How to Make Spinach, Paneer, and Cheese Balls

Updated on December 4, 2019
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Spinach, paneer, and cheese balls
Spinach, paneer, and cheese balls

Mouthwatering Miracle Balls!

Spinach, paneer, and cheese balls are both delicious and nutritious. Whether you serve them as an afterschool snack or as a party appetizer, they're sure to be a hit. These scrumptious multi-colored balls simply melt in your mouth!

5 stars for Spinach, Paneer, and Cheese Balls

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach, washed, stem removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup paneer, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cheese, grated (I used mozzarella)
  • 3 slices bread, torn into crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes or pizza seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons maida (all-purpose flour), for coating the dough balls
  • 1 green chili, not a hot variety, finely chopped
  • oil for deep-frying

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add chopped spinach, grated paneer, grated cheese, bread crumbs, grated ginger, chopped green chili, red chili flakes or pizza seasonings, cumin seeds, and salt.
  2. Knead, adding just enough water to make a firm dough. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions. Shape each of the portions like a ball. Roll these balls in the all-purpose flour (maida).
  3. Deep-fry the balls in moderately hot oil until they turn golden brown and crunchy. While frying, turn the balls occasionally to ensure uniform cooking.
  4. Remove them and place on an absorbent paper. Repeat the process to fry all the dough balls.
  5. Yummy spinach, paneer, and cheese balls are now ready to munch!
  6. Serve them hot with tomato sauce. Enjoy!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Wash, remove the stems, and chop the spinach leaves.
Step one: Wash, remove the stems, and chop the spinach leaves.
Step two: Make bread crumbs in a mixer or blender.
Step two: Make bread crumbs in a mixer or blender.
Ingredients
Ingredients
Step three: Add all the ingredients as per list to a large mixing bowl. Knead, adding just enough water to get a firm dough.
Step three: Add all the ingredients as per list to a large mixing bowl. Knead, adding just enough water to get a firm dough.
The dough
The dough
Step four: Divide the dough into 10 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Roll each of them in all-purpose flour.
Step four: Divide the dough into 10 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Roll each of them in all-purpose flour.
Step five: Deep-fry 5-6 of these dough balls at a time in moderately hot oil.
Step five: Deep-fry 5-6 of these dough balls at a time in moderately hot oil.
Fry the balls until they are golden brown and crunchy. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying.
Fry the balls until they are golden brown and crunchy. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying.
Step six: Remove and place them on an absorbent paper. Repeat the same process to fry all the dough balls.
Step six: Remove and place them on an absorbent paper. Repeat the same process to fry all the dough balls.
Mouthwatering spinach, paneer, and cheese balls are ready to serve! Eat them with tomato sauce on the side.
Mouthwatering spinach, paneer, and cheese balls are ready to serve! Eat them with tomato sauce on the side.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 36
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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