Monday, 25 May 2009

Chili Cheese Toast

This is my Mom’s recipe, and I do not know where she sourced it from. It was, and continues to be, one of the favorite dishes of my brother.
A few weeks into my marriage, my brother introduced it to my husband. We had bought our new microwave oven then, and were planning to inaugurate it by trying out Vegetable Au gratin. Enter my brother, and he insisted that the dish be accompanied by “Chili Cheese Toast”. My husband’s curiosity and interest aroused, they both set about making it. My Mom always grilled it using her traditional oven, and in its absence, it was grilled using the “new with special features” microwave.
My husband was truly hooked on to the recipe, and after numerous trials and errors since that fateful day, he can now grill it to perfection using the microwave oven.



Ingredients:
Bread Slices: 6
Salted Butter: 2 tbsp
Grated Cheese (We use
Amul Cheese. You can use the equivalent substitute available in your city)

Capsicum (very finely chopped)
Tomatoes (very finely chopped)
Coriander (chopped)
Green Chili (Chopped)
Salt / Pepper

Method:
- Toast the bread slices in a toaster till they are crisp and light brown in texture. (You can skip this step if you are using a traditional oven-toaster-grill)
- Take equal quantities of butter and grated cheese. Add tomatoes, capsicum (around 1 tsp each), coriander and green chilies
- Add salt (if required, since both the butter and cheese are salted) and pepper as per taste, and mix well till the cheese and butter are well blended
- Spread it over the toasted bread slices. Grill it in the microwave / oven for around 2 -3 minutes or till the cheese has melted and has a golden texture

Why I recommend it?
Goes well as an accompaniment to the main dish, or can be had on its own

Warning!
High on calories, and is a complete no-no for those on a diet.

4 comments:

  1. :) My aunt makes a very similar dish, though being calorie conscious she skips the cheese most times. And she usually makes it in the oven.
    Is a hit with all in the family, as Im sure yours is too :)

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  2. Its just too good :)

    ~Biradar.

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  3. Interesting reads. Will visit often

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  4. Thanks for this recipe Gg :)

    ~ Ruchi

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