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Friday, July 22, 2016

cheese dip
An easy cheese dip with simple ingredients. Goes well with chips, nachos, crackers etc. I made this couple of months ago when I made tortilla chips for kungumam thozi. I should have posted this long time back, but somehow missed to post it. I made this again when I needed a cheesy dip for the Italian paratha, my previous post. The cheesy dip with Italian paratha combo is what attracted me most and made me try Italian paratha. This went well with both the tortilla chips earlier and these Italian parathas as well! Simple and easy to prepare too. It is very similar to the way we prepare white sauce, but more cheese to make it's consistency needed for a dip. Adapted from here.

Cheese dip recipe

Recipe Cuisine:  Continental Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 2 mins  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Serves: 3

Click here for cup measurements


Butter – 1 tbsp

All purpose flour – 1 tbsp

Milk – 1/2 cup

Cheddar cheese, grated – 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder  – 1/4 tsp

Bird’s eye chilli – 1/2

Lemon juice – from 1/2 of a lemon

Salt – As needed


  1. In a pan, heat butter. Put the flame to low and add flour. Whisk gently to roast it.
  2. 1-melt-butter
  3. Once the raw smell goes off, add milk as you keep mixing.
  4. 2-add-milk
  5. Add red chilli powder, mix. Bring to boil (Keep the flame always low or medium).
  6. 3-add-red-chilli
  7. Add grated cheese and keep mixing until the cheese melts.
  8. 4-add-cheese
  9. Switch off the flame. Lastly add lemon juice and mix..
  10. 5-add-lemon


  • The flame should never be high, otherwise the dip will curdle.
  • You can skip lemon, but I like it tangy.
  • You can add Jalapeno seasoning if you want it smell like a nachos dip.
  • It gets thick as it cools down, so consume as soon as you make it. 

Top with chopped chilli or chilli flakes and some Italian seasoning to serve.
cheese dip

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  1. Hi, how long can this be stored?

  2. Absolutely yum! Loved it with Italian paratha! Thanks for awesome recipes :-) your blog has become my go-to!

  3. Hi near the cheese dip there is somthing in cup red in color can u plz tell what is that

  4. It's tomato salsa. You can use the search option to get the recipe


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