How to make Jalapeno Poppers -

Deep fried jalapenos stuffed with a mixture of mozzarella, cheddar and cream cheese.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Jalapenos (हालापीनो), Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

  • Jalapenos 10-12

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 50 grams

  • Cheddar cheese grated 50 grams

  • Cream cheese 2-3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk 1/4 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Bread crumbs 100 grams

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Cut some of the jalapenos into medium pieces, deseed and reserve some. Finely chop the remaining pieces. Slit the remaining whole jalapenos and deseed.

Step 2

Boil water in a pan and blanch slit jalapenos for a minute. Transfer in chilled water immediately. Remove and pat dry them.

Step 3

Combine mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, chopped jalapenos, salt and crushed peppercorns in a bowl and mix well.

Step 4

Pour milk in a bowl. Spread the flour and breadcrumbs on different plates.

Step 5

Stuff the jalapeno pieces and blanched jalapenos with the prepared cheese mixture.

Step 6

Dip the prepared jalapenos in milk and coat in flour. Dip again in milk and coat with breadcrumbs. Refrigerate for sometime.

Step 7

Add salt to the flour and mix. Repeat the above process one more time and refrigerate again.

Step 8

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the jalapeno poppers till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Serve hot with roasted tomato salsa.

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