Chilli cheese toast

It is a rare Sunday that we don’t have eggs for lunch/brunch. We’ve built up a wide repertoire of different egg recipes, such as shakshuka, kimchi grains with egg and of course the standard avo and poached eggs. This recipe is a fairly new one for us, it is an Indian take on the traditional British Welsh Rarebit, with an egg on top. The egg can of course be omitted, it is just as good.

Recipe (serves 2)

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 thick slices bread
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 1-2 green finger chillies
  • Coriander or spring onions chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • tomato ketchup or other sauce to serve


  • Melt 1 tsp of butter in a non-stick frying pan and fry the onions until soft. Don’t let them brown. Set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl mix together 1 egg, grated cheese, chilli, coriander/spring onion, mustard and cooled onions.
  • Lightly toast both sides of your bread
  • Spread the cheese mixture over your toast and place under a grill until bubbling and with some golden spots.
  • As the cheese goes into the grill fry your eggs
  • Tomato ketchup is apparently the sauce of choice for this snack in India. I’m not a ketchup fan but for those that are I am told by others in my house that ketchup really does compliment this dish..

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