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Masala Cheese Puri
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Masala Cheese Puri Recipe

Masala Cheese Puri is a delicious Indian breakfast loaded with cheese, herbs, and paneer. Learn how to make cheese puri in a few simple steps. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 Puri
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 Cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • ¼ Cup whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 2 tablespoon sooji (semolina)
  • ½ Cup processed cheese, grated
  • ½ Cup paneer (cottage cheese) grated
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon Italian herbs mix
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon refined oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Cup refined oil for deep frying
  • Cup Lukewarm water to bind dough


  • Sift both the flour in a bowl, mix in cheese, paneer, garlic powder, oil, and remaining herbs.
  • Rub the mixture in between your palms to get bread crumb like texture.
  • Using little lukewarm water to bind the soft and smooth dough. The dough for the puri should be moist, firm but not sticky.
  • Knead the dough for 3 - 5 minutes. Cover with a muslin cloth and keep in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes. 
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan for deep frying pooris.
  • Make small even sized balls out of the dough. With the rolling pin using few drops of oil shape dough balls into circles which are not very thin.
  • Add one poori at a time into the hot oil, it will puff up soon.
  • Once the bottom side is golden, then turn over the poori and fry gently pressing down with the frying spoon or slotted spoon in a circular motion, fry the poori till golden brown all over
  • Remove the poori into a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil, fry all pooris this way.
  • Serve Masala Cheese Puri warm with pickle, chutney or a cup of tea/coffee.



When the oil is sufficiently hot, drop a pinch of dough into the oil. If the dough ball rises steadily & briskly to the top, then the oil is sufficiently hot to fry the pooris. Else wait till the oil reaches the right temperature before frying the pooris.


Serving: 1poori | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg