Potato Cheeselings

1potato_cheeslings Evenings are the time when life calls for something savory to eat with a hot cup of tea. These slightly spiced peppery cheesy potato cheeslings fit the bill perfectly. 

The recipe is from Vasantha Moorthy’s Vegetarian Menu cookbook. The biscuits- or potato cheeslings as the book called these, were crisp when it came right out of the oven. However, a little while later, it went soft. I had to reheat them on the stovetop to get them to be crispy again. So I would suggest baking only on a need basis. The book suggested cutting the dough into small rectangular strips for baking, but I used a round cookie cutter. 

Read on for the recipe. 



  • 1 large potato, boiled
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup vanaspati/ solid ghee/ softened butter/ coconut oil*
  • 1 cup grated cheese 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper 

* I used coconut oil which had turned solid because of the cold weather. 


  1. Cook and peel the potato and drain off all the water. 
  2. Mash the potatoes, mix with all the other ingredients and knead everything into a dough. Taste test and adjust the seasonings.
  3. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes and divide it into two parts. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle about 1/4″ thick. You can either cut out strips of size 2″X 1″ or use a cookie cutter and cut out some other shape. 
  4. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the top turns brown. 

Note: I noticed that the biscuits turn soft a little while after it’s taken out of the oven. So bake in small batches as needed. I have a feeling this would be a good candidate for deep frying as well. 


This goes to Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.


One thought on “Potato Cheeselings

  1. I am sure this must have been sinful Rajani, I have baked similar cheesy biscuits but have made them tiny, so they were crispy for a while..really sinful though..:)


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