Alhamdulillah!! We are half way through the holy month of Ramadan. To my surprise, I realized that even then I haven’t posted much snacks which I usually prepare during Ramadan and have just shared Ragda Pattice and Idlis. When I asked my kids and hubby about what should I prepare for the Iftar menu. The unanimous answer was “Chicken Cheese balls” as all of them are just crazy and fond of these beauties. They looks so good, just melt in your mouth and when you get to the cheese part of the balls, you will feel like heaven. They started during Iftar and went on munching till dinner time. You may find this recipe unusual as compare to others but the taste and flavors are guaranteed. Here is how I have made it..
300 gms, chicken, fine mince
2 tsp, onion powder
1 tsp, crushed rosemary, fresh or dried
¾ tsp, white pepper powder
½ tsp, red chili flakes (you may add more if preferred)
2 tbsp, butter
6 nos, garlic cloves, crushed
Salt as per taste
½ cup, All purpose flour
3 nos, egg whites, beaten
½ tsp, white pepper powder
Salt as per taste
Bread crumbs as required.
Mozzarella cheese, grated, as required.
Oil for frying
Heat the butter in small pan. Reduce the heat and add crushed garlic. Let it cook for a minute. Take it off the heat and allow it to cool.
In a bowl, combine together chicken, chili flakes, rosemary, onion powder , white pepper powder salt and prepared garlic butter. Mix well.
Divide the chicken mixture into small lemon sized portions. Take one portion. Make an indentation in center and place a ½ tsp of grated mozzarella, seal and form lemon sized smooth balls. Repeat the same for all the portions
In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, salt and white pepper powder.
Take a ball at a time, coat it well with this flour mixture. Dip it in egg white and coat it finally with bread crumbs. Again dip it in egg white and coat it with bread crumbs second time.
Repeat it for all the prepared balls.
Refrigerate it for 40 to 45 mins.
Heat oil in a kadhai or heavy bottom pan. Fry the balls till they are brown, crisp and cooked within.
Do not fry them on very high flame as the coating will burn and remain uncooked within.
Enjoy hot and crispy garlic chicken cheese balls with sauce or ketchup of your choice.