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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Homemade Cheese Powder

                            

This homemade cheese powder is an excellent flavorful topping for your popcorn, pasta , chips or snacks. With a very simple recipe to follow,  you can easily make a spiced cheese powder at home and add a wonderful cheesy flavor to your food.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Steps in making Cheese powder at home: Cheese powder can be made at home in 2 ways, the 1st one being dehydrating thin sheets of cheese and then grinding them using coffee grinder. The second method is to simply grate processed cheese and allow the grated cheese to air-dry. Once it is completely dried, transfer it to grinder jar along with Italian seasonings. In this recipe, i have followed the second method.

    

What goes into my version of Homemade Cheese Powder ? The Ingredients:

  • Processed Cheese: The first obvious ingredient is cheese. You can use any cheese variety like, Mozzarella or cheddar to make cheese powder. I have simply used Amul processed cheese cubes. 
  • Cornflour: Little amount of cornflour is used which keeps the cheese powder non-sticky and dry.
  • Spices and Herbs: Red Chili flakes , Dried Oregano, Black Pepper powder are used as flavorants.
  • Salt to taste and a bit of powdered sugar to balance the flavors.
  • Turmeric powder adds a lovely color to the cheese powder.
Dietary Notes: This Homemade Cheese Powder is
  • Vegetarian 
  • Kid Friendly
  • Topping for chips, popcorn , snacks
  •  Can be used in Pasta,pizza,bread dough for the cheesy flavor                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                         


Related Event: Spice Mix @Shhhhhhhh Cooking Secretly Challange

Our host for the month of April was Jayashree  Rao and she suggested that we share recipes of homemade spice mix. In this group, participating members are grouped into pairs and they exchange a set of secret ingredients.with their assigned partner for the theme. My partner for the theme was Priya VJ who blogs @Sweet Spicy Tasty. She gave me black pepper and oregano as my secret ingredients, using which I made this Cheese powder. In return, I gave her red chilies and coriander seeds and she prepared a flavorful and aromatic Sundal Podi with it. Meanwhile, you would love checking out Jayashree's space for many easy-to-make recipes. I have bookmarked her Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala to try out next.


Preparation Time: 3 hours
Cooking Time: Nil
Serves: 1/2 cup cheese powder

Ingredients:
  • 5 cubes of Amul Processed Cheese
  • 2 tablespoon of cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper corn
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Grate the processed cheese cubes and spread it in a thin layer on board/
  2. Allow it to air-dry in shade under fan for around 3 hours.
  3. Once it is nice dry and non-sticky, transfer it to a grinder jar or coffee grinder along with other ingredients and pulse to get a fine powder.
  4. Store it in an air-tight container and use as required.

    

    

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