Cheesy Spinach Jalapeño Bombs

Ever since I saw Sandhya’s Jalapeño-Poppah-Aappah (https://indfused.com/2015/08/07/japalpeno-poppah-aappah/) I was determined to try them. Sandhya at https://indfused.com creates brilliant original recipes and has a knack for coming up with quicker, easier and healthier versions of traditional dishes. I didn’t duplicate Sandhya’s recipe exactly but hers was the inspiration for my endeavor.

It seems that many of the South Indian breakfast dishes such as dosa, idli, uttapam, vada etc. use similar ingredients in their batters which are, in some cases, interchangeable. I used an uttapam mix to make my batter.

uttappam & drumstick sambar

cheesy spinach bombs

 

I had already minced onion and green chilis to add to the batter before realizing they were already ingredients in the mix. I added them anyway.

cheesy spinach bombs

 

I had some precooked spinach on hand and used that as a base for the filling. I squeezed much of the moisture from the spinach and mixed with it shredded cheddar, shredded jack cheese, cumin powder, jalapeño powder and kosher salt.

cheesy spinach bombs

 

To the spinach and cheese mixture I added roughly chopped pickled jalapeños.

cheesy spinach bombs

 

I formed the spinach and cheese mixture into little balls.

cheesy spinach bombs

 

With a few drops of coconut oil in each depression of the hot ebelskiver pan I spooned a little uttapam batter, dropped in a ball of spinach cheese filling then added a little more batter on top.

cheesy spinach bombs

cheesy spinach bombs

cheesy spinach bombs

 

These were hot and spicy little devils, exactly the way we like them. I attribute the heat to the added green chilis to the already spicy batter mix rather than the pickled jalapeños. I know this because I grew and prepared the jalapeños myself.

cheesy spinach bombs

cheesy spinach bombs



 


11 thoughts on “Cheesy Spinach Jalapeño Bombs

  1. Greg,
    Thank you so much for the kind words about me and the shout out for Indfused. I truly appreciate it all !
    These cheesy spinach jalapeno bombs look awesome. I love the flavor of coconut oil. What a yummy treat!
    So true what you said, teh aape or ebelskiver pan is like an inspiration for new recipes, right?

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      1. I am so humbled <3.
        As you may have seen on Indfused, I went a little nuts with the ebelskiver pan since i could make the traditionally deep fried stuff with just a few drops of oil with the aape pan. So made dal wada (with avocado :), made my favorite Indo Chinese gobi manchurian and also stuffed mushrooms.
        Hope you are having a great labor day weekend!

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