Serving Size:
4 balls

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Vegetarian


  • 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.

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.

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

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


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