cheese sandwich

Cheese sandwich recipe with step by step photos – as simple as it gets… A really quick and easy to make grilled cheese sandwich.

This is one of our favorite breakfast and It does not take much time to make these cheese sandwich. Just use a good fresh loaf of bread or even a day old (either whole wheat or multi grain or oats for a healthier option). If using homemade bread, then don’t slice the bread thickly or thinly.

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Tips for making cheese sandwich

  1. Use a cheese that melts when grilled. basically we are looking for a crisp golden exterior with a smooth melted cheese within. I generally use cheddar cheese to make these sandwiches.
  2. You can use regular cheese or even mozzarella cheese or a mix of cheddar and mozzarella. Also since we do not like the taste of cheese slices, I always use a block of cheddar cheese, which I then grate and add to the bread.
  3. The butter has to be applied evenly and on the whole slice of the bread. I always use salted butter at room temperature and not melted butter. A generous amount of butter not only adds a lot of flavor and taste but also helps the bread slices to grill and brown evenly.

These grilled cheese sandwich are spiced with Indian spices – roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and freshly crushed black pepper powder. I don’t add salt as the butter and cheese already contains salt. If using unsalted butter, then you can sprinkle some salt.

Instead of grilling the sandwiches you can also toast the sandwiches in an electric toaster or a hand held stovetop toaster. You can also check this Bombay style Veg cheese sandwich.

How to make cheese sandwich

1. Spread butter on all the bread slices. Cover the whole surface with the butter. You can slice of the edges if you prefer.

butter for making cheese sandwich recipe half of the slices with grated cheese. sprinkle 2 to 3 pinches each of roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder and black pepper on the grated cheese in each slice.

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3. Cover the cheese-topped slices with the remaining buttered slices and spread butter on the top of the slices.

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4. In a preheated grill, place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing down, making sure your hands don’t touch the grill (be careful when doing this. If you cannot do this then just skip the above step. Instead spread butter once the cheese sandwich are grilled). Now spread butter on the top side which is facing you.

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5. grill for 2-3 minutes till the cheese sandwich are crisp and golden.

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6. Serve the grilled cheese sandwich hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

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Cheese Sandwich

5 from 5 votes
This is a crisp cheesy sandwich made with Indian spices and grilled.
cheese sandwich recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:6 mins
Cook Time:9 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Cuisine:indian,mumbai street food,world
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 8 to 10 slices of bread (white bread or brown bread or whole wheat bread)
  • 1 tbsp butter as required - at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp cheddar cheese as required
  • 1 tbsp freshly crushed black pepper - as required
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder - as required
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala as required


  • First grate the cheese and keep aside. Then spread butter on each slice.
  • Top half of the bread slices with grated cheese.
  • Sprinkle two to three pinches of black pepper powder, cumin powder and chaat masala on each slice which is topped with grated cheese.
  • Cover the cheese topped slices with the remaining buttered breads.
  • Spread butter on top of each slice.
  • On a heated grill place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing down.
  • Spread butter on the top slices. Close the grill sandwich maker and grill for 2-3 minutes till the sandwiches are crisp and golden.
  • Serve grilled cheese sandwich hot, plain or accompanied with green chutney or tomato ketchup.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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37 comments/reviews

  1. Good explanation in detail. Helped me to make awesome cheese sandwich. Used Herbs de Provence for mixed herbs with some black pepper and sweet paprika. Absolute delish. Thanks for the recipe.5 stars

    • thank you doris. herbs de provence must have given a lovely flavor in the cheese sandwich recipe. thanks for sharing. welcome and happy cooking.

  2. love your recipe. how i make this grill sandwich in my otg oven ?? plz tell me method .. and how i get line in otg oven ? and can i able to make tost aloo sandwich or veg sandwich like we make in normal toaster?? if yes then plz tell me method .. i bought recently morphy richard 28rss otg and i dont know much about otg oven plz guid me..

    • thanks. preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. then place the sandwich in a baking tray. use the toast option – this will heat up both the top and bottom heating elements. place the tray in middle rack and bake at 180 degrees celsius till the sandwiches become crusty and golden from top. set the time to 20 minutes and then you can set it again if the sandwiches are not baked or grilled. or you can bake without setting the time. yes you can make any sandwich in an OTG. hope this helps.

  3. Hi madam nice recipe
    How to get those grilled line marks if using microwave oven

    • you will have to use a grill plate or grill pan.

  4. Hi

    Can you please suggest me the best sandwich maker Available in India. Also any idea on good panini sandwich maker.

    Thank you so much. Your efforts bring smile and happiness to many.5 stars

    • nanditha, i have already replied to your query on the paneer sandwich recipe post. link here –

      and thank you 🙂

  5. watering mam.i love your recies so much.please tell where is your home.i’ll come and
    stay there.

    • thanks tanushri 🙂

  6. very tasty

    • thankyou amit 🙂

  7. Hello mam , 1st of all i wanna say to you that i love your recipes & i love you too..the way learns us that’s awesome teacher ur are..??

    • glad to know this and thankyou for your kind and humble words god bless you 🙂

  8. Love this site because it shows the prpcess in step by step process with pictures which gives clarity of the recipe. 🙂 satisfied

    • thanks lynnette for your positive feedback.

  9. What a delightful site. I was looking for a potato recipe with curry leaf and black mustard seed and stumbled across you this morning. A friend’s mother used to send me some and I just loved it. Thank you for a wonderful surprise.

    • thanks 🙂

  10. this looks sooo veryyyy simple……. gonna definitely try it…… thnks

    • welcome shreya

  11. Hi,

    How can I grill the toast without a griller. As I don’t have griller in my home.

    • you cannot grill, but you can toast the sandwich on a tava. just apply some butter on the tava or on the bread slices and then place the sandwich on a hot tava. now place a heavy object like a heavy plate/tray or a steel masala dabba (spice box) on the sandwich. toast till the sandwich is browned from the bottom. flip and repeat with the other side. the sandwiches really get toasted well with this method.

  12. Hi,
    I have tried some of your recipes and all come out nicely. Keep trying for more recipes. Thanks a lot for sharing awesome north indian recipes. I have a doubt whether this grilled cheese sandwich and all other sandwiches can be done in oven. I have got the bread toaster which can be used for dry only. I have samsung oven with grill / grill stand model. Pl confirm so that I can start using that oven for all sandwiches. Pl also explain how to bake on that .

    • thanks. grilling can be done in the oven. but you have to use the broiler technique in the oven. i will share a link below. i have made cheese toasts sandwiches in the oven. i assume you have a microwave oven with the grilling function. just use the grilling function and place the bread sandwich on the rack or in the pan. when the top gets brown, turn over and toast the other side. depending on the temperature used, you can set the time. 180 to 200 degrees Celsius if good enough for browning as well melting the cheese for 15-20 mins. but do check as the heat temperatures vary from oven to oven. the taste and texture of these sandwiches made in the oven are not like the grilled ones. they are more like toast sandwiches.

      broiler link below –

  13. Hello,
    I have tried making cheese sandwich before,but u know the cheese melts and sticks to the machine everytime I make I had to give up nd cook on gas instead. 🙁
    What do u think goes wrong?

    • possibly the cheese is overstuffed or the bread slices are thin and not able to take the amount of cheese. use a medium thick bread slices and an adequate amount of cheese. this way the cheese won’t spill over.

      • Thanks,will try that!! 🙂

        • welcome shalini

  14. My kids love this so much, I make this often when I am lazy to cook an elaborate breakfast!! The grilled spikes makes it irresistible!!

    • thanks nisa

  15. Looks breakfast treat for many Sundays.

    • thanks sanjeeta

  16. Very gorgeous photographs.. yummy!! 🙂

    • thanks chandana

  17. Very easy…..and time saving

  18. what is the brand name of your sandwich maker?Thanks in advance.3 stars

    • meenaz, sandwich maker brand is bajaj. its a indian brand.