The weather is getting colder here and I had no mood to cook anything elaborate for lunch, today. As you all know, that is when a recipe for my kwik fix series originates. Normally, I am a person who is least interested in eating bread. I always try to add an Indian touch to it. Just yesterday, checked the round-up of snacks with bread at Priya's blog, here. Inspired, here I come up with my own version of sandwich. One good thing about this is, you can serve this any time of the day. Will taste good even for lunch boxes. You can also use your left over curries from lunch/dinner. Another great thing is, the filling is concealed and hence people can enjoy the sandwich without the feeling of what went into it. That ofkors excludes us, the cook who knows what all went into it. ;) But anyway, we are foodies and we don't say no to anything. :D
As I said earlier, you can use your leftover curries as a filling for your sandwiches. If you have leftover filling after making this sandwich, you can use it up as a stuffing for your parathas.
Bread - 4 slices
Grated Paneer & Grated carrot - equal parts - about 1 cup
Chopped Onion - a handful
Chopped green chillies - 2
Green Chutney - 4 tsp (I used my leftover mint- coriander chutney)
Jeera - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder & chilli powder - 1/2 tsp each
Salt to taste
Butter - 1 tsp plus a little to spread on the slices
1) Heat 1 tsp butter, season with jeera. Fry the onions and green chillies till tender. Add the grated paneer and carrots. Saute well. Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Fry for a min, switch off and add cilantro.
2) Cut the corners of the bread. Apply a little butter on one slice. Apply green chutney and place a little paneer filling. Spread it evenly. Do the same for another slice. Place one slice on top of another such that the paneer filling is sandwiched in between the slices. Repeat the same for another set. Apply a very little butter on top and bottom of the sandwich.
3) Grill the sandwiches in a toaster or cook both the sides on a tawa. Grilling on a toaster gives a better effect since the edges are effectively sealed.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup and potato wafers.
1) If you want to reduce the calories, replace paneer with grated cabbage or cauliflower.
2) Substitute paneer with boiled and mashed potatoes.
3) You can used ground spinach for green chutney. Grind a handful of spinach with a green chilli and spread it over the bread. Spinach requires very little/no cooking time.
4) Can use any leftover curry from lunch. If you don't have time to make a green chutney, spread a little maggi masala ketchup.
You can come up with umpteen variations depending on the time of the day and the end-users (kids or adults) (:D)
Sending this to kid's delight event at Srivalli's blog.
Posted by Sree vidya at 12:49 PM
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