How to make Jain Cheese Balls -

Cheese balls made suitable for Jains by replacing potatoes with raw bananas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Processed cheese (प्रोसेस्ड चीज़), Raw banana (कच्चा केला)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Jain Cheese Balls

Jain Cheese Balls Recipe Card


Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jain Cheese Balls Recipe

  • Processed cheese 1 cup grated + for garnishing

  • Raw banana boiled, peeled and mashed 1 medium

  • Green capsicum finely chopped ¼ cup

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Dried oregano 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • coriander leaves 1 tablespoon + for garnishing

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2-3 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Refined flour (maida) ¼ cup

  • Brown bread crumbs for coating


Step 1

Mix cheese, banana, capsicum, pepper powder, chilli flakes, oregano, salt in a bowl. Add coriander and cornflour and mix well.

Step 2

Divide the mixture into equal portions, shape them into balls.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

To make slurry, mix refined flour and some water in a bowl.

Step 5

Spread breadcrumbs on a plate.

Step 6

Dip the balls in slurry, coat them in breadcrumbs and deep-fry in hot oil till brown and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 7

Serve hot with cheese and coriander.

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