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Fry Indian Vegetarian

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  253
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  3 mg
  • Sodium  287 mg
  • Potassium  169 mg
  • Phosphorus  86 mg
  • Calcium  46 mg
  • Fiber  2.3 g

Corn and Cheese Balls

Made by a dialysis patient's mother, Corn and Cheese Balls is a cheesy snack that will keep you satisfied while still keeping in mind the kidney diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by the mother of DaVita dialysis patient Aditya from California and submitted by DaVita dietitian Shawna from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 4 balls


  • 2 cups frozen yellow corn
  • 1 green chili
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  1. Thaw corn. Finely chop green chili and cilantro.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the cheese and thawed corn.
  3. Soak bread slices in water and squeeze out water so the bread becomes dry. Add this to corn and cheese mixture. Add flour, dry spices and cilantro. Mix it gently.
  4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Using a tablespoon, form small balls from the corn and cheese mixture and drop each ball into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown.
  5. Remove balls from the oil and place on a tray with kitchen napkin to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve hot with Cilantro Chutney.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If available, substitute crumbled paneer cheese for cottage cheese.
  • Paneer is an unaged cheese made by curdling milk with lemon juice or other acid food. Substitutions include dry curd cottage cheese, farmer’s cheese, queso blanco or queso fresco. Portion is limited since this dairy product contains phosphorus.

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