Saturday, 7 May 2011

Spicy Sandwiches

I had a dilemma a couple of days ago when my son decided to bring a number of his friends home after school and asked if I could provide some snacks for them. Just some crisps and pop corn will do he said. Of course I couldn't serve them something unhealthy after they had been to school for the whole day and could be starving. I decided to make a variety of sandwiches using stuff I had in the fridge.  They were quick to make and tasted great with a cold drink..

Ingredients for the variety of  sandwiches:

7-8 medium potatoes
1 onion
3-4 cups of cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chilly powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
Butter or margarine to spread on the bread
1 loaf of bread
½ cup of coriander and chilly green chutney


1. Wash and finely dice the potatoes.

2. Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds

3. Once the cumin seeds go brown, add the potatoes.

4. Add the salt, chilly powder and turmeric and stir.

5. Cover and cook on a low heat for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.

6. Sprinkle some lemon juice to the potatoes and your sandwich filling is ready.

7. For adding variations to the sandwiches – grate the onions and cheese.

8. Butter one side of the bread and turn over the slice.

9. On the second side of the bread, spread the potato filling and top it with cheese

10. Cover it with a second slice of cheese and spread butter on the outer slice.

11. This sandwich can be cooked in a pre heated  oven on a pizza tray ( 220 degrees for 5 minutes) or you can cook it in a sandwich maker.

12. Make a variety of sandwiches - some with cheese and onion, some with green chutney spread on the bread before topping it with the potato filling.  In fact, you can use any kind of vegetables for filling these sandwiches.

13. These sandwiches disappeared so fast that I did not get a chance to photograph every version I made.

14.  These sandwiches can be served with tomato ketchup, tamarind sauce or sour cream.

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  1. Hello Mina,
    I found your site! This potato sandwich sounds delicious! How nice of you to make this up for your son and his friends. I bet they will come back to your house often!

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  2. delicious addition of spices to the cheese I enjoy cheese sandwiches for tea time

  3. Healthy snack,Love the pictorial..

  4. Yummy looking sandwich. Nice step by step pictures.


  5. A healthy & yummy snack!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Loved the sandwich and it's yummy fillings. thanks for sharing the step by step method.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Just drooling over that delicious sandwich,simply inviting..

  8. I'll happily have this sandwich even everyday,just makes me hungry..

  9. Tasty and healthy sandwich :)

  10. Hi Mina, What a great story with a happy ending! I'm thinking all of the kids in the neighborhood will be heading to your house often. What a treat for them to have a delicious and nutritious snack!

  11. These sandwiches sound delicious. I must give them a try!

  12. These look delicious! I'm super hungry now :)

  13. These look so tasty! I'm going to have to try and make these. So hungry now...

  14. These look so... tasty, especially the pocket sandwiches! I'm totally hungry now :) Thanks-I'm going to try and make those now.


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