Jalapeno Cheese Balls

An irresistible delight, jalapeno cheese balls are creamy, cheesy and oozing with rich flavour. A perfect starter, the flavour is enhanced by the subtle yet strong undertones of jalapeno This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Jalapeno Cheese Balls

Main Ingredients Fresh jalapeno, Mozzarella cheese
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 51-60 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Jalapeno Cheese Balls

  • 1 Fresh jalapeno
  • 50 grams Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large Potatoes , boiled, peeled and grated
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black peppercorns , crushed
  • 1/2 cup Refined flour (maida)
  • 1 cup Dried breadcrumbs
  • to deep fry Oil
  • to serve Tomato ketchup


  1. Grate mozzarella cheese into a bowl.
  2. Discard the stem of the jalapeno, remove seeds, cut into thin strips and further finely chop it. Add to the grated cheese and mix well.
  3. Divide the cheese-jalapeno mixture into small equal portions, shape into balls and place on a plate.
  4. Take potatoes in another bowl, add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.
  5. Divide the potato mixture into equal portions. Take each portion in your hand and spread. Keep a cheese ball in the centre, gather the edges together and press lightly to seal making sure that the cheese ball is completely covered with potato mixture. Shape them into balls and keep on a fresh plate.
  6. Take flour in yet another bowl, salt, crushed peppercorns and some water and whisk to make a semi-thick and smooth slurry.
  7. Take breadcrumbs on a plate, add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.
  8. Dip each jalapeno-cheese ball in the slurry, coat with breadcrumb mixture and place on another plate. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Slide the jalapeno-cheese balls into hot oil, a few at a time, and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  10. Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.