Mozzarella Stuffed Cottage Cheese Balls Served In Parmasean Cheese Basket

You all are now  thinking  what a big name of this dish,right? Like ours nick name you can call it 3 in 1 cheese recipe, as here I used Indian cottage cheese,mozzarella  cheese and parmasean cheese together  to make this finger licking snack.  You will get the taste of three different flavoured  cheese in one bite.
Before proceeding  to the recipe,I want to be thankful  to Mooz Cheese and Home Baker Guild Facebook Page for organising  a contest  of dishes prepared  with cheese.They awarded first  twenty winning recipes.I feel honoured  making  this recipe  to the top twenty

Preparation  Time-10 Minutes
Cooking  Time-30 
Servings -4

Ingredients for mozzarella  stuffed cottage cheese balls

1 litre  milk

Vinegar-2tablespoons(if required, add more)

1 teaspoon dried  oregano

1 teaspoon  dried parsley

1 teaspoon red chilli flakes 

Salt to taste

Mozzarella - 6 small cubes

Flour-1/2 cup

Corn flour mixture-2tbsp mixed with little bit water

Cornflakes-2 cups (grind to make a fine powder)

Oil-1cup (for deep frying )

Grated cheese- 2 tablespoons (for garnishing)

Method of mozzarella  stuffed  cottage cheese balls

Take a heavy bottomed vessel, add milk

Bring it to  boil and keep stirring to avoid burning of milk

Once the milk comes to boil, simmer the gas, start adding the vinegar  and keep stirring( if required,add more vinegar) cook for few seconds until the milk solids gets separates from the whey. Switch off the heat.

Pour this curdled milk to the already lined muslin cloth over a strainer,squeeze out all the whey water then  rinse it as much as possible,if you do not rinse the cottage  cheese  properly,you will  get the smell  of vinegar while having it.

Now hang the cloth covered cottage cheese with the  tap for 30 minutes. Then remove it from tap and place a heavy weight on cottage cheese  for another 30 minutes. It will help to squeeze  more water from cottage chese

Keep on collecting the cottage cheese from the sides and continue to mash and knead.

After 1 hour,remove the cheesecloth from the cottage cheese

The cottage cheese should not have too much moisture nor be too dry.

You can use store bought cottage cheese also

Add red chilli flakes,oregano ,parsley and salt into cottage cheese.

With the heels of your palms mash the cottage cheese mixture and knead.

Take some cottage cheese mixture, put a mozzarella  cube in centre and make a small  ball,do all these ball like this way.Keep refrigerator for 30 minutes .

Place the flour and powdered corn flakes in two wide  separate plates

Take out the mozzarella stuffed coated cottage cheese ball  from fridge.

Take one by one cottage cheese ball and follow the process.

You have to do it in batches .Do not put all the cottage cheese balls  together. Coat  the cottage cheese  balls  with flour,then dip into cornflour mixture and lastly coat with powdered cornflakes properly. Repeat  the process with the remaining pieces.  Cover the plate with aluminium foil or a plate and keep in the refrigerator for 20 -30 minutes.

Place oil in a non-stick frying pan to cover the base. Heat over medium heat.Add pinch of salt (when you deep fry something,add pinch of salt in oil,it absorb lees oil)

Add 4 to 5 coated cottage cheese balls pieces(according to the size of your frying pan  ) in oil and deep fry on medium flame until golden brown colour.Take them out from pan and place them on kitchen paper. Cook the remaining   pieces in batches .

Ingredients  of parmasean basket

Parmasean  cheese-1cup (grated)

1 glass

Method of parmasean basket

Heat a large non stick frying  pan over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle one fist of cheese  in a disk shape into the pan, using less cheese around the edges (helps produce the lacy look).

Allow cheese to get slightly golden underneath, then carefully remove it using a spatula.

Quickly drape cheese disk, golden side up, over an upside-down glass ,hold it with two hands lightly using tissue paper and form into a bowl.Allow to cool completely.This produces one basket.Repeat instructions until you have the number of baskets needed.

Take a plate,place all parmasean  basket,put mozzarella  stuffed  cottage  cheese balls into the  basket ,Sprinkle  grated  cheese on top and serve.
Enjoy these yummy  snack with tomato sauce.

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Process  of making Parmasean  Basket


  1. Moumita many congratulations my dear. This is a very creative snack and will be loved by kids. I am so impressed with your cheese baskets. Fantastic job dear. I know it's not easy. If you go wrong with the temperature of the frying pan or keep the cheese on the frying pan more than the time required and many more nitty gritties, this basket cannot be made. So once again very well done dear. Loved the idea totally. Yummy yummy.

  2. Many congratulations Moumita, cheese balls looks so yummy...lovely idea.

  3. Congrats Moumita Malla ...just beautiful cheese balls and the basket..lovely creation....Yummy dish

  4. Congratulations dear. Very well deserved. This looks amazing with yummy recipe!

  5. I would trade my almond tart with one of those delicious cheese balls! They are really delicious.

  6. Many congratulations, you deserve it. These cheese balls look so addictive and I am drooling over that parmesan basket. So cheesy so good.

  7. Fabulous innovation.. Love this recipe

  8. Congrats Moumita your dish looks stunning.making Parmasean Basket & serving cheese balls in it is very innovative idea.lovely recipe.

  9. Congrats dear, very innovative recipe, that parmesan basket looks gorgeous..

  10. Awesome snack .. very well presented

  11. Congrats Moumita on your top 20 win. These look amazing, such a beautiful presentation. I bet this is delicious!

  12. So creative... Congratulations!!

  13. Looks yummy..Very tempting..Cool...Lovely clicks...