Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich Recipe by Tarla Dalal

Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich Recipe by Tarla Dalal

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An ever-popular snack all over the world, the Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich seems to have a timeless appeal with people of all age groups and nationalities. Its charming simplicity and awesome taste make it a great hit. It is also a versatile snack, which can be modified this way or that to please one’s particular tastes. You can add a little more or less cheese, a shake more of pepper or throw in some herbs for a peppier aroma – it is up to you how you wish to make it. Here we present a super tasty Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich, speckled with basil and pepper for added josh. You are sure to enjoy this quick and filling snack.


Recipe Description for Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich

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Makes 4 sandwiches
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20 tomato slices
4 cheese slices
8 bread slices
6 tsp butter for spreading and brushing
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) for sprinkling
8 basil leaves , torn into pieces
2 tsp olive oil

  1. Place 2 bread slices on a clean, dry surface, spread ½ tsp of butter on each bread slice.
  2. Place a cheese slice on one buttered bread slice, top it with 5 tomato slices and salt and pepper evenly over it.
  3. Sprinkle a little basil leaves and drizzle little olive oil over it.
  4. Finally cover the sandwich with the buttered side facing downwards and press it lightly.
  5. Apply ½ tsp of butter evenly over it.
  6. Place the sandwich in a greased and hot griller and grill the sandwich for 5 minutes or till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Cut the sandwich diagonally into 2 equal parts.
  8. Repeat steps 1 to 7 to make 3 more sandwiches.
  9. Serve immediately.

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