Braai (barbecue) Sarmies

When Pete and I braai, toasted sandwiches quite often make their way into the mix.  Family and friends always seem to look forward to when Braai Sarmies are featured and not wanting to disappoint, we willingly comply and make them.  We have on occasion even just braaied sarmies.  We also joke that a salad is not required as the salad ingredients are on the sandwich.

Braai Sarmies


10ml mayonnaise per sandwich
10ml chutney per sandwich
Bread sliced
Onion sliced
Tomato sliced (optional)
Salt & Pepper
Cheddar cheese grated


  1. Mix the mayonnaise and chutney for the amount of sandwiches you are making.
  2. Lay your bread out on a work surface and spread the mixture onto half of the slices
  3. Layer on the onion, tomato if you are using it, salt and pepper and cheese.
  4. Close the sandwiches and butter the outside of both slices of each sandwich.
  5. Close in a box or sandwich grid and braai over coals turning often until golden brown.

24 thoughts on “Braai (barbecue) Sarmies

  1. Mandy, I do a similar “grilled cheese”, but I like the additions of onion, tomato, and chutney inside the sandwich – I usually do just cheese, with a bit of Dijon inside. Before this, I never thought of doing it over a grill (“braai” is a new word for me!).



  2. this tradition really fascinates me as we do not do braaid sarmies ever. But, we have so many friends who do. I had never come across this until we moved to the Western Cape and got invited for dinner at a customer 🙂 Have a great weekend! Tandy

    • Why not pop over to Mauritius for a weekend and I will make them for you too. 🙂 Have a great time at the Indaba this weekend. I will be quietly sulking in the corner. Looking forward to hearing all about it. 🙂

    • Hi Rita. The name chutney was adopted from the Hindi word, chatni, which means made from fresh fruit and spices. It is a condiment/relish that we use to accompany curries and the like and used as part of a marinade or served with cheese etc. It is a very versatile sauce. 🙂

  3. Thanks for teaching us a new word and a new way to grill a sandwich…makes me want to go start a fire in the back yard just to try it out! 🙂

  4. Awwwhhhh, Brai’d Sarmies…., we call them by a different name, but Mandy…, they’re the same, trust me…, loved as much & just the thing for a quick & yummy meal with all the flavours of comfort wrapped into them 🙂

  5. that is such an intersting combination of flavors on that toasted cheese sandwich! I can see how everyone loves it! I never thought of chutney before, I’m going to have to try it!

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