Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pudina Sandwich


My love for this sandwich goes back to the days when we had "Sandwich Dinner Days" at home when mom and dad would make this Pudina Chutney and we would gorge on them like we hadn't eaten for days! The fun part of me was that I would get to make my own sandwich as a kid.:) Then there came a time when they started making these sandwiches at the chat thelas all over in Hyderabad which was pretty similar to what we had at home but also had a "chat" element to it with onions, sev and chat masala. I love both versions immensely and they make very good tea time snacks as well as full fledged meals when you don't have much time. It gets even easier if you make the pudina chutney recipe in advance and store it in the refrigerator. A friend of mine asked me to post some more quick and different dinner recipes like the Paneer pizza and this definitely falls in the category:)


Pudina Chutney

Ingredients:
  1. Mint leaves - 2 bunches
  2. Green chillies - 4/5 (depending on your spice tolerance)
  3. Cilantro - 1 bunch
  4. Ginger - 1 inch long piece
  5. Lemon - 1
  6. Salt
  7. Yogurt (optional)
Directions:
  1. Grind all the ingredients together except lemon/yogurt.
  2. If using yogurt, beat some and mix with the ground chutney.
  3. If not using yogurt, squeeze fresh lemon juice into the ground chutney.

Toasted Pudina Sandwich




Ingredients:
  1. Bread slices ( Any white bread is fine. I use buttermilk bread) - toasted
  2. Butter (I use "I can't believe its not butter")
  3. Ketchup (I use Maggie hot and sweet tomato sauce)
  4. Tomatoes - 2 sliced
  5. Cucumber - 1, peeled and sliced
  6. Carrot - 1, thinly sliced
  7. Pudina Chutney
  8. Salt
  9. Crushed black pepper

Directions:
  1. On one slice, apply some butter and ketchup and on the other slice apply the pudina chutney.
  2. Layer one slice with the tomato, cucumber and carrot slices.
  3. Garnish with salt and black pepper. Top it with the other slice
  4. Cut into triangles and serve with kethcup.

Pudina Sandwich Chat Style:



Ingredients:
  1. White bread - With edges trimmed off
  2. Tomatoes - 2, sliced
  3. Cucumber - 1, sliced
  4. Pudina chutney
  5. Amul Butter
  6. Maggie hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce
  7. Onion - 1, finely chopped
  8. Sev - 1 cup
  9. Corriander leaves - 1/2 bunch finely chopped
  10. Salt
  11. Crushed black pepper
  12. Chaat Masala
Directions:
  1. One one slice apply the butter and sauce and on the other spread the pudina chutney.
  2. Layer one slice with cucumber and tomato slices. Sprinkle some salt, black pepper and chaat masala.
  3. Top it up with the other slice and cut into 4 square pieces.
  4. Place on a palce and garnish with onions, sev and cilantro and enjoy!
Note: If you plan on serving this sandwich after some time, do not garnish with sev before hand. It gets soggy. So add the garnish right before serving.

7 comments:

Asha said...

Colorful and tasty. Good one!:)

Smita said...

Thanks Asha!

TheCooker said...

Hey Smita, if ever you decide to have a sandwich stall....I'll be first in line.

Vinitha said...

Wow....looks very colorful and yummy...

Smita said...

thecooker: Thank for the support:D
Vinitha: Thanks!

Vindhya said...

Thanks for the recipe Smits...will try it out soon, I learnt a similar one in my cooking class called Ribbon sandwiches with one layer of pudina, ketchup and butter .....

Chaya Thangalapalli said...

Good one!! Thanks for the chat sandwich! ! :)