Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese)

An amazing side dish - Egyptian style baked cheese balls. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese)
Main Ingredients Feta cheese, Refined flour (maida)
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese)

  • ½ cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Refined flour (maida)
  • 1 Egg
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup Bread crumbs dried
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine feta cheese, flour, egg, salt, crushed peppercorns, parsley and breadcrumbs in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into twelve equal portions and shape them into balls.
  4. Place the prepared balls on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil on top and lightly mix.
  5. Put the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. Transfer on absorbent paper.
  6. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 675
Carbohydrates 33.9
Protein 23.3
Fat 49.6
Other Fiber Calcium- 432.2mg