Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bi Coloured Italian Sandwich

 

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Hi all!

Hope all my friends had a great valentine’s day. Today I am posting a very filling, healthy, attractive sandwich which was an instant hit with my family.

Sandwich is normally a term used to describe one or two bread slices with one or more fillings in between them. One can make so many variations by changing the fillings. There’s an interesting story behind ‘why sandwiches are called a sandwich’. Sandwiches are called "sandwiches" after John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich. The story is that he was such an avid gambler that he refused to break for meals, asking instead that cold meat on bread be brought to him so he could eat while continuing to gamble.

This particular sandwich was inspired by something which I had seen on TV show. I was attracted by the colour and the flavours going into it and I was eager to try it. I changed a few ingredients and spices and made this version which takes you straight to Italy when you bite into it, all the Italian flavours explode in the mouth. One can grill the sandwich, like I did or else just eat it like that. The best part of this sandwich is that so many veggies go into it making it a very nutritive choice. This is perfect for lunch box and even as an evening snack.

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Ingredients (makes 4)

12- whole wheat bread slices

butter

For Yellow Mix

1 cup frozen corn crushed

1 yellow capsicum chopped

1 large garlic pod

1/2 tsp. mustard

2 tsp. red chilli flakes

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

salt to taste

1 tsp. olive oil

For Green Mix

1 cup frozen peas crushed

1 green capsicum chopped

3 tbsp. pesto sauce

2 tsp. chopped green chillies

salt to taste

1 tsp. oil

For Pesto Sauce

2 cups basil leaves

1/4 cup roasted pine nuts

1 tsp. garlic

3 tbsp. EVOO

1 tsp. black peppercorns

1/2 tsp. salt

Method

For Pesto sauce-

In a mixer jar first grind garlic followed by peppercorns and pine nuts. Add salt to taste, basil leaves and EVOO and grind to a paste, if required add a few drops of water.

For Yellow Mix-

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Heat oil and add crushed garlic, do not let it brown and add the crushed corn, mustard and sauté. Add the chilli flakes and Italian seasoning.

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Add the chopped capsicum and sauté.

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For the Green Mix

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Heat a tsp. of oil and add the green chillies followed by crushed peas.

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Tip in the chopped green capsicum and salt.

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Mix about 3 spoons of pesto sauce and mix thoroughly.

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For Assembling Sandwich

Apply butter on two bread slices and keep these layers outside.

On one such bread slice on the inner side apply a layer of yellow mix.

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Keep a plain bread slice over the yellow mix and cover it completely.

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On the plain slice apply a layer of green mix.

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Then cover this layer by the second buttered bread slice with the butter facing outside and grill it.

Cut into halves and serve hot with pesto sauce and tomato sauce.

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Sending this to my event ‘Only’- Cooking with Bread, Priya and Aipi’s Bookmarked recipes Vol.28

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40 comments:

Reva said...

This is indeed a very colourful and healthy sandwich....
Reva

Pari said...

Thanks Reva for that quick comment.

Biny Anoop said...

wow love it...pics look very professional

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very colur ful and yummy sandwich and always i love ur detailed explanation

Akila said...

wow what a yummy sandwich dear... love it...

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Learning-to-cook
Regards,
Akila

Hamaree Rasoi said...

These kind of sandwiches are so handy , quick. Your's looks so colorful and tempting Pari

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Radhika said...

looks very colorful

The Foodie said...

Such a healthy looking, colourful and filling sandwich..would love to have it with my cup of hot tea...

Kanchan said...

This does look colorful and very tasty :))

Love it !

Tina said...

Sooooo colourful and delicious sandwich...

harini-jaya said...

healthy and colorful and gr8 clicks too

savitha ramesh said...

delicious sanwitch,as must try one and kids will surely love it

Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy and colorful sandwich..

Kairali sisters said...

Sandwich looks splendid...Awesome...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy veggie sandwich looks so appealing!!
Loving the color

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious sandwich...lovely click

Paaka Shaale said...

You know waht Pari? It's raining in my place and your sandwiches seems to be ideal for this weather. They look awesome :)

Rajani said...

So painstakingly explained, nice clicks and angle.

aipi said...

Kids will definitely love this..fun n colorful..
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

US Masala

Pavithra said...

PAri the bicolor sandwich looks awesome, colorful, delicious and what not for perfect sandwich.. absolutely love it.

Smitha said...

very nice sandwich Pari....wholesome and delish...
Smitha
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Amritha Kalyani said...

Great flavors and colrs.. love it.. very tempting. filling and healthy as well..

Priya said...

Wow delicious sandwich,makes me hungry..very colourful and yumm!

Harika's Kitchen said...

nice click and looks yummy.

Anshu said...

Very colorful and healthy sandwich...

Madhavi said...

Oh wow this is so good..love this sandwich!!

swapna said...

Colorful and flavorful sandwich...

divya said...

Omg, sandwich makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

Raina said...

That is one beautiful sandwich. So healthy and sounds really great:)

Sushma Mallya said...

colourful and beautiful sandwiches..loved the stuffing..

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so neat and delicious..

Kurinji said...

OMG, very tempting snack and superb clicks...

kitchen queen said...

colourful and yummy sandwich.

Now Serving said...

That looks super inviting and delish!

Cooking Foodie said...

Yum Yum Yum sandwich...

kothiyavunu.com said...

Indeed it colorful and awesome sandwich..deserve a try :)

Kankana said...

That looks very interesting and colorful for sure :) Thanks for dropping by!

Sujana said...

Thanks for sending such a lovely and colorful sandwich, Pari

Suchi said...

looks amazing- loved the sandwich!

Srivalli said...

Very pretty sandwich..thanks for the entry..

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