Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Cheesy Veg Balls ! (Shallow Fried in Appe pan)

Hello Lovely People,

How many of us crave for fried food items but just try to avoid it afraid of that extra inches around the waist? I know most of them are except those few lucky ones. So stop worrying about those fattening deep fried items and instead try these cheese veg balls in the appe pan. It does magic really. How better it is to just shallow fry a snack and eat it guilt free ? 
I have previously posted Cheese Corn Balls which is actually deep fried. I wanted to try shallow frying it and the only way to properly shallow fry something which is round is in an appe pan. :)
This time instead of just corn I added vegetables and the shallow fried balls indeed turned out awesome and i didnt find any difference between deep fry in oil and this. Give a try for sure if you have an appe pan !

  • 3 Medium Potatoes ( Boiled & Mashed)
  • 1 Medium Carrot Grated)
  • 1/4 cup boiled Green Peas (Mashed slightly)
  • 1/4 cup boiled sweetcorn (Mashed slightly)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 grated cheddar cheese 
  • salt as needed
  • a pinch of red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour / Maida + 1 tbsp for rolling the balls
  • 2 tbsp  + 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 - 4 tbsp oil

  • Mash the potatoes, grate the cheese and carrot, mash the boiled corn and peas and finely chop the bell peppers.
  • In a bowl , mix the veggies and cheese with 2 tbsp of corn flour. Do not add any water.

  • Add the chilli flakes, salt and pepper and mix well to form a nice dough.
  • The dough may be slightly sticky due to the cheese. Rub oil in hands if needed and make a nice dough.

  • Make equal sized balls from the dough. See that the balls are not bigger than the appe pan holes.
  • The balls may be stickier when rolling, wash  / wipe and dry your hands in between and roll them smoothly.

  • After rolling all the balls , coat them in a tbsp of plain flour / corn flour spread on a plate. This is just to make the sticky dough balls dry.

  • Now make a batter with 2 tbsp of flour and 1 tbsp of corn flour with little salt.
  • Spread the breadcrumbs on plate and keep ready.
  • Take the flour coated ball and dip it in the batter (using a spoon) and then roll it in bread crumbs. Coat the balls well in breadcrumbs and keep aside. Repeat for all the balls.
  • you can do till this step and store it in fridge and then just shallow fry them in appe pan or deep fry them in oil just before serving.

  • Now heat the appe pan and add a drop of oil in each hole and grease it well. Keep the flame in medium and place the balls carefully in each  hole. 
  • The cheese starts melting and the balls will become a little delicate, so handle them using a spoon carefully  and roll them in their holes so that they are browned evenly. 

  • It doesn't take much time, and as the filling is already cooked just 3 - 4 minutes of cooking is enough. 
  • Drop some more oil when rotating the balls and let them turn nice golden brown.

Look at the golden brown balls, no one can reckon its not deep fried :)

With Love,


  1. Hey looks yummm. Do you also have the name/ recipe for the sauce used in presentation?

  2. Can i use Parmesan instead of Cheddar

  3. the golden color really looks so good... thanks for sharing the recipe...

  4. Looks yum :). Will try this very soon. Lovely blog :)

  5. V. Nice rcp thank u for sharing cucumber cutter ka pic send Karie pl. Jisase itna accha result mila i want a good salad cutter can u suggest.

    1. Thanks Dr.Hetal. Its jus a small tool i got from a local shop.. Im not aware of any salad cutters.. I usually trust only my knife :) pls drop in ur mail id.. i will mail u this pic of that cucumber cutter