BM# 72: Week 2/ Day 3
Theme: Festival Special
Dish: Republic Day — Tiranga Sandwich
For the final day of this week’s ‘festival special’, I have a ‘Tiranga sandwich’ for Republic day. Tiranga means tri colored representing the 3 colors of the Indian flag, green-white-saffron.
There were quite a few tiranga (tri colored dishes) dish ideas to make but I picked the easiest of all. This sandwich has all my favorite ingredients — spiciness from the mint chutney, creaminess from ricotta cheese (or grated paneer) and tangy from ketchup.
I found many recipes for this sandwich but I made it with what I had in the fridge. Green layer has mint chutney, cucumbers and baby greens. I used ricotta cheese jazzed up with some chaat masala for white layer. Grated paneer will be a great alternate. Orange layer has mayo spiked with ketchup and tomatoes.This sandwich is crunchy, flavorful and very yummy. It is great to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- 4 Whole grain or whole wheat Bread slices
- 2 tsp Mint Chutney*
- 4~6 Cucumber, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp Baby Arugula or Baby Spinach
- 1 tbsp Grated Paneer or Ricotta Cheese
- ½ tsp Chaat Masala
- ½ tsp Lemon juice
- To taste Salt & Pepper
- 2 tsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Spicy Ketchup (I used Maggie spicy tomato ketchup)
- 1 Small Tomato, thinly sliced
- Spread mint chutney on one side of the bread slice. Top it with cucumber slices and baby greens on top. Place the second bread slice on top.
- Mix grated paneer (or ricotta cheese), chaat masala, lemon juice, salt and pepper until combined.
- Spread the ricotta cheese mixture over the second bread slice. Top it with the third bread slice.
- Mix mayonnaise with spicy ketchup. Spread the mayo on the third bread slice and arrange the tomato slices. Top with the final bread slice and press lightly. Cut the sandwich in half and Enjoy!!
- I used my homemade Green Chutney -- recipe is here.