kalari cheese straws

Kalari Cheese Straws Recipe

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 3 to 4 people


1 sheet of frozen puff pastry
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1 cup shredded kalari cheese
½ tsp Arqa smoked paprika
Salt & pepper to taste

All ingredients are available at Foodhall stores


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ⁰C.
  2. Unfold the puff pastry on a lightly dusted surface. Start rolling it out gently with a rolling pin. Shape it into a rectangle with a thickness of a five rupees coin. Cut this into half to get two separate sheets of puff pastry.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together an egg with water and brush the egg wash on each rectangle of puff pastry dough (only on one side) and reserve the rest.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the shredded kalari cheese with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese mix on one rolled pastry sheet evenly.
  6. Place the second sheet on top of the cheese mix and press the two halves together to seal the edges.
  7. Using a flour dusted knife or a pizza cutter, cut the pastry into ½ inch strips.
  8. Take one strip at a time and twist it gently; you can get two to three twists on each strips.
  9. Lift and lay it down on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Press down the ends gently so that they don’t curl when baking.
  10. When all the strips are done, lightly brush each twisted strip with the egg wash.
  11. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.