Potato Cheese Balls are the ultimate cheese stuffed snacks. On the other hand, they aren’t served at fast food joints, cafes or restaurants. Since it is a homemade fusion snack, you will have to make it yourself.


Before we begin making, let’s have a brief idea about what it is.

What are Potato Cheese balls?

Boiled & mashed potato mixture with masala having cheese stuffing rolled in a ball shape that is further deep fried in cooking oil. That’s our potato cheese balls. Before deep-frying, the balls are coated using all-purpose flour & breadcrumbs.

It’s cheesy, tummy-filling, crispy & everyone will love it. These potato cheese balls remind me of a popular Gujarati snack called pattice. The cooking method is almost similar. However, the filling inside is different. See the below image.

manglore goli baje & surti pattice

image credit: nehascookbook & divine taste

There’s one more south Indian snack similar to pattice. It’s Mangalore’s famous Goli Baje aka Mangalore Bhajji aka Mysore Bonda with coconut chutney.

Again the stuffing inside is different. Refer to the image above. All in all, many popular snacks resemble our potato cheese balls.

Now that we know what potato cheese balls are, let’s make them. I am already hungry da.😍 We will start with the item list first. Here you go.

Potato Cheese balls ingredients

  • Potato – Use medium size potatoes. Boil them beforehand.
  • Bread Crumbs – To coat the cheese balls. Readily available at supermarkets.
  • All-Purpose Flour – To bind all ingredients together & to form an outer covering.
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – For flavouring & taste. Crush or grind them together.
  • Red Chili Flakes – No specific brand recommendation. Measure before using.
  • Garam Masala – Spice mix masala powder to integrate different flavours.
  • Black Pepper – For flavouring & taste. You can crush or add them as a whole.
  • Salt – As per taste.
  • Lemon Juice – It will give a sour flavour. Add as per your taste.
  • Cheese – I have used (10 gm) Amul cheese cubes. Cut each cube into four parts.
  • Water – To mix all-purpose flour for coating.
  • Cooking Oil – To deep fry our potato cheese balls.

Our ingredient list ends here. Go through the recipe card before you begin cooking. Some items will repeat. Hence, gather all of them in their exact measurements. Keep them separate. Now let’s make these cheese balls.

Making Cheesy Potato Cheese Balls

To make this mouthwatering snack, we need some prior preparations. For instance, boil potatoes. Next is to cut the cheese into cubes. The cubes must be of a size that can fit into the potato mixture.

If cheese cubes are large, they will rapture the balls in hot oil while frying. Hence, make small pieces.

Finally, make an all-purpose flour slurry. Mix water & all-purpose flour in quantity shown here. Make sure the slurry isn’t too thick or watery. When all your preparations are done, follow the main recipe steps below.

Making potato mixture

Mash boiled potatoes in a mixing bowl. Then add bread crumbs, all-purpose flour, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli flakes, garam masala, black pepper, salt, and lemon juice. Combine spices & other items properly. Your potato mixture is ready.

Do not add water or oil. Let me tell you this one more time – don’t add any liquid to the mixture. Doing this will make the potato mix lose & runny.

Cheese filling

Take some aloo mixture & flatten it. Next, put a cheese cube & wrap the potato mixture around the cube. Please give it a round shape with your hands.

Coating

Now take the all-purpose flour slurry. Dip the balls & roll them into the breadcrumbs. This way, the soft potato surface will have a protective covering. When you fry the balls in hot oil, there are chances of burning. The flour slurry & breadcrumbs will prevent from burning.

Roll the balls in the slurry & breadcrumbs until you have a nice & thick layer. Keep them aside when done.

Deep frying

It’s pretty self-explanatory. Heat oil & deep-fry until you get a nice brown texture. Take care that the balls don’t rapture in hot oil.

Your potato cheese balls are ready.

Cheesy tip for Potato Cheese Balls

If you look closely, I have used Amul cheese. However, there’s one exciting suggestion that I would like to share. If you want cheese threads in your potato cheese balls, then use Mozzarella cheese. When mozzarella cheese melts, it gives a thread-like structure. It looks & feels similar to the pizza you eat at dominos. Try it.

Do let me know how was your experience making these cheese balls. Also, try our other potato recipes like Potato Fingers and Potato Poori.