Chilli cheese toast recipe with video and step by step photos – tasty cheese toast spiced with chilies and ginger. A simple and easy toast recipe that can be made for a quick breakfast and snack.
Again There are many variations of making cheese chili toast. this cheese stuffing in this recipe is inspired from a neighbor aunty who would make hot cheese chili toast sandwiches and share with us. other delicious variations you may like are:
The specialty of the cheese stuffing is that, besides the hotness of the green chili, it also has the aromatic taste of ginger. This is how I have been making cheese chili toast for the family for years now. while our neighbor aunt used to add a good quantity of ginger, I usually reduce the amount to suit our taste buds. If you do not prefer ginger, then you can skip it or add garlic instead.
The toast can also be made into a sandwich. just grill or toast the sandwich in sandwich maker or toaster. Sometimes I make a toast sandwich and sometimes I just make the toasts like the recipe posted here.
This chili toast recipe is made in the oven. If you don’t have an oven, toast the bread on a tawa/flat pan (Check the notes in the recipe details below). On tawa, the cheese will melt but won’t get golden as in the case with the oven made toasts. Yet the cheese chili toasts made on tawa tastes good.
You can use white bread, brown bread, multi grain bread or whole wheat bread. Since I make a loaf of whole wheat bread or buns every once or twice a week, I have used this bread to make the cheese chilli toast. also i use both cheddar and mozzarella cheese on various occasions while preparing the toasts. You can make the toast with regular plain cheese.
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In the video, i have shown the method of preparing cheese chilli toast on tawa (griddle). You can also make in a frying pan. In the step by step post, the oven method is shown.
How to make chilli cheese toast
1. Grate the cheese in a bowl (½ cup tightly packed grated cheese – mozzarella, cheddar or regular cheese). Add 1 chopped green chili and ½ tsp grated or minced ginger. Also add salt and black pepper as required (not in the pic) and mix well.
2. Slice 6-7 brown bread or whole wheat bread into triangular or rectangular slices. If you want you can remove the edges. Since this was homemade whole wheat bread and a very moist one, I have not sliced the edges.
3. Place the bread on a rack and bake or grill in a pre heated oven at 200 degrees C for 5-6 minutes or more till lightly toasted. You can keep the bread in the center rack or on the top rack.
4. The lightly toasted bread from the oven. No need to brown the edges. Just a little crispness on the surfaces.
5. Spread some butter evenly on the slices. Then spread the cheese-chili-ginger mixture evenly.
6. Again bake or grill in the pre heated oven at 200 degrees C for 7-10 mins or more till the cheese melts and the bread slices get golden and crisp. You can also brown the cheese more if you want. Serve the chilli cheese toast with tomato sauce. For more delicious cheese recipes you can check this collection of Cheese recipes.
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Chilli Cheese Toast
- 6 to 7 slices of brown bread or whole wheat bread
- ½ cup tightly packed grated cheese - mozzarella, cheddar or regular cheese
- 1 green chili - finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon grated or minced ginger
- salt as required (optional)
- black pepper as required
- salted butter at room temperature for spreading on the bread as required
Preparation for chilli cheese toast
- Grate the cheese in a bowl. Add the chopped chilies and ginger. Also add salt and pepper as required. Mix well.
- Slice the bread into triangular or rectangular slices. If you want you can slice the edges.
Making chilli cheese toast
- Place the bread on a rack or tray and bake or grill in a pre heated oven at 200 degrees c for 5 to 6 minutes till lightly toasted.
- No need to brown the edges of the bread. Just a little crispness on the surfaces.
- Keep an eye while toasting the bread slices.
- Remove and keep the bread with an oven mitt or spatula on a tray or plate.
- Spread some butter evenly on the slices. Then spread the cheese-chili-ginger mixture evenly.
- Again bake or grill in the pre heated oven at 200 degrees c for 7-10 mins or more till the cheese melts and the bread slices get golden and crisp. You can also brown the cheese more if you want.
- Keep an eye and make sure the bread does not get burnt.
- Serve the cheese chilli toast with tomato sauce.
Tips for making cheese chilli toast
- Add salt carefully as the butter and cheese already has salt.
- If making for kids, then skip the green chilies or reduce the amount of chopped chilies.
- Garlic can be added instead of ginger.
- Apply butter on both the slices.
- Spread the cheese-chili-ginger filling on one slice.
- Cover with the other buttered slice and toast the sandwich in a sandwich maker or toaster.
- First spread butter only one side of the bread slices.
- Then facing the buttered side on the pan or tawa, lightly toast the bread.
- Meanwhile spread some butter on the top side.
- When the bread is lightly toasted, turn over.
- Spread some of the cheese-chili-ginger filling.
- Cover the pan with lid and toast till cheese melts.
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