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Indian Cheese Twists

Garam Masala, Red Hot Chili Powder -

Indian Cheese Twists

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Note: All ingredients in blue are available at alcoeats.


 Ingredients Quantity
ALCO Red Hot Chili Powder 3/4 tsp
ALCO Garam Masala 1 tsp
Fresh coriander (finely chopped) 1 tbsp.
Kalonji seeds (nigella seeds) 2 tsp
Red onion (very finely diced) 1 small
Low-moisture mozzarella, grated or cubed into very small pieces (or vegan alternative) 75 g
Cheddar, grated (or vegan alternative) 75 g
Sheets ready-rolled puff pastry cold 2 x 320 g 

For The Egg-Free "Egg Wash":

 Ingredients Quantity
ALCO Ground Turmeric < 1/8 tsp 
Warm milk (any of your choice) 2 tbsp.
Agave 1 tsp


  1. In a bowl, mix together the cheese, onions, coriander, ALCO Garam Masala and ALCO Red Chili Powder.
  2. Take your first chilled puff pastry sheet and set it out on a work surface lined with a sheet of baking parchment about the size of your tray. Top with the cheese mixture, leaving a 1cm gap at the edges of the pastry. Gently press the cheese into the pastry, taking care not to push it in too far. It just needs to be even.
  3. Top with another sheet of puff pastry and press again gently to compact the cheese so it doesn't all fall out when you twist.
  4. Use your fingers to press and seal all the edges closed. You can add a small amount of water to wet the pastry if you like but I don't always find this necessary.
  5. Return the sealed pastry to the fridge for 10 minutes to chill again. If your pastry is still super cold, you can skip this step.
  6. Cut the pastry into long rectangles about 5-6cm wide. Pop the twists on a large, flat baking tray on top of a sheet of baking parchment. My 320g sheets of puff pastry makes 6 large cheese twists.
  7. Now take your first cheese twist and use both hands to hold either end. Twist both hands in opposite directions (one going clockwise and the other anti-clockwise) to form a twisted shape. Don't worry if any cheese falls out, just put it back in.

For The Egg-Free "Egg Wash":

  1. Mix together the warm milk, turmeric and agave.
  2. Brush with the eggless "egg wash" (turmeric, milk & agave combo) and sprinkle over some kalonji seeds. You can also use sesame seeds.
  3. Bake the cheese twists in a pre-heated oven at 200°C/400°F for 20-25 minutes until golden all over. Serve hot.