Rice and Cheese Balls

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May. 30, 2016

There are many interesting ways to make use of leftover rice including some types of rotis and dosas. But, this recipe tops the charts! Rice and Cheese Balls, made with cooked rice flavoured simply with green chillies and mustard powder and bound together with flour, gives rise to a temptingly crisp snack when deep-fried. What is more, the procedure is as simple as mix, shape, and fry. No dipping, no rolling, no sweat!


Cooked rice 2 1/4 Cup (36 tbs) (chawal)
Plain flour 3 Tablespoon (maida)
Finely chopped green chillies 1 Tablespoon
Baking soda 2 Pinch
Grated processed cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Mustard powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (For deep frying)



1. Mash the rice thoroughly in a deep bowl.

2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

3. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.

4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry a few balls at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.


5. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 236Calories from Fat 89

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 326 mg13.58%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet