As one of my earlier post mentioned Nabeel has taken to sandwiches and I am now exploring different ways and recipes to keep his interest in them alive. The latest one being Chilli Cheese Toast. It has cheese which Nabeel loves to indulge in, chilli which he enjoys consuming once in a while (yes, he licks up spicy curries and eats the hottest of chutneys and snacks) and bread which is also one of his favourite food. Besides, for me it is a blink and make recipe for which I need no preparation at all. Just a quick urge for something cheesy or a surprising request from my husband is all that is needed to quickly whip up this dish.
I learnt making Chilli Cheese Toast during my training at a 5 star hotel and since then it is dished out on a fortnightly basis in my kitchen. Nabeel takes his toast to school as a Tiffin snack and also enjoys munching on it while watching his favourite show – Mickey Mouse & the Clubhouse 🙂 If your child is not yet ready for chilli then omit it or reduce the quantity. The recipe without chilli’s is equally divine.
I have often come across people ordering Chilli Cheese Toast at their favourite snack outlet or the famous roadside sandwich makers of Mumbai, who say they love the snack but have never attempted making one at home as it seems complicated. Well, if you are one of them then this recipe is just for you. Not only is it simple but it is sourced from highly sought after kitchens.
Chilli Cheese Toast Recipe
Ingredients to make 2
Chopped Onion – ¼ cup
De-seeded and Chopped Tomatoes – ¼ cup
Finely chopped green Chilli – 1 tsp
Softened Butter – 2 tablespoons
Grated Cheese – ¼ cup
Salt as per taste
2 Bread Slices
2 Cheese Slices
Step 1 – Mix all the ingredients, except the bread and cheese slices in a bowl.
Step 2 – Apply the prepared mixture on the bread slices.
Step 3 – Cut 1 cm wide long strips on the cheese slices and arrange them in criss-cross pattern over the layered bread slices.
Step 4 – Place the bread slices in a pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes or till the cheese melt and the bread toasts enough, as per your preference.
Step 5 – Serve immediately.
Tips: 1) Go easy on the salt as the recipe uses copious amounts of butter and cheese which already have a lot of salt in them.
2) You may choose to use 1 whole cheese slice per bread slice but the only difficulty would be in eating as hot sliced cheese sticks to the teeth making it uncomfortable to enjoy the dish. Strips of cheese, as suggested, work out much better.
Till then, love Being a Mommy!
This recipe is an entry to Monsoon Snack Challenge for The Hub