Carrot Sandwiches – Bangalore Style

2010
05.20

 

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Anyone growing up in Bangalore in the 80s  would have eaten or seen these sandwiches in any of the Iyengar bakeries found in every nook of the city.  Though I love most of the stuff from these bakeries, the sandwiches were probably the only healthy food you could find in these places then. My sister Sophie, takes it up a notch by using whole wheat bread and adding a few other vegetables. And I must say, I love these more than the authentic ones.

Ingredients

whole wheat or white bread
2 tsp refined oil 1/4 tsp black mustard seeds 
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 finely chopped tomato 
2 cups grated  carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper(optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped broccoli (optional) 
1 tbsp chopped green chili
1/4 tsp 3Cs spice mix
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp chopped mint
1 tsp finely chopped curry leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
2 tsp (or to taste) sugar

butter for toasting the bread
salt to taste

Directions

  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add green chilies, curry leaves, onions and sauté until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric, spice mix, mint and sauté until the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add the carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, cilantro and sauté for a few minutes until the veggies turn tender, take care not to over cook them.   
  • Add sugar, mix well and and turn off the stove.
  • Apply a little butter on slice of bread, spread some carrot filling and top it off with another slice of bread.
  • Toast it in a sandwich maker or toast for minute on both sides in a pan while pressing down the sandwich using a spatula.
  • Serve for breakfast or as a snack.
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    One Response to “Carrot Sandwiches – Bangalore Style”

    1. Vidya says:

      I used to love these carrot sandwiches… i’ll definitely try this recipe

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