Spinach Cheese Balls Recipe | Palak Cheese Balls Recipe

Hello Foodies,
           Prepared this stuffed spinach-cheese balls by using basic ingredients. It has been a while, that I haven't posted any cheese recipe and I had some cheese left in the fridge.  So today I have prepared this stuffed spinach cheese balls.  The procedure is incredibly super easy and ingredients used are easily available in your kitchen pantry. It's brimming with cheesy and rich flavor. Once you prepare, kids will finish the plate in no time. This is my easy to go snack or appetizer cheese balls recipe. Nothing fancy and far cheaper, it's just comfort snack made with the classic mozzarella cheese, potatoes, sweetcorns, some herbs, and spinach. Here I have used mozzarella cheese, but you can use cheddar cheese too. Cheddar cheese tastes good too. In this spinach cheese balls recipe, sometimes I also add garlic powder, onion powder or some mixed herbs for flavor. But here I have shared no onion-no garlic recipe. The key to making this crispy, creamy and cheesy balls is the dough has to be tightly rolled so that cheese balls will remain firm. Also, do not to forget to freeze stuffed cheese balls for at least 15-20 minutes. This will prevent the cheese from melting and burst out while frying, air frying or baking.

            To make dough soft and to get it stickiness or for the binding purpose, I have used potatoes here, and it helps a lot. These tubers are an excellent medium for all kinds of flavors and are actually healthier than you think. Whether potatoes are boiled, fried, roasted or grilled they taste good! Also to prepare to stuff I have added sweet corns with the cheese, and it gives this cheese balls a crunchy and a bit of sweet taste.
            I use boiled potatoes in many recipes, and I had always boiled potatoes in my stovetop pressure cooker, and it did need some monitoring. But since I bought this little guy (instant pot), it made boiling potato far easy task. No supervision is required and no need to check if it's done or not. So with the Instant Pot, just set the time for 2 minutes and release the pressure manually and you are done. 
            So guys, skip buying that already made and ready to serve cheese balls from the store and prepare this homemade version, which is way better than store bought!

How to Make a Spinach-Cheese Balls

  • Cook spinach and potatoes in the instant pot for 2 minutes.
  • Drain water from spinach and grind cooked Spinach with ginger and green chilies.
  • Peel the potatoes skin and mash them.
  • In a bowl add mashed potatoes, spinach paste, bread crumbs, and salt and knead to make the dough.
  • In other bowl combine mozzarella cheese, sweet corn, red chili flakes, black pepper, and oregano and divide this into equal parts and roll to make small cheese stuffing balls.
  • Now grease hands with the oil and take a ball sized spinach-potato dough. Flatten by pressing gently.
  • Now place prepared cheese balls at the center and get the edges together. Seal well and roll a ball without cracks and freeze it for 15-20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, deep fry stuffed cheese balls until golden and crispy.

How long can it sit out?
  •         Because of the dairy ingredients used in this recipe and for food safety it should not be left sitting unrefrigerated for longer than 3-4 hours.

How Long Will it keep for?
  •          Prepare cheese stuffed spinach balls( raw /non-fried) and freeze in an airtight container up to 1 week. 


Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Freezing Time: 15-20 Minutes.
Each Spinach Cheese Ball contains 70 Calories.

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Ingredients:

  • To Prepare Spinach Dough:
    • Spinach 1 Cup
    • Potato 2, boiled and mashed
    • Bread crumbs 2 Tbsp
    • Salt ½ Tsp
    • Green chili 3 strips
    • Ginger paste 1 Tsp
  • To Make Cheese Stuffing:
    • Mozzarella cheese 1 cup
    • Sweet corn 3 Tbsp
    • Red chili flakes 1 Tsp 
    • Black pepper 1 Tsp
    • Oregano 1 Tsp
    • Oil for frying





Instructions:

  • To Cook Spinach-Potato in the Instant Pot:
    • Wash spinach leaves and add them into the pan and add 1 cup of water.
    • Cut potatoes into two parts and place them into the pan and add 1 cup of water.
    • Turn on instant pot and add 1 cup of water and place spinach and potatoes pans.
    • Close the lid and place the vent on sealing position and cook on manual mode (Hi) for 2 minutes.
    • Release pressure manually and open the lid.
    • Drain water from spinach and add to the blender jar or grinder and add green chilies, ginger and grind to make a fine paste.
    • Meanwhile, peel the skin of potatoes and mash them.
  • To Prepare Spinach-Potato Dough:
    • In a mixing bowl add mashed potatoes, spinach paste, bread crumbs, salt and knead to make the dough.
  • To Prepare Cheese Stuffing:
    • In a mixing bowl add mozzarella cheese, sweet corns, red chili flakes, black pepper, oregano and mix well.
    • Divide this into equal parts and roll to make small cheese stuffing balls.


  • To Prepare and Fry Cheese Balls:
    • Now grease hands with the oil and take a ball sized spinach-potato dough and flatten it by pressing gently.
    • Now place prepared cheese balls at the center and get the edges together and seal well.
    • Roll a ball without cracks, else the cheese will melt and burst out while frying or baking.
    • Similarly, prepare remaining balls and freeze it for 15-20 minutes.
    • After 30 minutes, deep fry stuffed cheese balls until golden and crispy.
  • Here, crispy, cheesy Spinach-Cheese Balls are ready to serve, serve hot with tomato sauce. Enjoy!!!

My Take: 

  • You can use cheddar cheese to this recipe instead of mozzarella cheese.
  • You can use garlic and onion powder into dough or stuffing for more flavors.

Dietary Comment :

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.Per serving contains 70 calories, along with 6 g carbohydrates, 4.5 g fats, and 3 g protein.

Good Time To Eat:

  •            It's good to eat Spinach-Cheese Balls as an appetizer, snacks or starter.


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