Recipe- Leftover Khichdi Cheese Balls

Recipe- Leftover Khichdi Cheese Balls
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Mashed khichdi balls with some potato, onion and spices, center filled with Mozzarella cubes and fried to crisp.
Servings Prep Time
14 Cheese Balls 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 Cheese Balls 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Recipe- Leftover Khichdi Cheese Balls
Print Recipe
Mashed khichdi balls with some potato, onion and spices, center filled with Mozzarella cubes and fried to crisp.
Servings Prep Time
14 Cheese Balls 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 Cheese Balls 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Cheese Balls
Instructions
  1. Here i had 1 cup of leftover Pongal (South Indian Dhuli Moong Daal Khichdi tempered with Cashew, Green Chili, Ginger and Jeera) You may use any kind of khichdi available to you.
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  2. Take it in a wide bowl and mesh it nicely with a fork.
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  3. Now add boiled potato and mash it also with khichdi using a fork. (You may also grate the boiled potato)
  4. Now add chopped onion and salt. Mix well. (Here i used pongal in which i already had cashew, green chili and ginger. So i did not put any additional spice. You may put chopped green chili, ginger or any other spice as per your taste)
  5. Now take a small portion, flatten it and place a cheese cube in center.
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  6. Now seal it and roll it in a ball shape.
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  7. Do the same with all and keep all cheese balls aside. Meanwhile heat sufficient oil in a pan to fry.
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  8. When oil is hot, fry cheese balls initially on high flame and then on low medium flame.
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  9. Remove them on absorbent paper.
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  10. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.
  11. Enjoy!
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  12. You may also coat the balls in besan and fry to crisp.
    Leftover Khichdi balls
Recipe Notes
  • Here i used lefover pongal (South Indian Dhuli Moong Daal Khichdi tempered with Cashew, Green Chili, Ginger and Jeera).
  • You may use any type of leftover rice dish like pulav or khichdi, just add spices as required and mash it to smooth.
  • You may also add fine chopped vegetables (capsicum/ carrot/ beans/ peas) to the mix.
  • While frying make sure, do not fry more than 3-4 balls (according to the size of your pan) at a time, as they might break.
  • You may also coat them in besan and fry to crisp.

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