Friday, October 29, 2010

Grilled cheese tomato sandwich: Beginner Series

Here goes my second post for the beginner series that I started last month. Though I have an electric griller, I always prefer to grill these sandwiches on my griddle/tawa/kavali. 

I know most of my cousins (including my brother, sister) prefer these without garlic. So, if you do not want to use garlic butter, go ahead & use the plain butter instead. This sandwich tastes great either ways :)
Serves: 1
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 2-3 mins

Ingredients: (For 2 sandwiches)

Wholewheat bread slices: 4 nos (White bread could also be used)
Finely chopped tomatoes: 3 tbsp (1.5tbsp for each sandwich)
Shredded/Grated cheddar cheese: 2 tbsp (1tbsp for each sandwich)
Butter: 1 tsp
Garlic: 1 pod (minced)
Salt: According to taste
Mixed & dried herbs: 1/2 tsp (1/4th tsp or a dash for each sandwich) 
Pepper powder: 2 big pinches (1 for each sandwich)


  • Mix the butter & the minced garlic & keep them aside. 
  • Take a slice of the bread. Spread the finely chopped tomato(1.5tbsp) on the bread.
  • Sprinkle the salt, pepper & dried herbs.
  • Spread the cheese on top of the tomatoes.
  • Take another slice of bread & place it on top of the cheese.
  • Heat the griddle. When the griddle is medium hot, add few drops of garlic butter to the griddle. Reduce the heat. (The sandwich must be grilled on a low heat).
  • Place the sandwich on the garlic butter & let it brown for a minute. Repeat the same for the other side of the sandwich too.
  • Repeat the above steps for another sandwich. Cut them & serve them hot with a dip of your choice.

Garlic butter enhances the taste of the sandwich. If you do not prefer them with garlic, go ahead & add normal butter. 
If you cannot find mixed herbs, then add finely chopped coriander leaves or mint leaves. These leaves add a nice flavor too.


  1. Thanks for the quick comment Anamika.

  2. Great sandwich sushma. Very simple and tempting :)

  3. This grilled sandwich looks good. To answer your question about the sauce,
    Wine is basically acid. You could use vinegar or lime/lemon juice. I prefer to use wine because it cooks down very fast leaving just the tang and no smell like sometimes vinegar does. I have wine just for this purpose in the house. Have vodka and rum just for painting on fondant for cake decorating. If you are worried about alcohol, once it cooks off, all the alcohol is gone. Just the flavor remains. Hope this helps.

  4. Look at that cheese oozing out from d sandwich...drool..:)

  5. This is simply yummy :) Not just for a beginner, even for a pro :)

  6. Feel like grabbing rite now, very tempting sandwich..

  7. Delicious and tempting sandwich...!

  8. Sounds yummy! Nice series Sush!!

  9. this should taste like pizza! and it is popular with my base illa andre ide madodu naanu

  10. hi sush,
    Super yummy, grilled sandwiches are a pleasure to the tastebuds na? you've made it splendid!!
    Wishing u a bright and beautiful diwali!!
    Happines and wellness to u and ur family!!



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