Cream Cheese Balls Recipe

Cream Cheese Balls Recipe

Cream Cheese Balls can be served as a starter before you have your meal. You can have it on your holidays or during tea time.

Outside India potato is not used  as a filling for Cream Cheese  Balls and they are baked instead of frying. Cream Paneer is not easily available in the market, if you are using Chena or normal Paneer as a substitute then blend properly in a mixer or blender to make a fine powder. Grated Paneer does not help in making same sized balls. The potatoes used in Cream Cheese Balls should be small sized . So let us prepare this recipe.

-Ingredients for Cream Cheese Balls

  • Potatoes(small sized) - 400 grams(35 -40 small potatoes)
  • Cream Cheese or Paneer - 100 grams
  • Flour(maida) - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - add to taste
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli sauce  - 1 tbsp
  • Bread - 5 to 6 (or Suji)
  • Chaat masala - 2 tsp
  • Oil - to fry potato

-How to make Cream Cheese Balls

Wash potatoes and add salt to taste, Put them in a cooker to boil. Open the cooker, cool off the potatoes then peel the potatoes.

Mix flour with water and make a thin mix. Add blended Paneer, salt, black pepper, tomato sauce and chilli sauce to it then mix well.

Crumble the bread in pieces and keep them on a plate.

Put the whole potato in the mixture, now wrap the potato with the bread crumbs and keep it on a plate. Prepare all potatoes in this same manner. Instead of coating the potatoes with bread crumbs you can also use Suji(semolina) but personally i find it more easier to coat with bread crumbs. Due to the coating of bread crumbs or Suji the outer layer of the balls become very crispy.

Pour oil in a pan and heat, place potato on one hand and give it a round shape with the other. Put 10-12 potatoes in hot oil and fry on a medium flame till they turn brown. Place the fried potatoes  on a plate. Similarly fry all the potatoes and then keep them on the plate. Sprinkle Chaat masala over the prepared Paneer Cream Balls.

Cream Cheese/Paneer Balls are ready, serve hot Cream Cheese/Paneer Balls with coriander chutney or tomato sauce and eat.


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