chilli cheese toast recipe
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chilli cheese toast

chilli cheese toast on tawa - tasty cheese toast spiced with chilies and ginger. an easy breakfast to prepare and serve.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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 (hari mirch) - finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon grated or minced ginger (adrak)
  • 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 and 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 5-6 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. 
1. for making the toast sandwich in a sandwich maker or grill
  • 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.
2. for making cheese chilli toast on a tava
  • 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.