If you asked me what my TOP recipes are, the ones that get the most audible “mmmmmm’s” from my family & friends, my Chutney Grilled Cheese would definitely make the cut. It’s not filled with any gourmet cheeses, but it packs some serious FLAVOR and I promise you, you cannot go back to eating a basic grilled cheese after this.
How To Make Chutney Grilled Cheese:
- Prep by making the chutneys a day ahead of time if you want to make things go a little faster. The Cilantro Chutney can be made a few days ahead and I love freezing a double batch into these silicone ice cube trays and popping out a cube whenever I need it.
- I smear a little Hellman’s Mayo + Thecha Chutney inside the grilled cheese but if you can’t get your hands on the Thecha Chutney you can use Sriracha, chili garlic sauce, Maggi sauce, or Calabrian chilis like Trader’ Joe’s Bomba Sauce.
- This grilled cheese has a stuffing of bell peppers in it and I am totally OCD about making sure they are all chopped super tiny and uniform in size which is why I use this amazing chopper from Amazon to get the job done quick.
What Kind of Cheese Should I Use?
I love Amul Sliced Cheese but it’s not available in all South Asian grocery stores so feel free to use any kind of sliced American cheese, I usually settle for some good ol Kraft Sliced Cheese (for the sake of childhood nostalgia). Of course if you want to be little fancy- you can use fontina, gruyere, or some aged white cheddar.
How Do You Make the Upgraded Tomato Soup?
I’m not about to spend hours roasting tomatoes- especially when they’re not in season and to be honest I totally love campbells tomato soup but you know the desi in me has to doctor it up. lol. We actually have a local Indian restaurant in my town that has the BEST tomato soup- its spicy, tangy and SO flavorful- totally reminds me of the tomato soup in India!! Since the restaurant has been been closed down for a few weeks, I tried my hand at recreating it and I’m happy to say the remake is SPOT ON. It’s got garlic , ginger, this chili garlic sauce and is packed with tons of flavor in each delicious spoon!