Savoury Indian Cheese Bites
Sugar and salt based bites are very popular snacks served in India during Diwali season. Combining cheese with the salted version adds a little zing, taking it to a whole new level.
- 1 1/2 cups Grand Mills All Purpose flour
- 50 grams (1 3/4 ounces) cheese
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup water to knead the dough
- Oil for frying
1 - Grate the cheese finely. (Use the smallest size possible)
2 - Take cold butter and chop them into small pieces using a knife. Using cold butter will make the cheeslings crisp and flaky.
3 - Mix salt, red chili powder, grated cheese and butter in the flour.
4 - Add water little at a time and knead the mixture into a firm but smooth dough. Cover the mixture with a damp cloth/ kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 minutes.
5 - Knead the dough and divide this into 4 equal parts.
6 - Roll out each part into a circle of approximately 8-inch diameter.
7 - Cut into rectangular pieces such that each cheeseling is about l 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
8 - Heat oil on medium heat.
9 - Once the oil is hot, drop the pieces and fry till they are golden brown. Do not fry them until brown else the cheese will taste bitter.