While growing up in India, I was never fond of vegetables or fruits. Who is as a kid? But, I loved potatoes and rice. So, to go around it, my family, especially my mom, tricked me by crushing the vegetables into the potatoes and packed me this sandwich. I always thought I was eating a potato patty sandwich and I used to ask her to pack this for lunch every other day. Even my classmates at school requested I bring this special sandwich so I could share it with them.
Now it has come full circle and I have applied the same trick to my kids. :o) My kids love this sandwich as a snack or take it to school as well. Off course I dont add the Sereno pepper or any spicy elements when making for my kids.
Makes 8-10 Sandwiches. Can store the stuffing/filling for later use.
3 medium potatoes; boiled, cold, peeled; crushed
1/4 cup white onions; finely chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper (capsicum); finely chopped
1/2 cup green cabbage; finely chopped
1 Serrano pepper; finely chopped (optional)
1 tbsp ginger; grated
2 tbsp cilantro; finely chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chili powder (adjust to taste)
1 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste)
1 tsp amchur powder (1 tsp lemon juice can be used)
Bread of your choice (Dave Killers power seed bread used in the recipe)
1. Take a medium size bowl.
2. Add potatoes, onions, green bell pepper, cabbage, Serrano pepper, ginger, cilantro, Garam Masala, red chili powder, salt and amchur powder,
3. Mix all the ingredients together.
4. Heat the skillet on a medium heat.
5. Take one slice of bread. Using a spoon, take sandwich filling, and spread evenly over slice of bread. (You can easily put 2-3 spoons of filling depending on the size of bread.)
6. Take another slice of bread, and place on the top of the filling. Create the sandwich
7. Carefully place the sandwich on the skillet. Lightly press the sandwich with spatula for 1-2 mins.
8. Flip the the sandwich carefully. Press again with the spatula for 1-2 mins
9. Crisp the sandwich to your taste. Enjoy with your favorite chutney