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I’m not going to be humble today and say it outright – I make the meanest apple chutney. I consider this my lucky dish – a surprisingly easy chutney with very basic ingredients. It is one of the first recipes I put up on this blog, it’s the chutney that got me a restaurant consultancy contract, and it’s also a dish that’s coming soon in another restaurant. And coincidentally enough, it’s the first episode that released in my association with India Food Network! So, yes, let’s just say, I’m quite attached to this one and for this collaboration, I think we reached a new level – grilled cheese in beetroot bread by Le Artisan Boulangerie, crisped up in a waffle machine!

This beetroot sliced bread is delicious on it’s own with just a slather of butter for a fancy maska bun, but in this sandwich, it outdoes itself! Pairing this gorgeous apple chutney, with Red Leicester cheese lending it’s slight spiciness, creates fireworks in the mouth!

If you want to serve sandwiches to a bunch of fancy people – this one’s it!

Video tutorial for the Apple Chutney:

Photo Credits: The Kitchen Trail

The Recipe


  • 2 beetroot bread slices
  • red Leicester cheese, grated
  • olive oil to brush
  • 1 1/2 cups diced or grated apples
  • 1 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


  • Heat the oil with mustard seeds.
  • Once they start popping, add the hing, bay leaf, red chilli flakes, cinnamon stick and stir.
  • Then add the turmeric, sugar and apples. Stir until coated with masala.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and stir a few times and let cook for at least 15 minutes, until softened and resembles a chutney.
  • Spread the apple chutney on one slice of bread, followed by a generous amount of cheese. Cover with the second slice.
  • Heat the waffle machine. Brush some olive oil on the waffle plates and place the sandwich and let heat for around 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese have melted and the waffle print has occurred.
  • Remove, slice and serve.

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