How to make Middle Eastern Cheese Parcels -

This is a popular snack in the Middle Eastern countries – cheese stuffed in dough squares and baked.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Feta cheese (फेटा चीज़), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Middle Eastern Cheese Parcels

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Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Middle Eastern Cheese Parcels Recipe

  • Feta cheese ½ cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups

  • Melted butter ½ cup

  • Olive oil ¼ cup

  • Salt ½ teaspoon

  • Red capsicum finely chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh parsley chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Milk for greasing

  • White sesame seeds to sprinkle

Method

Step 1

Put butter, olive oil and ¼ cup hot water in a bowl. Add salt and flour gradually, mix and knead to an oily dough. Cover with cling film and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 3

To prepare the filling, mix feta cheese, capsicum, parsley and crushed peppercorns in another bowl.

Step 4

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions, roll each portion to a ½ cm thick sheet and cut into squares.

Step 5

Put some cheese mixture in the center of each square, fold into triangle and press the edges to seal. Place them on a baking tray, press the edges of each parcel with the back of the fork to create texture, brush some milk and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

Step 6

Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or till the crust is golden.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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