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Indian spiced cheese fritters on a plate garnished with chopped cilantro, chutnery, chili peppers and spices

Indian Spiced Cheese Fritters (Masala cheese pancakes)

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12-24 fritters 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Cheesy and gooey with just a touch of spice, these Indian cheese fritters are a great alternative to a cheese board and highly addictive. #cheese #spicy #fritters #appetizer #starter #partyfood #spicy #recipe



1 cup flour

1 /2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground coriander

1 garlic powder

1 /2 tsp ground cumin

1 /4 tsp ground turmeric

1 /2 tsp ground mustard

1 chopped green chili

2 tbsp chopped scallions

250 g shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)

1 cup plain yogurt

oil for frying


In a medium to a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and spices together. Mix well.

Mix in chopped green chili and chopped scallions.

Add shredded cheese and mix so as to incorporate the shredded cheese with the dry ingredients.

Add yogurt and mix together. The dough should be sticky and wet.  If you find it a bit on the dry side, add a spoonful or so of yogurt or a splash of milk.

Let sit for 10 minutes.

In a nonstick frying pan, add 1 tbsp of batter into the pan.  Cook until golden brown on the underside (this should take about 5-7 minutes).

When nice and golden, remove from the heat and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.  I find that a tomato or mango chutney works well with these fritters.


If you are without mustard powder, just substitute 1 /2 tsp of spicy mustard instead.  Dijon or Colman’s work well for this recipe.  Just mix the mustard into the yogurt before adding it to the dry ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Appetizer, Starter
  • Method: Pan Frying
  • Cuisine: Indian, Fusion

Keywords: Cheddar cheese, cheese, fritters, recipe, green chili, spices, coriander, cumin, mustard, yogurt, vegetarian, starter, appetizer

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