Recipe | Indian style open-faced Sandwiches – A walk down the memory lane
“We do not know the value of our moments until they have become a memory.” ~Sam H. The saying reflects my school days, perfectly. I didn’t give much thought back then, but school days and school friends were the best.
Days pass and memories fade. We just didn’t realize how soon time flew past. Distance, family commitments and work pressure is keeping many of us away from each other. But our bond of friendship is still strong and the good memories are with us forever.
I recently got a chance to attend an alumni meet of my old school in Udaipur. I grabbed the golden opportunity and booked my tickets to meet some of the old teachers, catch up with old friends and to walk down the memory lane once again.
The meet was the outcome of hard work put in by some of our super seniors who managed to rope in many of our old teachers and KV students from as old as 1965 batches.
I reached the school premises well ahead of time to capture some of my favorite spots, classrooms and to relive the moments in silence. Well, it’s hard to let go of the past when it’s holding some of the best memories.
Imagine my delight when the organizers asked me to share my experience on stage for two minutes. It was a privilege indeed!
“Two minutes may not be sufficient to sum up the experiences of ten years of my school life. Those beautiful memories and golden moments are beyond words. But I take the opportunity to thank our teachers who prepared us to face the bigger challenges of life and have made us the person we are today”. this is how I summed up my ten years of KV school life in two minute impromptu speech.
We were the naughtiest batch in our school. We would sneak around the corridor, jump and dance on the benches, polish off lunch boxes before the bell rings, shout, scream, tease…yes, we did it all 🙂
Not to mention, there are many achievers from our batch and many others have reached unprecedented heights with their careers.
Walking down the memory lane….school corridor…those were the days…
Reliving the nostalgia…with some of the old classmates…nothing much has changed since 1986.
Healthy open-faced Indian style Sandwiches
Leaving children behind for almost a week was the toughest decision for me. But on the other hand it makes me happier that by doing so their confidence level has increased manifold.
And this time around to my surprise they asked me not to spoon feed them with pre cooked food. “Mom, daddy’s Daal (lentil), Upma and Poha scores better than yours” was my son’s remark after I returned back from Udaipur.
Hmm….good for me.
One of the breakfast dishes they cooked when I was away for a week was this savory vegetables open faced sandwiches, which is a Sunday favorite at my home.
“The sandwich daddy made was slightly gooey from inside but I liked it” my daughter told and smiled, making sure not to upset their daddy.
- 3 slices of brown bread
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup green gram sprouts
- 2 green chilies
- 1 large onion
- 1 large tomato
- 1 capsicum
- Coriander and mint leaves
- 1/2 tsp chilly flakes
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Pinch of asafetida powder
- Water as required
- Oil to shallow fry
Method; Finely chop onion, green chilies, tomato, coriander leaves, mint leaves and capsicum.
Take a large bowl and add chickpea flour, sprouts, salt, chilly flakes, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder and stir with a fork to combine all the ingredients.
Pour sufficient water in the bowl to make a batter of pouring consistency.
Heat a griddle or set a sandwich toaster ready.
Slice the breads and dip each slice in the batter.
Place each slice on hot griddle, scoop out some chopped vegetables from the batter with a spoon and add it on the bread slices.
Drizzle a few drops of oil around it and let it cook for 2-3 minutes on both the sides. Serve the savory open-face sandwiches with tomato sauce or any chutney of your choice.
- Use the same chickpea flour batter to make crepes or Indian Cheela.
- Add grated vegetables of your choice to make this breakfast recipe more healthier.
- I have used my sandwich maker to cook these slices, you could use a griddle or tawa to make the same.
- Coarsely grind all the vegetables and sprouts for a different texture and easy to handle bread slices.