I was contemplating -
“What shall I cook?”
“Hmm may be some soup and bread”
“Na, may be some wrap and a salad on the side”
“Or may be the one pot meal, khichdi“
Then as I was looking through the vegetables that I had sitting in my refrigerator, suddenly something struck me and I wondered why not I put together all these vegetables and make a neat sandwich or as the queen of 30 minutes meals, Rachael Ray calls it, “sammies”. I could not think of a better way to make use of these vegetables which was not only quick to put together but also so delicious. It’s quick, healthy and delicious.
Vegetable mixture on whole grain bread before toasting
1/2 bell pepper – green & red finely chopped
1 carrot shredded
1/2 onion finely chopped
some peas thawed and mashed a little
small wedge of cabbage shredded (optional)
1/2 tomato finely chopped
some cilantro finely chopped
Salt to taste
finely ground black pepper
1 – 1&1/2 tbsp sooji or rava or semolina
2 – 3 tsp of milk
Shred some cheese of your choice (optional). I prefer fontina.
Bread of your choice. I prefer Sprouted Whole Grain bread.
Dissolve the rava in milk and make it into a slightly loose paste. Add more milk if necessary. Let it sit for a few minutes. Mean while mix all the vegetables. To this, add the rava mixture, salt and pepper and mix well. The rava mixture will bind the vegetables together and also form a crust when you cook it on the pan. Heat a non-stick pan. Apply butter. Take a spoonful of the vegetable mixture and tightly apply onto a bread. Place the bread with the vegetable mixture side facing down slowly onto the pan so that the vegetables are still intact in the bread. Let it cook on medium flame for a couple of minutes. Using a spatula, press it a little so such the vegetables get nicely crisp and brown and then slowly turn the bread to cook on the other side. Cover it with another slice of bread. Then the entire bread now so that the covered bread also toasts a little bit. Slice it and server hot. If you use cheese, add the cheese when the vegetable mixture side is cooked and the bread is turned. Add the cheese and cover it with another slice of bread and let the cheese melt before turning the bread again. Lunch is served hot, crisp and cheesy!
Hot & Cheesy Vegetable Sandwich