Chilli cheese toast is one of my all time favorite snacks or light dinners. For me anytime is chilli cheese toast time. Now what makes a perfect cheese toast? I tried an amazing one in a hotel in Pune (India) and have never been able to recreate that awesome taste and in the end i have put it down to the wine i drank when i tasted it and probably the person who i shared it with!
Anyways…coming back to the cheese toast, i have learnt through trial and error its best to use a blend of cheeses and fatty ones of a creamy texture. I prefer a good cheddar mixed with a mozarella works well. There are recipes that tell you to add butter and milk but i honestly dont do all that, and it does taste nice and creamy. If you want to make this with paneer or grated tofu you can.
INGREDIENTS FOR 2 TOASTS:
1/2 cup of grated cheese
1 small red tomato, chopped with the skin on
1-2 green chillies chopped OR green capsicum if you dont want it spicy hot
a little chopped green coriander
a little chopped onion
2 slices of white bread ( yes it does taste best on white bread)
Mix the grated cheese with all the ingredients except the bread and leave at room temperature for about half an hour. After that you will see the the ingredients have all got a creamy texture. Mix it well for about half a minute and then spread on the sliced bread. Put the cheese toast in a preheated oven at 200 till its nice and crispy on the bottom and melted on the top.
NITU DIDI TIP:
If you like it richer do add some butter milk or cream. You can even add different finely chopped vegetables such as mushrooms, cabbage, carrots etc.
For Jain recipe just omit the onion