I love sandwiches – there is nothing as exciting an adventure as figuring out what should go between two slices of bread! I have done all kind of sandwiches, from the revolting to the sublime:

  • The jam & ketchup sandwich? Check!
  • The molagai podi sandwich? Check!
  • The egg, chives & peanut butter? Yes!

Now, you may wonder – what of the sublime? Well, yesterday I made some wonderful Fusion Sandwiches (a fusion of Mumbai, Italian & Mediterranean styles!) that was heavenly…. here’s the recipe:

  • For the spread:
  • 1 large baingan (aubergine)
  • 1 large pod of garlic
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • Olive oil
  • Red chilly powder & Salt to taste
  • Instructions: Roast the baingan over a flame till soft; peel the baingan, dice itand let it cool. Toss the cubed pieces of baingan along with the garlic, chilly powder, salt and a generous helping of Olive oil into a mixie & grind till you have a chunky spread. Mix in the cubed onion & tomato pieces. Your sandwich spread is ready!
  • Now, for the sandwich:
  • 1 potato
  • 1 beetroot
  • Mozarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning (parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme!)
  • Your favorite bread & butter
  • Instructions:
  • Boil & slice the potato & beetroot.
  • Cover the face of a slice of bread with butter, the baingan spread & grated cheese.
  • Top up with potato & beetroot slices.
  • Dash the Italian seasoning on top.
  • Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread (d’oh!)
  • Toast till golden brown.
  • Serve with ketchup & some of the baingan spread which has been whisked with yogurt & Olive oil!
  • Eat, and say yummy!!

2 thoughts on “Recipe: The Fusion Sandwich

  1. Love sandwiches! My favourite one these days is from American Express bakery in Bandra. The fresh catch of the day reaches the bakery sharp at five pm… if you are there at that time, then you can pick up their fresh breads, puffs, cakes… yummm… ! Anyway, so the sandwich I love is actually a stuffed croissant ! Its a chichken salami + boiled egg + mustard filling. Needless to say its yummy! I am guessing the recipe here… so treat it as my interpretation of the stuffed croissant sandwich.
    one boiled egg
    one croissant
    cheese spread or low fat mayo
    indian mustard (kasundi)
    chives or spring onion greens cut finely
    small bits of a yummy chicken salami, or even bits of bacon!

    cut up the boiled egg into tiny bits with the yellow, add the mayo or the cheese spread and make a sort of paste, if its too thick, add a few drops of milk, add the salt, pepper, mustard to taste, chives/spring onion leaves and the bacon/chicken salami bits. give a good stir and stuff it all inside a half cut up croissant – and enjoy!!

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