How to make Cheesy Broccoli Balls -

Dough balls of boiled potatoes, Broccoli and Parmesan cheese stuffed with mozzarella cheese and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Parmesan cheese (पारमेज़ान चीज़), Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cheesy Broccoli Balls

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Cheesy Broccoli Balls Recipe

  • Parmesan cheese grated 2

  • Mozzarella cheese cut into small cubes 100

  • Broccoli finely chopped 1

  • Potatoes boiled and peeled 2

  • Red chilli flakes

  • Crushed black peppercorns

  • Salt

  • Oil 1 tablespoon +

  • Garlic cloves chopped 2-3

  • Onion chopped 1

  • Refined flour (maida) ½

  • Bread crumbs course ½


Step 1

Grate the potatoes and put into a large mixing bowl. Add chilli flakes, crushed black peppercorns, salt and parmesan cheese and mix well. Set aside.

Step 2

For the broccoli mixture, heat oil in a non-stick pan and add garlic and sauté for a minute or till it is light brown in colour.

Step 3

Add onion and a pinch of salt and sauté till the onions are light brown in colour. Add broccoli, lower the heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Add the broccoli mixture to the potato mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the mixture into equal portions, stuff a cube of mozzarella cheese in the center of each portion and press the edges to seal and roll into medium sized balls.

Step 6

Mix refined flour and water to make a thin batter. Dip the prepared balls in the batter, coat with breadcrumbs and keep aside.

Step 7

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the balls till golden brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.

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