An English version of a grilled cheese this is vegetarian and can be made eggless as well.


  • 150g yellow or white Cheddar, grated (you can do a mix of plain and Sharp, aged cheddar also)
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten or use 1 tsp cornflour for vegetarians
  • 1 tbsp beer (preferably stout) or plain whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce (vegetarian HP or non vegetarian Lea Perrins))
  • 1 tsp English mustard (Kasundi is amazing)
  • pinch red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • 4 thick slices country white bread, rye bread or use regular plain sourdough
  • 2 tsp butter unsalted


Butter the bread on both sides (1/4 tsp on each side of the bread) and set to toast in an OTG or regular oven at about 350F until golden brown. Remove from the oven and raise temperature to broil.

Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl. For an eggless version use 2 tbsp hot milk and make a slurry with the cornstarch first. Once it has cooled down add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Spread the cheese mixture on one side of every one of the 4 slices of bread. Broil until golden brown and melted. Serve immediately.