Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Chillie Cheese Toasts

Difficulty: Easy | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins| Yield: 20 pieces

50 gms (3 slices) Cheese
2 Eggs
5 Slices of Bread
4 tbsp Flour
2 Green Chillie/ ½ tsp Red Chillie Powder*
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


  1. Remove the sides of the breads and cut them into 4 pieces each.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  3. Grate the cheese and add it to the eggs.
  4. Mix the flour, chillies and salt (just a little, about ½ tsp, as the cheese is high in salt content).
  5. Heat the oil in a pan for deep frying.
  6. Take a piece of bread and apply about 2 tsp of the egg mixture on one side of the bread.
  7. Immediately put it into the hot oil. The side with the cheese mixture should be towards the bottom of the pan.
  8. Fry till golden brown, flip and fry the other side as well till golden brown.
  9. Repeat for the rest.
  10. Remove on absorbant paper and serve hot with drinks.



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Difficulty: Difficult | Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins| Yield: 2-3 Servings

50 gms Macaroni
100 gms Bacon
100 gms Mushrooms
1 Large Red Chilli
1 Large Pod of Garlic
½ tsp Dried Oregano
½ Pepper Powder
½ cup Mlilk
2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

For the Cheese Sauce
50 gms Cheese
2 tbsp Flour
1½ tbsp Butter
1 cup Milk
Salt to taste


  1. Take a heavy bottom pan and put it on low heat.
  2. Add the butter and let it melt.
  3. Add the flour and stir it well so that the butter and the flour is mixed well with each other.
  4. Now ensuring the heat is very low add about ¼ cup of milk and start stirring immediately. Stir continuously till you get to a very thick consistency and there are no lumps remaining. Now add another ¼ cup of milk and repeat the process, but this time the sauce would be a lightly lighter in consistency than before. Once again add the remaining milk and keep stirring constantly till you get a smooth white sauce without any lumps in it. If required you may take the pan away from the heat while stirring from time to time. In case the heat is too much the lumps will tend to form more easily.
  5. Keep the heat very low and continue to stir occasionally.
  6. Add about ½ tsp of salt.
  7. Grate the cheese and add it to the sauce.
  8. Let the cheese melt, remove from heat and leave it aside.
  9. Cook the macaroni in a pan full of boiling water. Make sure that you let the water come to a boil before adding the macaroni and also add about 2 tsp of salt. Cook on medium heat till just done. Drain the water, wash the macaroni with cold water. Mix 1 tsp of oil and leave it aside.
  10. Cut the garlic into juliennes, chop the chilli, with the ends cut diagonally.
  11. Wash the mushrooms well and slice them.
  12. Chop the bacons into small square pieces.
  13. Heat a pan and melt the butter first.
  14. Now add the mushrooms and garlics. Stir fry till the mushrooms are soft and lighly brown at the edges.
  15. Add the bacon till the bacon is also fried a little.
  16. Now add the macaroni and the red chillies.
  17. Also add the pepper powder and oregano and about ½ tsp salt.
  18. Saute’ the macaroni with the other ingredients for about a minute.
  19. Add the cheese sauce and the milk. Stir for a minute, check seasoning and remove from heat.

*You may increase the quantity of these if you wish to make the fries spicier

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Cheese Lemon Pie



  • 2 Cups corn flakes
  • 8 digestive or Marie biscuits
  • 2 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 40 gm.  Butter – melted
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large or 3 small lemons
  • 2 heaped tbsp.  Cheese Powder


  • Crush corn flakes and biscuits till mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.Save one tbsp. for garnish. 
  • Mix in the melted butter and golden syrup. 
  • Spread evenly in greased 15 cm baking dish with 3 cm sides. 
  • Bake in hot oven (200° degree C, Gas 6) for 15 minutes till light brown. 
  • Take out from oven and press crust with the back of a spoon to fit the baking dish. Cool, set and gently remove the pie shell from the dish. 
  •  Mix condensed milk, rind and juice of lemons and cheese powder till smooth.
  • Fill the pie shell with condensed milk mixture, garnish with cornflakes and biscuit mixture.

Serve cold.

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