Cheese Fritter Recipe from Pakistan - Ingredients: oil, flour, cheese, capsicums, onion, egg, baking powder, salt, black pepper, chili powder

Cheese Fritter

Cheese Fritter Recipe from Pakistan - Ingredients: oil, flour, cheese, capsicums, onion, egg, baking powder, salt, black pepper, chili powder
Region / culture: Pakistan | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Cheese Fritter
Cheese Fritter

Cheese fritters are a delicious and crispy snack that are perfect for any occasion. These fritters are made with a batter consisting of flour, cheese, capsicums, onions, and spices, which are then deep fried to perfection. They are a crowd-pleaser and are sure to be a hit at any gathering.


The origins of cheese fritters can be traced back to various cultures around the world. Fritters have been a popular dish for centuries, with different variations being made in different regions. The addition of cheese to the fritter batter adds a rich and savory flavor that is irresistible.


How to prepare

  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Cut the capsicums and onion into small pieces and add them to the flour.
  3. Add water to the flour mixture and stir with your hand or a wooden spoon to make a thick batter like consistency.
  4. If the batter is very thick or sticky, then add a little more water. Add cheese and stir.
  5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or karahi. Drop a tablespoonful of the batter into the hot oil and fry them like pakoras.
  6. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.


  • Add chopped green chilies or jalapenos for an extra kick of spice.
  • Use different types of cheese such as cheddar, mozzarella, or pepper jack for a unique flavor profile.
  • Incorporate other vegetables like corn, peas, or spinach for added nutrition and texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the fritters to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.

- Do not overcrowd the frying pan or karahi with too many fritters at once, as this can lower the oil temperature and result in soggy fritters.

- You can customize the spice level of the fritters by adjusting the amount of chili powder and black pepper to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Cheese fritters can be served as an appetizer or snack with ketchup, chutney, or a yogurt-based dip.

Cooking Techniques

Deep frying is the traditional method for making cheese fritters, but you can also bake them in the oven for a healthier alternative.

- Use a slotted spoon to carefully flip the fritters in the hot oil to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour as a substitute for white flour.

- Replace the capsicums with bell peppers or any other vegetables of your choice.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the batter for the cheese fritters in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before frying.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the cheese fritters on a platter garnished with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Cheese fritters pair well with a cold beer, a glass of white wine, or a refreshing lemonade.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cheese fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven or toaster oven until crispy and heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cheese fritters contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of cheese fritters contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cheese fritters contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of cheese fritters contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheese fritters are a good source of calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin A due to the cheese, capsicums, and onions used in the recipe.


Cheese fritters contain dairy (cheese) and gluten (flour), which may be allergens for some individuals.


Cheese fritters are a tasty snack that provide a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They also offer essential vitamins and minerals, making them a satisfying and nutritious treat.


Cheese fritters are a delectable and satisfying snack that are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. With a crispy exterior and a gooey cheese center, these fritters are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy them hot and fresh with your favorite dipping sauce for a delightful treat.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a cherished one. It was a hot summer day and I had just finished helping my mother with the laundry. As I walked into the kitchen, I was greeted by the delicious aroma of something frying in a pan. My mother was standing at the stove, carefully flipping golden brown fritters with a smile on her face.

"Come here, my dear," she said, beckoning me closer. "I want to show you how to make cheese fritters.”

I eagerly approached the stove, curious to learn this new recipe. As I watched my mother work her magic in the kitchen, I knew that this was a recipe I wanted to learn and pass down to future generations.

My mother had learned this recipe from her own mother, who had learned it from her mother before her. It was a traditional family recipe that had been passed down through the generations, each adding their own twist to make it their own. And now, it was my turn to learn and carry on the tradition.

As my mother guided me through the steps of making the cheese fritters, I listened attentively, soaking in every detail. She explained how to mix the dough just right, how to shape the fritters, and how to fry them to a perfect golden brown. I watched as she sprinkled grated cheese into the dough, adding a savory twist to the sweet fritters.

Once the fritters were done, my mother placed them on a plate and offered me one. I eagerly bit into the warm, crispy exterior, revealing a gooey, melted cheese center. It was love at first bite.

From that moment on, cheese fritters became a staple in our household. Whenever we had guests over, my mother would whip up a batch of fritters to serve as a delicious appetizer. And as I grew older, I began to make them myself, adding my own little touches to the recipe.

Over the years, I continued to perfect the recipe, experimenting with different types of cheeses and seasonings. I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, who raved about the savory, cheesy goodness of the fritters. It became my signature dish, the one that everyone requested whenever there was a gathering or celebration.

As I look back on that fateful day in the kitchen with my mother, I am grateful for the gift of this recipe. It has brought me joy and comfort, connecting me to my family and heritage in a way that words cannot describe. And as I pass it down to my own children and grandchildren, I know that it will continue to be a source of love and nourishment for generations to come.

So the next time you bite into a warm, crispy cheese fritter, remember the love and tradition that goes into every bite. It is more than just a delicious snack – it is a reminder of the bonds that tie us together as family, as community, and as human beings. And that, my dear, is the true magic of cooking.


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