Shwetha Bhat is passionate about cooking. She loves to prepare meals with healthy and easily available ingredients.
Simple Vegetable Sandwich With Indian Spices
Sandwiches are a wonderfully versatile meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast, dinner or snack. They're also perfect to be packed in a lunch box.
This sandwich features mixed vegetables and cheese that are flavored with Indian spices. Easy but filling. Enjoy!
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- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup tomato, finely chopped
- 1 cup carrot, finely chopped
- 1 cup French beans, finely chopped
- 1 cup capsicum, finely chopped
- salt, to taste
- 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon pav bhaji masala
- 1/2 tablespoon garam masala powder
- 1/2 cup cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
- bread slices, as needed
- 2-3 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter)
- Finely chop the vegetables and set aside.
- In a pan, heat and melt butter over low flame. Add onion and fry till golden brown.
- Add tomato and fry till it shrinks down (but no need to cook till soft and mushy).
- Add chopped carrots, French beans and capsicum. Fry for 1 minute. Add salt to taste. Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes over low flame.
- Add peeled and chopped cucumber, mix well, close the lid and cook for 1 minute.
- Add pav bhaji masala powder and garam masala powder. Saute till the spice powders combine well with the vegetables.
- Add grated cheese and mixed herbs. Mix till cheese coats the vegetables.
- Add chopped coriander leaves, mix and switch off the flame. The sandwich base is ready now.
- Take a bread slice and spread the cheese/vegetable mix evenly on one side of the bread slice. Cover it with a second bread slice and press gently.
- Heat a tawa and sprinkle on some ghee. Place the sandwich on the hot tawa and toast over medium flame till golden brown. Sprinkle ghee on top of the bread slice and toast the other side, too.
- When well toasted, remove the sandwich from the tawa and serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.
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- The choice of vegetables is open-ended. Try adding mushrooms, sweet corn, peas and so on.
- You can toast the sandwich using butter, ghee or oil.
- I used only green capsicum here. Red and yellow capsicum can also be used.
- Do not overcook the vegetables. They should remain crunchy.
- The quantity of spice powders can be increased or decreased as per your preferences.
- Toasting should be done over low to medium flame to avoid burning.