Im very happy to say that I am still basking in the glory of winning the SuperChef Chennai Title under the Appetizer Category. I made Zucchini Jalapeno Cheese Balls with Red Pepper Filling on a bed of Capsicum salad served with a mint dip. I have been asked for this recipe again and again by many people. so here I go.
Zucchini - 1 cut into small pieces
Jalapeno - 2 small pieces ( pickled)
Parmesan cheese - 1 cup shredded
Cheddar cheese - 1 cup shredded
Fresh herbs - parsley and basil
Powdered pepper - 1 tsp
Red Pepper - 1 cup cut into cubes
Tomato - 1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs - 2 cups
Maida flour - 1 cup
Corn flour - 1 cup
Saute Zucchini using a little oil
Saute Red pepper cubes and set aside
Saute the tomato along with some fresh herbs and keep it aside
Make bread crumbs , by blending bread in a blender
Cut Jalapeno into very small pieces.
Make sure you do not overdo Jalapeno as the flavor should not be predominate in the dish
In a wide bowl add the shredded cheeses.
Followed by zucchini and jalapeno
Add some fresh herbs and bind them together
Blend the red pepper and tomato into a smooth paste
Make a smooth batter with Maida and Corn flour
Make small balls with the cheese mixture
Make a dent in the middle and place some of the red pepper and tomato mixture
The idea is that, when the cheese ball is cut into two halves, the center part should be red in color while the outer circle should be white in color
Close the ball and roll it over plain Maida flour
Now dip this in the Maida , corn flour batter
Roll it over the bread crumbs and set it aside
Heat oil in a wide skillet
When the oil is hot enough drop each of the balls one by one
Deep fry till its golden brown
Remove on a tissue paper and set aside.
Serve it on a bed of Capsicum Salad and along with a mint dip
Blend the following to a smooth paste
1/2 cup Coriander leaves
1/2 cup Mint Leaves
1 pod of garlic,
2 tsp of Lemon Juice
1 tsp of Mayonnaise
Salt to taste
Saute zucchini and red pepper
Make bread crumbs using french bread
Ensure that the oil is hot enough. Just a few seconds is enough for the Cheese balls to be done
Decorate it with Black Olives in a tooth pick.
Zucchini Jalapeno Cheese Balls on a bed of Capsicum Salad with a minty dip
Now isn't it a treat for the eyes?