Veg. Grilled Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 8-10 slices of Brown Bread or Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 medium Potato, boiled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 small to medium Cucumber l, sliced
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 1 small to medium Tomato, sliced
  • Butter as required
  • Chaat Masala powder as required
  • Roasted Cumin powder as required
  • Black Salt or Regular Salt as required
  • freshly milled Black Pepper – optional
  • 1/2 cup Coriander chutney
  • Tomato ketchup or sauce to be served with the sandwiches

Method

  1. Rinse, peel and slice the Onion,Potatoes,Tomatoes and Cucumber in thin rounds.
  2. Butter all the Bread slices. The butter has to be spread evenly and generously so that the bread does not become soggy on spreading the chutney.
  3. Spread some Green Chutney on the slices.place a few slices of Potatoes, then place 2 to 3 Cucumber, Tomato and Onion slices. Sprinkle roasted Cumin powder, Chaat masala powder and Black salt.
  4. Cover the sandwiches with the remaining slices of Bread.
  5. Spread Butter on the top of slices.
  6. In a pre heated grill, place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing at the bottom. Now spread butter on the top side facing you.
  7. Close the grill and grill the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes or till crisp and golden.
  8. Remove the grilled sandwiches with a wooden spatula. Serve Hot.
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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, consisting of a thick vegetable curry (bhaji) usually prepared in butter (I’ve used very less oil) and served with a soft bread roll (Pav). You can eat it in dinner, lunch or breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 large Potato
  • 1/2 Capsicum
  • 200 gm French beans
  • 100 gm Broccoli/Cauliflower
  • ½ cup Peas
  • ½ cup Pumpkin
  • 2 large chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 large chopped Onion
  • 2 chopped Green Chillies
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • 4-5 Whole Wheat Pav

Method

  1. Chop all the Vegetables and put them in a pressure cooker (except Onion, Tomato and Chilli aside to fry later). Add 1 cup water or whatever quantity is required to fully immerse the vegetables. Add salt, and pressure cook for about 10-12 minutes or till vegetables become soft.
  2. Mash all the cooked vegetables using a masher.
  3. In another pan heat Olive Oil in another pan, fry the Onion and then add Green Chillies and Tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add pav bhaji masala and Coriander powder, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the mashed vegetables to the pan and cook on high flame for a minute. If you want thick bhaji then reduce the flame and simmer until it gets thick.
  5. Heat a nonstick tawa and put Pav on it without using oil or butter and dry roast for a minute.
  6. Serve with hot whole wheat pav and garnished with chopped Onions and  Lemon wedges.

Tips

  1. If you don’t have Pav Bhaji masala then add 2 Tbsp garam masala with 1 tsp dry mango powder.
  2. You can also grill Pav using butter.
  3. You can substitute potato with pumpkin to increase nutrition.
Pav Bhaji

Bread Rolls

A good party snack that’s quite easy to make.

Ingredients 

  • 5-6 slices of white bread or brown bread or multi grain bread
  • 2 medium sized Potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • ½ tsp dry Mango Powder
  • ½ tsp crushed Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp red Chilli Powder
  • 1 chopped Green Chilli
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala powder
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp Chaat Masala
  • 2 to 3 tsp chopped Coriander Leaves
  • salt as required

Method

  1. Add the mashed and boiled Potatoes, dry Mango Powder, crushed Black Pepper, Red Chili Powder, chopped Green Chilies, Coriander leaves, Garam Masala Powder, Cumin Powder and Chaat Masala Powder and Salt. Mix well.
  2. Make small to medium rolls of the filling depending on the size of the bread.
  3. Take a slice of Bread and dampen it with water, squeeze the water from the bread.
  4. Place the filling in the centre of the bread, roll the bread and close the edges to get an even outer covering.
  5. Make all Bread Rolls this way and keep inside refrigerator for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a wok and fry bread rolls until golden brown and crisp, drain excess oil on kitchen paper tissue.     OR YOU CAN BAKE IT
  7. For baking place on a baking tray. Lightly brush some Oil on the rolls. don’t brush too much oil as the bread absorbs a lot of oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees celsius for 10 to 12 minutes or till the bread rolls become golden and crisp.
  8. Serve hot with Tomato Sauce or Green Chutney.

Tips

  • If making for children, then skip the green chilies and red chili powder.
  • Make rolls with light hands because soaked bread breaks easily.
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Bread Rolls Sorry Too Lazy For presentation

Chocolate Sandwich

Chocolate Sandwich can be a quick breakfast or snack. You only need few handy ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of Bread
  • Butter as required
  • Melted Dark Chocolate 2-3 Tbsp (or you can use same quantity Chocolate Syrup)
  • Few Cashew slightly dry roasted
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
  • Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)

Method

  1. Apply little butter on both sides of bread slice, then evenly spread melted Chocolate or chocolate syrup over it.
  2. Add a few Chocolate Chips, Cashewand a pinch of Cinnamon powder over it.
  3. Grill sandwich in a sandwich maker or a non-stick pan until bread gets a good golden brown colour. Serve hot with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.
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