Post published on December 8, 2021 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute


Broccoli & Cheese Masala Balls

Broccoli & Cheese Masala Balls make a delicious finger food for holiday party or game day. Make them for lunch box or after school snack and your kid won’t notice the hidden broccoli while biting these gooey bites.
They are so easy to make and you can make them ahead of time and refrigerate before frying them. I used Air Fryer to avoid using too much oil and they turned out crispy from outside and soft and gooey from inside. 
Don’t forget to share a 📸 with me when you do make it. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, sides, snacks
Cuisine Indian Fusion
Servings 8 balls


  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp raw mango powder
  • 1 tsp Pav bhaji Masala
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Wash and chop the broccoli in food processor
  • Remove it in a bowl, add salt, cheese, raw mango powder, Pav bhaji masala, red chili powder and mix it well and form 2 inch balls
  • Mix all purpose flour and water and keep it aside
  • Mix salt, bread crumbs and black pepper powder in a flat plate and lay them evenly
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dip the broccoli and cheese balls in the all purpose flour and water mixture and then roll it in bread crumbs
  • Grease the Air Frying tray with oil and place the balls in the tray
  • Air Fry for 15-20 minutes, till they are golden brown on all sides
  • Serve immediately
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