Fried Cream Cheese Balls

I had some cream cheese sitting in my fridge and I wanted to do something savoury with them. These tasty cheese balls are the result. They’re quite easy and hardly take any time at all to prepare.

I liked the cheese in the centre. It gives it an extra cheesy flavour and they were a real hit with my family and friends. It’s quite moreish and a good appetizer for an informal get together.IMG-20200226-WA0007-01

This recipe makes around 15 balls.


PREP: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 20 minutes


11/4 cups cream cheese

½ cup paneer, grated

1 tbsp lime juice

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

3 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped

2 green chillies, seeded and finely chopped

1 cup breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper

Cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes

Vegetable oil for frying


Mix all the ingredients together, except the cheddar cheese and shape into balls. Flatten the centre and place the cheese in the centre. Pinch the ends together and reshape the balls.

Heat the vegetable oil in a small wok or skillet and fry the balls in batches (4-5 at a time), until they are golden brown. Serve hot with chilli sauce or mayonnaise.