Time To Indulge In These Yummy Potato Cheese Balls
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Do you find solace in cheese and also love the ever-faithful and omnipresent potatoes throughout your snacks to veggies? And are you looking to treat your gustatory senses with super easy recipes with sublime taste? Let’s introduce you to potato cheese balls. They are a bundle of pure joy made with just a handful of ingredients featuring boiled potatoes, seasoning, grated cheese, mozzarella cheese cubes, and salt to taste. Just these? Yes, only these ingredients produce oodles of soothingly savoury and buttery taste that will bring your racing appetite to a halt. Blame it on addictive cheese. Spare a few minutes of the day and roll up your aimlessly lying potatoes, salt, and cheese into a worthy evening snack. Now you might be already thanking the inventor of these rich cheese balls. Historical sources say that a Massachusetts farmer, Leland of Cheshire created a mammoth cheese ball of 1235 pounds for the first time in 1801 and presented it to President Jefferson at the White House. The current-day cheese balls came into prominence in 1944 in the US when women were throwing modest wartime parties and the columnist of Minneapolis Star, Virginia Safford profiled these women in her book, Food of My Friends. In this book, she told food stories by describing each hostess and their signature dish, where Mrs Sembler E Ellertson started with the cheese balls. Cheese balls are a mixture of soft cheeses shaped into a ball about 4 inches round, refrigerated, and covered with a mixture of nuts and other crunchy ingredients. These are traditionally made of two kinds of cheese, one soft cheese like ricotta and a grated semi-soft cheese like cheddar. They are typically served with crackers. The traditionally made cheese balls last for about 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge. Today, the term cheese balls are used to refer to a variety of items in the West, including cheese spread served around Christmas in the US and Canada and Bocconcini, the Italian cheese balls. 

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 3-4


1. 300gm potatoes (boiled)

2. 1 tbsp cornstarch

3. Salt to taste

4. 2 tsp pepper

5. 2 tsp oregano seasoning

6. 1 tsp spiced herbs

7. Coriander

8. 1 tbsp grated cheese

9. Mozzarella cheese cubes


1. Boil potatoes, peel, and mash them.

2. Add oregano seasoning, herbs, and pepper powder.

3. Add a little salt keeping in mind that cheese also contains salt.

4. Add chopped coriander.

5. Mix all these in the potatoes and knead them into a smooth dough.

6. Take small potato balls, press a little in the centre and put a mozzarella cheese cube inside and fold them into a smooth round ball.

7. Deep fry these balls into the oil until golden in colour.

8. Serve hot with chutney.


1. You can add chilli powder and chopped vegetables of your choice to the mashed potatoes to bring more flavour.

2. The salty, creamy, and gooey taste of cheese fused with crisply fried mashed potato balls will leave you satiated like nothing. Plus, the soft and cushy potatoes keep cheese melted for a long time. Enjoy more of the intoxicating rain, with these cheesy dreamy delights and red sauce.