Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pan Grilled Vegetable Open Sandwich

Pan Grilled Vegetable Open Sandwich
Pan Grilled Vegetable Open Sandwich is a very easy and simple sandwich which goes well as an evening snack served along with tea or coffee. I learnt this recipe from a dear friend Sandhya who is a great cook and happened to be our neighbor in Mumbai, I take this opportunity to thank her for this simple and awesome recipe which has ever since been a family favorite at our home. The best thing about this is that the ingredients used are very basic but then the possibilities are endless.

I have used carrots, capsicum, onions and tomatoes but you could add any vegetable of your choice, like corn, cabbage and whenever available I also love to add spring onions too.

 So, here is the recipe for Pan Grilled Vegetable Open Sandwich.


Carrot, grated - 1 medium (Approximately 1 cup, loosely packed)
Capsicum, chopped - 1 medium
Tomato, chopped - 1 medium
Onion, chopped - 1 medium
Tomato ketchup - 1 1/2 tablespoon
Green chilies, finely chopped - 1 (Optional)
Black pepper, crushed - 1/4th teaspoon (Optional)
Bread - 6 slices (brown or white your choice)
Cream cheese, 2-3 tablespoons
Cooking oil - 2 tablespoon
Butter for grilling the sandwiches


Heat oil in a frying pan or kadhai, add the chopped onions and fry until it starts turning slightly brown.

Add the grated carrots and chopped capsicum (If you are using green chilies then add at this stage), fry for a minute or two and add the chopped tomatoes salt and pepper (if using). Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add the tomato ketchup, mix well and let it cook until most of the water released by the vegetables has dried up and oil starts appearing on the sides. Turn off the flame and let the vegetable mixture cool before you start assembling the sandwiches.

Apply a thin layer of cream cheese on one side of each slice and then put a generous layer of the vegetable mixture over the cheese layer, repeat process for all the slices and keep aside.

Heat a heavy bottom tawa or pan, once its hot apply some butter and place the layered bread slices, (the side with the topping should face upwards). Let it grill on one side until its crispy and gets a nice golden colour. (This should take not more that 2 minutes)

Once done flip and grill the other side (this should just take a minute or so), be quick to avoid over cooking of the toppings.

Once done turn off the gas.
Serve hot

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