How to Make a Ripe Plantain Sandwich (Nendra Banana Sandwich)
A Unique Sweet Sandwich
We often make spicy sandwiches, but sweet sandwiches are rare and unique. Ripe plantain has a distinct taste and flavor. It is a versatile fruit. You can make a wide variety of snacks using plantains. These snacks are healthy and filling. Plantains are rich sources of fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins. They are easily digestible.
- 1 medium-sized bowl full of chopped ripe plantain (about 1 plantain), remove the skin
- 4 slices bread
- 1 teaspoon ghee or oil, for making the stuffing
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee or butter, for making the sandwich
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon or less salt
- 1 tablespoon or more sugar, as per taste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons grated coconut (optional, adds a nice flavor)
- Remove the skin of the ripe plantain. Roughly chop it. I used one ripe plantain to make 2 sets of sandwiches (4 pieces).
- Grind the plantain in a blender/mixer to get a coarse or near-smooth paste. Place it in a bowl.
- Heat oil or ghee in a non-stick pan. Add plantain pulp. Give it a quick stir. Put the fire on low. Continuously stir it till plantain pulp turns from yellow to orange. This may take about 2 minutes.
- Add sugar, cardamom powder, and salt. Continue stir-cooking till the pulp forms a ball. Turn off the fire. Keep aside for cooling. This is the stuffing for making the sandwiches.
- Take a bread slice. Evenly spread 1/2 of the stuffing on it. Cover it with another slice. Make the other sandwich using the remaining stuffing.
- Heat a flat pan. Add a few drops of ghee or butter. Place the sandwiches on it. Toast till they turn golden brown. Flip them and add a few drops of ghee or butter. Toast until the other side is also golden brown.
- Remove the sandwiches and keep them on a plate. Cut them in two using a knife. Serve them hot. Relish the taste of these scrumptious plantain sandwiches!
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- Plantain pulp has a tendency to stick to the pan. Use a non-stick pan to avoid burning the bottom.
- Add a few drops of oil or ghee while sauteing.
- Eat these sandwiches hot.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 48 g||16%|
|Sugar 15 g|
|Fiber 8 g||32%|
|Protein 9 g||18%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 1 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|