Cheese Chilli Toast (Mumbai Roadside Snack) Video by Tarla Dalal

Cheese Chilli Toast (Mumbai Roadside Snack) Video by Tarla Dalal

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If the name makes you believe that this is a simple toast of bread with cheese and chilli flakes, you are in for a huge surprise. On Mumbai’s streets, Cheese Chilli Toast is an elaborate treat, of chutney-coated bread topped with a succulent mixture of cheese, capsicum and green chillies. Toasted with a brushing of butter, the Cheese Chilli Toast is a snack that will perk you up instantly with its vibrant flavour and wonderful texture. Serve it hot and fresh with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Recipe Description for Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack)

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Makes 4 toasts
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For Cheese Chilli Toast
1 1/2 cups grated processed cheese
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
salt to taste
8 slices bread
4 tsp butter for spreading
6 tsp butter for greasing and cooking
8 tsp green chutney

For Serving With Cheese Chilli Toast
tomato ketchup
green chutney


For cheese chilli toast

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}cheese chilli toast{/span}, combine the cheese, capsicum, green chillies and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Keep aside.
  3. Spread ½ tsp of butter on each bread slice evenly and keep aside.
  4. Place 2 bread slices on a clean, dry surface with the buttered side facing upwards.
  5. Spread 1 tsp of green chutney on each of the bread slices.
  6. Spread a portion of the mixture evenly on 1 bread slice and cover with another bread slice with 1 buttered-chutney side facing downwards and press it tightly.
  7. Spread a little butter evenly on the bread slices.
  8. Grease a sandwich toaster on both the sides using butter and pre-heat for a minute.
  9. Place the sandwich in the sandwich toaster and cook on a medium flame, till it turns brown and crisp from both the sides.
  10. Cut the {span class="bold1"}cheese chilli toast{/span} into 4 equal pieces, place it on a plate and apply a little butter evenly over it.
  11. Repeat steps 4 to 10 to make 3 more {span class="bold1"}cheese chilli toasts{/span}.
  12. Serve the {span class="bold1"}cheese chilli toast{/span} immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Handy tip:

  1. At step 9, keep turning the sandwich toaster and checking at regular intervals to avoid the toast from getting burnt.
RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook


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