Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack)

Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack)

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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.

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Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack) recipe - How to make Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 toasts
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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 brushing
butter for greasing and cooking
8 tsp green chutney

For Serving
tomato ketchup
green chutney
  1. 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 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 toasts.
  12. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. At step 9, keep turning the sandwich toaster and checking at regular intervals to avoid the toast from getting burnt.

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Cheese Chilli Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Snack)
 on 26 Apr 16 07:24 AM

I heard this recipe name so many times but I did not make it. I have prepared this toast for the first time and it came out very well. Thank you very much.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Cheese Chilli Toast recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
26 Apr 16 09:26 AM
Cheese Chilly Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 26 Jun 15 09:44 AM

This is my favourite snacks on a street .. The combination of cheese ,chilli and capsicum is just amazing.. I always use a hand toaster that taste just as if u r eating it on a stall on the road
Cheese Chilly Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 28 Oct 10 11:29 AM

Brilliant, came out very well tried only once so far but came out v.well