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Make these ooey gooey Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches two ways – with cilantro-mint chutney and mango chutney! They’re great for kids and adults and ideal for dipping in tomato soup!

stack of grilled cheeses on a wooden board with tomato soup

A fat, ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich was (and tbh, still is) one of my favorite meals growing up! My mom always made my with plain white bread and Kraft singles cheese and I freaking loved it. She’d also do it with crossaints!

As I got older, she began putting her cilantro-mint chutney in it, or if we were out for the week then a healthy sprinkle of chaat masala and holyyyyy smokes it was LIFE. CHANGING.

This is the only way I will accept a grilled cheese from now on.

TIPS FOR MAKING GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES WITH CHUTNEY

In this recipe, I detail how I make my grilled cheese sandwiches in a cast iron pan with brioche bread. But, everyone has their own way of making it. Maybe you toast all the bread first, maybe you use mayo. Whatever it is, change it up to your liking.

I really think of this as more of a general guide to an incredible grilled cheese, because when it comes to grilled cheeses you follow your heart.

WHICH CHEESE TO USE

I really enjoy mozzarella because I think it pairs super well with both the mango and cilantro-mint chutney. It lets the chutneys do their thang and gives them their space to shine! Feel free to use your own combo of cheeses. To be more specific, I use both shredded mozzarella and fresh balls of mozzarella, or really whatever I have on hand. If you use mozzarella, don’t get low moisture mozz because it takes a while to melt.

Sliced Bread topped with shredded mozzarella, cilantro mint/mango chutney, chaat masala, and more mozzarella in a cast iron

Another tip I have is to layer the cheese on top of the bread first, then chutney, and then more cheese. This prevents the bread from getting soggy.

If you have other cheeses you think will pair well with the chutneys you use, do what will make it the most enjoyable for you! Cheddar will be just as good, if not better.

WHICE CHUTNEYS TO USE

Chutneys are condiments in India that use herbs, spices, fruit, vegetables, etc to serve alongside food for a burst of flavor. There are many types of chutneys with countless variations according to region, even per household.

You can buy chutneys in bottles off of Amazon, at your local Indian grocery store, even at Trader Joe’s. For the mango chutney, I used the mango ginger chutney that you can get at Trader Joe’s. It makes for a bit of a sweeter grilled cheese which is lovely. There’s also a great small business you can support, Bleaf, who make authentic Indian chutneys. Another great option is to go to a local Indian restaurant and ask to purchase their chutney!

Sliced Bread topped with shredded mozzarella, cilantro mint chutney, chaat masala, and more mozzarella

It’s crazy easy to make the cilantro-mint chutney at home, too. You can check out my mom’s recipe, which I use for mine and results for a slightly spicy, herby grilled cheese. A healthy sprinkle of chaat masala adds tons of umami. It’s truly unreal. I could probably eat this for every meal!

There are a ton of chutneys out there, but I think these two make for the best grilled cheeses. It would also be so yummy to smash both of the mint-cilantro and mango chutney slices together and enjoy that with creamy tomato soup!

Let me know if you decide to use different chutneys!

stack of chutney grilled cheese sandwiches

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stack of chutney grilled cheese sandwiches
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Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches made two ways – with cilantro-mint chutney and mango chutney! They're great for kids and dipping in creamy tomato soup.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 sandwiches
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
CALORIES 344kcal
Keyword cheese, chutney, dinner, grilled cheese, mango chutney, vegetarian

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Melt a tablespoon of butter in a cast iron pan. Add two slices of bread (depending on size of skillet) and begin toasting on one side.
  • While the slice is toasting, work quickly to layer mozzarella cheese on the bread. Spread 2 tablespoons of mint-cilantro chutney on two slices of bread. Sprinkle a bit of chaat masala on the slices. Layer more cheese. Add the two other slices on top of the chutney and flip the sandwich. Cover with a lid and steam for a minute to allow the cheese to get melty. Remove from the pan.
  • For the mango chutney, add additional butter in the cast iron. Repeat the above steps but skip adding the chaat masala. Serve immediately with tomato soup.

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Chutney Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Serving Size
 
1 sandwich
Amount per Serving
Calories
344
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
37
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
474
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
141
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
43
g
14
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
Vitamin A
 
365
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
225
mg
23
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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