Pao De Quaijo
In this episode, Chef Maria Goretti shows you how to make Pao de Quaijo, Brazilian cheese balls containing Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese among other ingredients. Also, this recipe is easy to make.
Pao De Quaijo Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- American


- 2

Cooking Time

-20-25 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min


  • For Pao De Quaijo: 200 ml milk
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 320 gm tapioca flour
  • 60 gm mozzarella cheese
  • 60 gm grated parmesan cheese
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Pao de quaijo: In a heated pan add milk, oil, salt and mix it.
  2. 2

    Add tapioca flour and keep stirring.
  3. 3

    Add the batter in a bowl and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
  4. 4

    Add grated mozzarella cheese, grated parmesan cheese mix it up and prepare small balls of it.
  5. 5

    On a baking tray place the balls and bake it in a preheated oven at 180' C for 20 - 25 minutes.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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