Cheese and chutney braaibroodjies

July 24, 2016 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Cheese and chutney braaibroodjies

Recipes and styling by Caro de Waal

You just can’t go wrong with this combination. Add the red onion for a little extra “zip”.

Cheese and chutney braaibroodjies

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 12 slices white bread
  • 150g soft butter
  • 180ml Mrs H.S. Ball’s Original
  • Recipe Chutney
  • 250g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced paper-thin



Spread the soft butter on 6 of the bread slices. Turn them over and butter the other sides too. Spoon 15ml (1 tbsp) of the chutney on each slice and spread evenly. Divide the grated Cheddar among the 6 slices, making sure to keep it within the edges. Scatter a few slices of the thinly sliced red onion over the cheese. Butter the remaining slices of bread on both sides and place on top of the filled slices to make a sandwich.


Place the sandwiches in a sandwich iron (1 at a time) or a braai grid, and place over the coals of the braai, about 7 minutes per side.


Serve as a fun starter on a wooden board, fuss-free with no cutlery.


These braaibroodjies can be filled with just about anything. Try goat’s cheese and tomato chilli jam for a fancy version.

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