Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Greek

Excellent as starters, they go very well with cocktails


  • Processed cheese, cut into 1 cm thick long slices 100 gms
  • Cottage cheese (paneer), cut into 1 cm thick long slices 100 gms
  • Milk 1 tbsp
  • Egg yolks 1
  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup
  • Olive oil 3 tbsps
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Lemon, sliced 1
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 tbsp


  • Take milk and egg in a flat-bottomed bowl and beat well.
  • Spread refined flour on a plate, add salt and mix.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Dip each cheese slice in the egg and milk mixture and then coat it with refined flour mixture and shallow-fry in the hot oil on high heat, turning sides till evenly cooked on all sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Similarly shallow-fry the cottage cheese slices and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Arrange both cheese and cottage cheese saganaki on a serving platter and drizzle lemon juice over them.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and parsley and serve hot.