I like a simple grilled cheese sandwich as much as the next guy. The combination of crisp buttered bread with rich cheese is a nostalgic indulgence. Even better — a grilled cheese to which I’ve added extra crunch, tartness and spice.
My previous go-to in this regard is my Grilled Kimcheese, in which I layer spicy kimchi with sharp cheddar and sliced Asian pear — or, lately, green apple. And I love the simple combination in a classic grilled cheese with Major Grey’s mango chutney. The latter “toastie,” made with Indian chutney, is beloved in the United Kingdom, and chutney-cheese sandwiches are also a popular street food in Mumbai.