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Amaranth Leaves Sandwich

6 Jun

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Amaranth Leaves Sandwich.

Amaranth leaves are washed and chopped up. They are then mixed with yogurt and spices. The mixture is spread on a toasted bread and layered with sliced onion and tomato. Serve amaranth leaves sandwich immediately.
Makes: a Serving of Amaranth Leaves Sandwich.

Ingredients:

Amaranth Leaves a Handful
Wheat Bread 2 Slices
Plain Yogurt 4 Tbsps
Tomato 1 small
Onion 1/2
Green Chile 1 Small (optional)
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop the amaranth leaves.
Mix together yogurt, amaranth leaves, green chiles and salt.
Wash and slice the tomato.
Peel and slice the onion.
Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chile.

Toast the bread in a toaster or on a flat pan till it turns golden brown and crisp.
Apply ghee to the bread and sprinkle salt and red chile powder on one side to taste.

To prepare the sandwich, layer each bread slice with few spoons of prepared amaranth leaves yogurt mixture.
Layer the sandwich with onion slices and tomato slices and sprinkle a pinch of salt on top.
Cover with the other bread slice with amaranth yogurt mixture and cut the sandwich diagonally.
Serve amaranth leaves sandwich immediately.
Notes: Make sure not to leave the sandwich for long once prepared.

Suggestions: Add more yogurt amaranth mixture depending on your preference.
Variations: Avoid green chiles and add a pinch of black pepper powder instead to the yogurt.
Other Names: Amaranth Leaves Sandwich.

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Raita Sandwich

16 Feb

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Perugu Pachadi tho Bread Sandwich.

Raita is prepared by mixing thick yogurt with grated vegetables like carrot, cucumber and bell pepper. It is then layered on a toasted bread slice along with spinach and tomato slices. Serve raita sandwich immediately.
Makes: a Serving of Raita Sandwich.

Ingredients:

Wheat Bread 2 Slices
Thick Plain Yogurt 2 Tbsps
Cucumber 2 Tbsps (Grated)
Carrot 1 Tbsp (Grated)
Bell Pepper 1/2 Tbsp (Grated)
Green Chile a Pinch (Finely Chopped)
Spinach 4 Leaves
Tomato 1 – 2 Slices
Toasted Sesame Seeds a Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Red Chile Powder to Taste
Lemon Juice few Drops
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder to Taste
Ghee as Required

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop the cilantro.
Wash, lightly peel and remove the seeds inside the cucumber before grating it.
Wash, peel, remove ends and grate the carrot.
Wash, remove ends, discard seeds and grate the bell pepper (capsicum).
Dip tomato slices in toasted sesame seeds and keep aside.
Use a food processor to grate the vegetables or grate them using thick side of a stand grater.

Toast the bread in a toaster or on a flat pan till it turns golden brown and crisp.
Apply ghee to the bread and sprinkle salt and red chile powder on one side to taste.

In a mixing bowl, mix together grated cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, cilantro black pepper powder, lemon juice and salt.
Leave for a minute or two to let the flavors penetrate and stir in thick yogurt to finish off the raita.

To prepare the sandwich, layer the bread slice with 2 spinach leaves.
Layer with few tablespoons of prepared raita.
Layer the raita with tomato slices and then the spinach leaves.
Place the bread slice on top and cut the sandwich diagonally.
Serve raita sandwich immediately.
Notes: Green Chiles are optional.

Suggestions: Lightly squeeze out all the juices from the grated ingredients if planning to store the prepared sandwich for couple of hours. Strain the yogurt for couple of hours to remove all the water content and to make the yogurt thick.
Variations: Use any mix of vegetables at hand to make the raita. Also use any kind of bread slice at hand.
Other Names: Raita Sandwich.