Carrot & Peas Sandwich
Cold mornings demand hot breakfasts... As winter sets in, the usual cereal just doesn't do the trick anymore so this hot sandwich with a creamy vegetable filling is just the perfect replacement. This also gives you a head start to your vegetable-quota for the day and is something that kids will enjoy too because of the little cheese that gets into the mix. This is easy enough to make on a weekday because the filling can be made ahead and refrigerated... a little thawing is needed after which it will heat through when making the sandwich.
I use an electric sandwich maker but if you don't have one, make them on a tawa.
Bread Slices - 8, white or whole wheat
Carrots - 2 medium, peeled and chopped into small pieces
Peas - about 1/2 cup (I used frozen)
Onion - half of a small one, chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2, chopped finely
Coriander leaves - 1 to 2 tbsp, chopped
Grated Cheese - 1/4 to 1/3 cup (I used pepper jack)
Salt & Pepper - to taste
Butter or Margarine - as required to make sandwiches.
1) Microwave the carrots and peas with little water on high (covered) for 5 to 7 minutes till soft. Allow to cool lightly and mash (can be a bit coarse).
2) Mix the onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, cheese, salt and pepper with this carrot-peas mixture till well integrated (a fork works best). At this point you can refrigerate this or proceed to make the sandwiches.
3) Butter the bread slices on one side. Apply the filling on the un-buttered side and close with another slice. Pop them in the sandwich maker till done and golden brown. Serve warm with some ketchup or as-is.