Chicken Cheese Pockets

The temperatures are slowly starting to rise. It is starting to get warm during the mornings, even though evenings are quite sober and breezy. The nights are becoming shorter and hence days are flying faster, it feels like. Very soon, it’s going to become actual summer. When the temperatures are going to start from 40 degrees and above… The time for barbecues and beach visits will cease. I am thinking to take the kids to the beach this weekend, but it all depends upon the sunshine.


Today’s recipe is a slight twist from our normal samosas. Wrapped up in a box and hidden in with a surprise. What is it? Cheese, of course. I had made this just randomly to finish off some of the cheese that was lying in the house and everybody enjoyed. What I love regarding this pastry is that when you rip off from the center  I love the way the cheese also pulls itself… hehe… Call me kiddish!!! 😉




Updated with new pictures on June 19, 2016… 🙂 Old pic below…




5 from 1 vote

Chicken and Cheese Pockets

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm boneless chicken chopped into very tiny pieces
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 small onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Mozarella cheese as required
  • Samosa sheets
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • Water to make a thick paste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Put all ingredients from chicken to salt in a pressure cooker and cook till one whistle. Allow the pressure to go on itself.
  • Open the cooker and saute it on high flame till the masala and stock gets completely coated on the chicken - don't dry it too much. The filling is ready!
  • Mix the all purpose flour and water to make a thick paste.
  • Pull out two samosa sheets and place one horizontally and the other vertically on top, for it to look like a plus sign.
  • Put some chicken in the center  sprinkle some mozarella cheese.
  • Flip each side on after the other to represent a square pack.
  • For the final flapping, spread some of the flour paste and press gently. Ensure that there are no holes on the four sides, if there is, then fill it up with the flour paste. Prepare the pockets till the masala is exhausted.
  • Shallow fry in hot oil till both the sides are browned. Serve warm with ketchup or chili sauce - or eat as it is!!!


1. You can skip the cheese and make them as Chicken pockets, but the cheese lends it a very nice flavor.
2. You can make the pockets and freeze them for later use. Just thaw them before you fry, they will be as good as new. Actually, I had done this a week before I actually fried it!!! 🙂

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  1. looks like a delicious snack..

    1. thank u so much dear…

  2. These look truly scrumptious. I've bookmarked this recipe to try later on. I hope your day is off to a great start. Blessings…Mary

    1. thank u so much ma'am… 🙂

  3. Very delicious and superb snack…

    1. thank u so much priya…

  4. Oh that looks tempting .. Chicken and chese a good cobmination for a snack

    1. thank u so much shey…

  5. lovely snack rafee…you are drooling me

    1. thank u so much dear… 🙂

  6. I remember having something similar to these at a local bakery, and I was so in love with them, would rush at 4 to get hot, just fried ones. Thanks for reintroducing me to that delicious era of my life.

    1. oh so glad that i did it tisa… 🙂 thank u so much…

    1. thank u so much nawal…

  7. I bet that's a great evening snack to munch on!!!! Good one 🙂

    1. thank u so much shibi… 🙂

  8. looks super delicious and lovely presentation 🙂

    1. thank u so much divya…

  9. lovely pockets ,superb filling.

    1. thank u so much meena…

  10. kids fav.would be rocking for parties.

    1. thank u so much savitha… 🙂

  11. Wow! Looks delicious! Kids would love this! 🙂

    1. thank u so much rita…

  12. what a lovely idea rafeeda…….n looks super tempting too!

    1. thank u so much farah…

  13. They look lovely Rafee 🙂

    1. thank u so much rekha… 🙂

  14. Cheese pocket looks yummy..hmm I thought u are dieting:))

    1. thank u so much meena… from where did u get the impression that i'm dieting??? i must have spelt it wrongly – i'm die-eating!!! 😛

    2. Lol die-eating I like that:)))

  15. Kids are sure to love its cheesyyy. Lovely Rafeeda!!

    1. thank u so much priya… 🙂

  16. yummy yummy Rafeeda !! and thanks for ur lovely comments on my space 🙂

    1. thank u so much sona… 🙂

  17. Cheese pocket looks delicious…

    1. thank u so much saranya… 🙂

  18. Rafeeda…….pockets look so yummy !!!
    Please pass me some 🙂
    Baked Ratatouille (White Sauce)

    1. thank u so much shruti…

  19. That looks nice.Nice to see the cheese like threads 🙂

    1. thank u so much chitra… 🙂

  20. Love the ripping to see the gooey cheese inside. Great idea and its time I bring out the puff pastry which has been sitting in my fridge for some time. Awesome snack or tea time munch.

    1. thank u so much navaneetham… i'm sure it should taste good in puff pastry as well… 🙂

  21. Hi Rafeeda, your chicken pocket sure look superb and inviting. Pass me 2 pieces please! LOL Great for light lunch too.


  22. thank u so much amelia… 🙂

  23. Looks so inviting… Would love to try it..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sherien…

  24. ithu adipoliyanaloo 🙂 love anythng with cheese…ll try someday…i find it difficult to get readymade samosa sheet here..:(

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Rani… When you are able to find some, try making it… 🙂

  25. 5 stars
    Sounds delicious

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Febina…

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