Chili Cheese Biscuits
Hot and spicy, quick and easy, cheesy, savory, light and crispy, crunchy, yummy cheddar cheese biscuits.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 1hour
Cook Time Passive Time
12minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 1hour
Cook Time Passive Time
12minutes 15minutes
Ingredients
  • 200gm cheddar cheese
  • 200gm all purpose flour(maida / refined white wheat flour)
  • 5gm powdered salt
  • 5gm Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1gm turmeric powder
  • 2gm black pepper powder
  • 4gm hot green chilies
  • 1sprig curry leaves
  • 50ml sunflower oil(or unsalted butter)
  • 10gm powdered milk
  • 60ml water
Instructions
To prepare:
  1. Grate the cheese into a mixing bowl. Sieve the flour, the powdered salt, the chili powder, the turmeric powder and the milk powder together twice and tip it into the same bowl.
  2. Add the black pepper powder.
  3. Chop the green chilies and the curry leaves to superfine bits and put them in.
  4. Pour in the sunflower oil (or tip in the butter) and the water. Mix well with your fingers and knead thoroughly to get a smooth dough.
  5. Take small portions of the dough and roll between your palms to make lime sized balls.
  6. Place a ball on a piece of non-stick paper and cover it with another piece of the same paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten it to a thin flatbread of around 2.5mm (1/8-inch) thickness (see note).
  7. Peel off the paper on top. Cut the dough using a knife to the size of your choice, or use a cookie cutter to make the biscuits.
  8. Press the biscuits at several spots with a fork or the bottom of a toothpick to make tiny perforations before baking.
  9. Put a piece of baking paper on the baking tray and arrange the cut chili cheese biscuits with sufficient gaps (0.5cm or 1/4-inch will do) between them to allow for expansion.
To bake:
  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C (356°F) for 3 minutes.
  2. Put the tray inside and bake the biscuits at 180°C (356°F) for 12 minutes (see note).
  3. Soon your kitchen will be filled with the mouthwatering aroma of the chili cheese biscuits. As they bake, the biscuits will start to take on a golden tinge.
  4. Take them out and set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Enjoy! If any are left over (not likely!), keep covered in an airtight container for later use.
Recipe Notes

The baking time may vary from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the biscuits. So, it is best to keep an eye on them as they bake, taking care not to let them brown, as it may spoil the taste.