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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mumbai Chutney Sandwich and 2 TAGs!

Mumbai has so many variety of street food... and I can say that I am a street food expert.... well not in judging the street food, but in eating them...hehhe! I love all the junk food. Yeah I do try to make them healthy by substituting some healthy ingredients to a very non healthy and buttery recipe. But, to get the authentic street flavour, sometimes u need to give up the health issue and just enjoy!!!

Have u ever wondered who created Sandwich? I have many a times..when I am bored to cook or busy doing something...to take a plate and have my lunch. In those situations I opt for this comfort food. Just stuff any leftover in between 2 slices of bread... and Tadda! u have a lovely lunch ready for u.

"A sandwich is a food item made of two or more slices of leavened bread with one or more layers of filling, typically meat or cheese, with the addition of vegetables or salad. The bread can be used as is, or it can be coated with butter, oil, mustard or other condiments to enhance flavor and texture. In North American usage, sandwich may also refer to what is more commonly referred to in the rest of the world as a hamburger."

"Sandwich is actually the last name of the person who invented this dish....The word sandwich that we use today was born in London during the very late hours one night in 1762 when an English nobleman, John Montague, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was too busy gambling to stop for a meal even though he was hungry for some food. The legend goes that he ordered a waiter to bring him roast-beef between two slices of bread. The Earl was able to continue his gambling while eating his snack; and from that incident, we have inherited that quick-food product that we now know as the sandwich. He apparently had the meat put on slices of bread so he wouldn’t get his fingers greasy while he was playing cards."

You can read more about it here and here.

Okay now coming back to the famous chutney sandwich. Hmmm how I loved this sandwich when I was in college. We used to often go to the Mangal Das Market street near Crawford market and enjoy these amazing sandwich from a small roadside stall opposite the mosque.... OH it used to be yumm... and sometimes we used to club it with a cold lemon juice ( Nimbu panni - Rs. 3 per glass..) from the adjacent stall. Whats better than a nice hot grilled sandwich, a glass of nimbu paani and some shopping?... Hehe we used to go to college for this I guess...hehhe:P. Just miss those days so badly... Miss all my lovely friends... most of them now married like me and some due for marriage... hmmm... time runs so fast. Wish I could go back to that stall and enjoy few more sandwiches with my friends..hmm

Anyways, I did have fun having this with my sweet and darling hubby. I re-created the chutney sandwich magic... and it worked out too well. We simply loved it.. Hope u enjoy having this too. To make this....( I have made some healthy substitutions...:D)

You need : makes 3 sandwiches

Brown bread - 6 slices
Tomato - 1 big sliced
Onions - 1 sliced
Cucumber - 1/2 sliced
Potatoes - 2 boiled, cooled and sliced in thick slices
Capsicum / red bell pepper - sliced (optional)
Chaat Masala - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tbsp
butter - 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 3 tbsp
Nylon sev - 3 tbsp (optional)
Coriander leaves for garnish

Ingredients for Green chutney :

Mint leaves - 1 bunch
Coriander leaves / Indian Parsley - 2 bunches
Green chillies - 2
Salt to taste

Method :

First we will start with the green chutney. Clean and wash the coriander and the mint leaves and allow to dry on a towel, so that all the water dries off. Once lightly dried,put it in a blender along with the green chillies and salt and make into a nice smooth paste. Your green chutney is ready. This is essential to make this street style sandwich. You can store this in a bottle and keep in the fridge for 2 weeks. This can also be used as accompaniment for varies chaat items.

Now take 2 slices of bread. Apply light butter on one side and toast them on a tava. You may toast both the sides if u desire. Remove from tava and apply butter on ( insides) both the slices of bread. On one side, apply some green chutney. Be liberal with this chutney.

Now on the slice on which u have applied chutney start assembling the vegetables. Start with cucumber slices, and go in this order....tomatoes, potatoes and onions. Sprinkle and bit of Chaat masala and salt... according to your taste. Now cover it with the other slice and press it slightly with u hands.... just to bind them. Now u can keep it in a Panini maker or a grill for some extra crunchiness... or serve directly as we have already toasted our bread.

I have used a big sandwich bread so I cut it in six pieces so get bite size pieces of the sandwich. It is always advisable to cut the sandwich in bite size pieces.. beacuse, if the piece is too big to eat there are changes that all your stuffing will fall apart and destroy the sandwich.

So, I cut my sandwich in desirable size pieces and then smeared tomato ketchup of it and garnished with nylon sev and fresh chopped coriander. Yumm yumm...!

Enjoy ur Mumbai Ishtyle Chutney Sandwich and do let me know how it turned out..! I was encouraged and reminded to make this... from the recent theme of MBP - Street food. I this is my own concoction... I cannot send it to this event :(....

Enjoy your sandwich..!

I am Tagged!

Today two of my fellow blogger friends... Sireesha and Hetal have tagged me for a MEME.

Thank you so much for thinking of me...It really makes me feel so nice.:)

As I have already done this tag earlier.... you can find the link here. You can read that and know more about me.It was real fun reading both your MEME...:) Keep rocking girls and always.


Madhavi said...

Hi Shubha, love dos sandwich, very nice pics as well!!!

Cham said...

May be u cannot send we can send it right Dear! Look like chat but no it is sandwich! Yummy chutney

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Hehhe very true cham...:)

Yeah this sandwich is just like chat... its chatpata...:P Feels more like a street side chaat..

ranji said...

delicious sandwich shubha...temptiung photos too...they look so much like a chaat...:)..

Suma Rajesh said...

yummy sandwhich shubha....

Vaidehi said...

hi Shubha,
thanks for your comment.. i will try to post Farali Misal soon..
I am from dadar, Mumbai.. :)
the name of the restaurant you were talking about is Panshikar hotel.. one of my favorite hotel..

Hetal said...

Yummy Yummy Sandwich....looks wonderful!!

Uma said...

I can't believe it's your invention, Shubha! It looks so professional. Good job dear!

delhibelle said...

never had a sandwich in bby that i did'nt like..and yours looks ultimate !


Delicious blog

Jyothsna said...

The mumbai sandwich-walas are unbeatable! I like the speed at which they whip out sandwiches!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hey great sandwich dear friend! u r making me drrrrool!! come over for a lil something from me to u!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Thank u, Madhavi, Cham, Ranji, Uma,Hetal, Suma,Vaidehi,Harekrishnaji,Suma, Jyothsna and Delhi belle....

Thank u so much for ur lovely comments...:)

Archy said...

I'm hungry as its tea time !! feel like having it :D
Lovely mouth watering Pics !!

Illatharasi said...

Me too hungry after seeing your sandwiches..... very nicely done!!!

I checked your meme, our tastes are mostly similar in few things ;)

Suma Rajesh said...

An award waiting for u on my blog..check it out

Sireesha said...

Sandwiches are drooling and making me hungry.......

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

girlie, there something coming from my heart for you on my blog!

Asha said...

Hey Shubha, every time I come I can't open the comment section at all, tried 2 days to leave one and gave up.It's working today!
Sandwiches looks excellent, almost like Dabeli, good job!:)

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Than u so much Archy, Suma, Vani, Sireesha and asha...

@ Asha... Ohh iam so sorry Asha... I have no idea y that happened...alls well that ends well... now that its working I hope its fine and I wish it stays that way hehehe...:P

@ Suma thanx...for the lovely award u shared with me...

@ Vani yeah i read ur MEME too and I agree we have lot of similar taste...:D

Illatharasi said...

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Illatharasi said...

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Meera said...

That chuntey sandwich looks so good.

RamyaBala said...

hey shubha,tried it yesterday,n my son loved it..Thanks for the recipe...

Chicken Recipes said...

Its looking yummy thanks for share Ingredients.