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Jalapeno Poppers

Delicious nuggets that are spicy and cheesy inside and crispy outside!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cheese balls, Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers, Crispy Jalapeño Poppers, jalapeno poppers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 poppers
Calories 70kcal


  • 3 Boiled potatoes Large
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 10 Jalapenos Finely chopped
  • Handful Coriander leaves Finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Corn flour
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs For the mix and outer coating
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour Maida
  • Water As required for slurry
  • Mozzarella cheese In small cubes
  • Oil To deep fry


  • Firstly, mash the boiled potatoes. To this, add 2 tsp of salt with 1/2 a tsp of black pepper powder.
  • Then add 2 tsp of chilli flakes and oregano and start mixing the ingredients with the potato mash.
  • Now add the jalapenos with 4 tbsp of cornflour and a cup of bread crumbs and a handful of coriander leaves.
  • Mix all the ingredients and bring them to a dough-like consistency to make balls.
  • Now, for the outer coating, take a cup of all-purpose flour with a tsp of salt and 1/2 a tsp of black pepper powder.
  • Add the required amount of water and beat the slurry till it attains a semi-liquid consistency.
  • Now make small balls from the potato spice mash and flatten them. In the centre, place a small cube of mozzarella cheese and wrap them into balls again.
  • Then coat the balls on all the sides in the slurry and toss them around in the bread crumbs.
  • Freeze the balls for 15 minutes so that they do not disperse or break while frying.
  • When freezing is done, deep fry them at high flame till the balls turn golden brown. Finally, serve the poppers hot with ketchup or mayo on the side!


Serving: 1popper | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 83.8mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 13mg