(measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
4-5 slices of brown or whole wheat bread
3 to 4 tbsp grated cheese – mozzarella, cheddar or regular cheese
1 green chili, finely chopped
½ tsp grated or minced ginger
salt and black pepper as required
salted butter at room temperature for spreading on the bread, as required
How to make the recipe:
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.
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.
Few tips for making cheese chilli toast recipe:
1. add salt carefully as the butter and cheese already has salt.
2. if making for kids, then skip the green chilies or reduce the amount of chopped chilies.
3. for making the toast sandwich in a sandwich maker or grill
a) apply butter on both the slices.
b) spread the cheese-chili-ginger filling on one slice.
c) cover with the other buttered slice and toast the sandwich in a sandwich maker or toaster.
4. for making cheese chilli toast on a tava:
a) first toast the bread slices till light golden on a tava. first make the tava or pan hot and then reduce the flame.
b) then keep the bread slices on the tava and toast till lightly.
c) remove the bread slices in a tray or plate. spread some butter on top of the slices. then spread some of the cheese-chili-ginger filling.
d) again place the bread slices on the tava and toast till golden. keep the flame to low. make sure the bread does not get burnt.