How to make Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese) - An amazing side dish - Egyptian style baked cheese balls.

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Main Ingredients : Feta cheese (फेटा चीज़), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese) Recipe Card

Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese)

Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

For more recipes related to Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese) checkout Feta Rocher, Feta Salad Ice in Frozen Tomato Cups and Feta Crea, Baked Cheese, Middle Eastern Cheese Parcels . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Soya Aloo Tikki, Hara Bhara Pakoda, Dahi Bhalle, Kumbh Ke Kabab.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Gebna Makleyah (Egyptian Oven-Fried Cheese) Recipe

  • Feta cheese crumbled ½ cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon

  • Egg 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh parsley chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Bread crumbs dried ¼ cup

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Combine feta cheese, flour, egg, salt, crushed peppercorns, parsley and breadcrumbs in a bowl and mix well.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into twelve equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 4

Place the prepared balls on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil on top and lightly mix.

Step 5

Put the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. Transfer on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve hot.