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.

Preparation Time

40 mins

Cooking Time

20 mins

Ingredients

- 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

Directions

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.

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.

Preparation Time

40 mins

Cooking Time

20 mins

Ingredients

- 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

Directions

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.