500 grams flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chillie powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
200 grams butter or margarine
200 grams shredded cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon pepper powder
½ cup sour curds or yogurt
Mix all the above ingredients together and chill for about 2 hours in a refrigerator. Take out and leave to attain room temperature. Onto a floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle shape about ¼ inch thick. Cut the dough into 3 inch stips about ¼ inch wide.
Heat sufficient oil in a pan and deep fry the strips till golden.
Alternately, place these strips on an ungreased baking tray and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes until the cheese straws are golden and puff up.
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