Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Minty Vegetable Sandwich

My mother-in-law makes this very yummy sandwich and I fell in love with it at first try. I've been making it quite often since then and is perfect for a quick meal, especially if you have the mint chutney on hand.

I wanted to send this for the sandwich event but I just realized that I'm too late, unfortunately.

Mint Leaves - about 1 bunch, de-stem and reserve the leaves
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
Red chillies/G. chillies - 2 or 3
Dessicated, shredded Coconut - 1 tbsp
Tamarind paste or small piece of tamarind soaked in water
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
1) Heat oil and toast the urad dhal, channa dhal and chillies, next add the mint leaves and fry till it is wilted.
2) Grind this with dessicated coconut, tamarind and salt to a smooth paste, with a sprinkle of water as necessary. Can be stored for a few days refrigerated. Some coriander leaves can also be added for a variation.
Bread slices
Onions - sliced thinly
Bell pepper (Red/Green) - sliced into thin rounds
Tomatoes - sliced into thin rounds
Mayonnaise / Sour Cream / Thick yogurt (drained)
Mint Chutney (recipe above)
Salt and pepper - to taste
Butter / Margarine

1) Spread mint chutney on one slice of bread and the mayonnaise/sourcream on another slice.
2) Top one of the slices with sliced onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Dot the other slice with a few drops of ketchup and use that to cover the vegetables.
3) Dot the top and bottom of the sandwich with some butter/margarine and pop into a sandwich toaster and cook till it's golden brown - as simple as that.
4) Add a slice of cheese on top of the veggies, for the kids and make a meal of it with a filling smoothie.


  1. Just looks to the picture i am getting very hungry, they looks so delicious

  2. minty sandwich looks lovely, Lavanya! yes, it would have been a perfect entry for the sandwich festival. Yum!

  3. Mint sandwich looks yummy yummy!!!

  4. mint sandwitch...very yummy...never thought of trying a sandwich this way...wud really luv the flavour of mint :)

  5. this looks interesting will sure,,.try//

  6. Hi Laavanya..
    Nice sandwich. Looks so good. Love the bright green color form the mint. Looks so Minteeeee....

  7. Nice one with mint chutney!

  8. cool sandwiches, looks yummy

  9. Yummy! This reminds me of the ones I would have almost daily from the roadside sandwichwallah's stall( Bombay) on my way back from work. A super tasty, quick & cheap meal it was!

    I am going to use your idea and use drained/strained yogurt as a spread whenever I can.:)

    Hope u r feeling better, Laavanya I saw that my AM cut u off. Sorry! :( I need to delete all the old ones.:D

  10. love this sandwiches...they look so good.. and with a smoothie would be a filling breakfast

  11. Adding mint chutney is a new twist to the sandwich. Looks awesome Laavanya.

  12. Sandwich looks mouth-watering, perfect with tea, yummmmmm!!!

  13. Looks yum....and so easy to put together....

  14. chutney sandwich is my fav too... will make it for breakfast too..

  15. Minty sounds good to me.It's always so refreshing to bite into one of the mint in dishes!:))

  16. no worries lav, u should post such recipes often even if its not for blog events:)

  17. minty taste in sandwich is refreshing....too good

  18. minty taste in sandwich is refreshing....too good

  19. Love the sound of this sandwich, Laavanya! Veggies and chutney sounds dynamite together. :)

  20. Love the chutney sandwiches.The pic looks great!

  21. Sandwich looks yummy and delicious....

  22. That's a good sign, Happy Cook :)

    Uma, I know.. i should've kept a closer eye on the dates.

    Thank you Hetal.

    Sangeeth, it does come through beautifully in this.

    Hope you do notyet100.

    Thank you Sukanya, Cham & bhags.

    TBC, Those roadside stalls have some of the tastiest foods. I have a nagging cold still but not too bad. Yes.. but I knew you would've got the gist of my mesg so didn't call back.. :)

    Thank you Sowmya, RC, Madhavi, Jayashree, Swati & Asha.

    Sia, that's true :)

    Thank you Suma, kalai, homecooked and sireesha for your sweet words.

  23. This reminded me of the sandwiches we ate from the roadside sandwich wallas in Blore, same ingredients and to die for! :) Looks delicious Laavi dear :)

  24. The sandwich sounds delicious .. can't wait to try it!! A tip I learned for making perfectly grilled sandwiches: instead of buttering the outside of the bread, spread a thin layer of mayo. It's easier to spread and evenly coats the bread. Makes perfect grilled sandwiches every time!!


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