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.
Tips for making cheese sandwich
- 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.
- You can use processed 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.
- 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.
2.Top 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.
3. Cover the cheese-topped slices with the remaining buttered slices and spread butter on the top of the slices.
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.
5. grill for 2-3 minutes till the cheese sandwich are crisp and golden.
6. Serve the grilled cheese sandwich hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.
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- 8 to 10 slices bread (white bread or brown bread or whole wheat bread)
- 1 tbsp butter as required - at room temperature
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese or 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.
- Bread: Use a good fresh loaf of bread or even a one to two day old bread. Feel free to use bread made with either whole wheat, multi grain or oats for a healthier option. If using a loaf of Homemade Bread, then don't slice the bread too thickly or thinly.
- Cheese: For a melted gooey cheesy sandwich 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 or mozzarella or a mix of both to make these sandwiches.
- Types of cheese: You can make these sandwiches with processed cheese (American cheese) or only mozzarella cheese or a mix of cheddar and mozzarella. However, I always use (and recommend you use) a block of cheddar or mozzarella cheese, which I then grate and add to the bread. Pre-shredded cheese or slices of cheese typically have starch or thickeners, additives and preservatives in them. The starch gives a different taste to the sandwich, so I personally prefer to shred the cheese.
- Butter: The butter has to be applied evenly and on the whole slice of the bread. I always use salted softened 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.
- Toasting Options: Instead of grilling the sandwiches you can also toast the sandwiches in an electric toaster or a hand held stovetop toaster.
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