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Chilli Cheese Naan

A quick, delicious bite to eat when you're rushing.
Course Breads
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 pieces


  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 - 4 green chillies deseeded if you like it less hot. Or use fatter, milder ones.
  • 6 stalks coriander
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 large naans plain or coriander flavoured
  • 4 tsp oil
  • optional extras: cooked chicken, crushed cashews, egg* (see variations in the notes below)


  • Place the spring onions, chillies & coriander leaves in a food processor and pulse until you get a uniformly coarse mixture. Or, if doing it by hand, chop them all very, very finely.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the grated cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed*. Add any other ingredient, if using, and mix well. Cut the naans in half along the width and divide the mixture equally on the top of all pieces.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat, then add a tsp of oil. Carefully put one half of naan in the pan. Cover with a lid, then turn the heat down to low. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the cheese melts. Repeat with the other 3 pieces. You can, if you so wish, grill the naans too. I have even microwaved them just until the cheese melts, although if taking this route, make sure you don't overcook it.


If you want to make it more substantial, you could add some chopped cooked chicken breast at this point.
Or add chopped cashewnuts or pistachios for crunch.
To make it richer, consider adding an egg yolk or a tbsp of mayo.
Add spice with a pinch of garam masala or curry powder.
Swap naan for other types of bread - flatbreads or sliced.
A fried egg on top and you have the Kejriwal, that famous breakfast item in Bombay.
The possibilities are endless. Explore and make it your own. 
Keyword cheese, chilli, naan