In my Mint Chutney post I mentioned growing up as a teenager eating these sandwiches on the street… you would see this huge crowd, get close to see what was going on… you would find a guy with his bicycle parked to the side of the road, with all and I mean all ingredients in this big bin which would sit behind his cycle. Talk about squeezing a taco truck onto a cycle… that is what it was! He would be a one-man show! The guy who makes the sandwich and also handles the money… Umm, hygiene… we all overlooked it. I think the understanding was I’m building my immunity, or did I just ignore it waiting for the sandwich to be handed over? Aah, memories… 😛
You can vary this sandwich, skip the potatoes, go with just the tomatoes and cucumbers or even just cucumbers… My 2 year old has been lapping them up just plain! Bread, butter and the chutney! 🙂 Which makes me a satisfied and happy Mom! 🙂
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
1. If you don’t care what kind of bread you consume, then these would be best with a soft white bread.
2. Use a bread that doesn’t have Read More
I love tried and tested, one-off recipes… which are different and once you’ve discovered them, you have a winner every time you make it! The Vegetable Tava Fry is one such recipe. I discovered this spice mix, about 8 years back at a friends place and all credit for this recipe goes to her… Yes Nidhi Bhaiya, pointing towards you… I don’t even know if you remember this dish from back then? We’ve been fans of tava fry ever since! Thank you! 🙂
This is a very versatile recipe. You can add whatever veggies you have at hand. I usually end up adding potatoes, okra, eggplant, bitter gourd. I’ve added zucchini and squash in the past, even cauliflower! Personally, potatoes, okra and onions are a must for me. H *needs* bitter gourd in there too! 😛
This dish is a must for us on camping trips! Yes, camping… tastes best on charcoal, but we were lazy today and cooked it in our oven. Tava Fry and a nice cold bottle of beer… life is good! 🙂
You can serve it as a side dish, an appetizer or even an entree for people like us! 😛 H and I split this batch the other day Read More
I’ve been meaning to finish some sour cream that I had in my fridge and that is how I stumbled upon this recipe for Potato Salad. At the time I thought I had all the ingredients and started off with making half a batch. The original makes 8 servings with sour cream! H would kill me if I had that much of temptation around 🙂 . I’ve modified the original by using green onions instead of red onions, and reduced the amount of vinegar by half. Also my mayonnaise was regular Trader Joe’s stuff.
When I started combining the dressing I realized we were out of dijon mustard, and that was sort of the main ingredient in my mind, so a quick check that dijon mustard was made with mustard seeds (yes, duh! :)) I decided to make my own quick sauce and aaaah… what can I say.. I wish you could get the fragrance of using freshly ground mustard seeds from a picture! It was divine! Store bought Dijon mustard just might be banished from my house now and instant home-made dijon mustard shall be used! Although I need to refine the recipe, in this instant it worked out just fine. Read More