I tried this recipe after watching an you tube video by chef harpal singh.. I found it easy and i prepared this for my daughter. She loved it.. Usually cheese balls will be made with white sauce. But i followed this quick and easy method.I halved the recipe and i added masalas as per my need. For the last batch i added little garam masala powder which is not in the original recipe.. I loved it..It takes just 10 mins to prepare when u have boiled corn ready in hand. We all find difficult to remove the corn kennels. I have suggested a very simple and easy method which i saw here in road side shops. I’ve given step by step pics too.Some of u may know this already. Do try this method and let me know friends.. .Soon i will try to share Bangalore famous masala corn recipe :)
INGREDIENTS 1 cup - 200ml
Boiled Corn kennels – 1/2 cup ( GRIND COARSELY)
Grated Cheese – 3/4 cup ( i used mozzarella ,any cheese is ok )
Corn flour –1/2 tbsp
Maida – 1 tbsp
Chopped ginger bits – 1/2 tsp
Chopped green chillies – 1 tsp
Crushed Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Cooking soda – A pinch
Chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 Tbsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Water – 1-2 tbsp
Oil – for frying + for greasing ur hands
Bread crumbs - as needed
Salt – As needed
Grate the cheese ,boil the corn and remove the kennels.To remove the kennels, cut the boiled corn into two pieces. Take one piece and keep it on a plate.Hold the corn with one hand. Keep the knife on top of one side of the corn. Cut through the end. The kennels will fall down. Rotate the corn and do the next side. Repeat until all the kennels are removed.(click on the image to c a large picture)
Grind the kennels coarsely by just running once or twice.
In a bowl , take the ground kennels , cheese , flours and all the ingredients except oil and water. Mix & make a crumbly mixture. This itself forms a non sticky dough but u should add little water otherwise the mixture will separatewhen u deep fry..
Now add water to make a dough. It will be sticky. Grease ur hands with oil and make small balls. Dip the balls in bread crumbs(optional).Cover the remaining balls while u deep fry..
Heat oil to deep fry and fry one for the first time. Oil should not be too hot. U should fry like gulab jamun by stirring the oil and the ball continuously for uniform frying. The ball will come up once done. Remove when golden brown.
Serve with sauce !! It will be crispy outside and soft inside . Kids would love this for sure..
Adding water is very important otherwise the mixture will separate while deep frying..
I dint use milk or bread crumbs to roll. But still it was crispy. If u want u can roll th balls in milk and then in bread crumbs to get more crispy balls..
Do not deep fry in high heat because the balls will get browned and remains uncooked inside.
Keep stirring the oil using a ladle when u deep fry. This helps for uniform cooking & browning..