Basic Sandwich

My apologies for not having put up any more posts. Currently, recovering from a foot inflammation {that precludes standing for too long; under medication, it is returning to normal behavior πŸ˜‰ }

Heading to the kitchen one evening, I discovered that communications between me and the maid seemed to have gone haywire: the desired vegetable had not been readied for cooking. Since, foot still seemed to have a mind of its own, recourse had to be taken to an easier but equally filling and hopefully nutritious dinner.


Brown Bread: 3/4 slices (depending on your hunger)

Olive oil: for the toasting

Low Fat cottage Cheese: 50 gm

1 each medium onion/tomato and cucumber: finely sliced rings

Green olives: 3 halved; Jalapenos: 6 slices


Place a girdle (tava) on the flame, allow to heat mildly, sprinkle olive oil onto the bread slices and toast lightly. Take girdle off flame. (If you find the slices too dry, you can layer with a dip/spread.) Cut the paneer into medium thickness slices. Onto one slice of toasted bread, lay out the onion rings, followed by cucumber, lay on the paneer slices, layer with tomato, add olives/jalapenos, sprinkle salt with a very light hand, add pepper if desired, cover with another slice. Layer again as the first slice, here replace the cucumber layer with tomato and tomato with cucumber, finishing with olives-jalapeno combo. Top with another slice of bread. My sandwich was a 3-slice one. Drive a toothpick through the center and grill lightly. You can also use the sandwich maker for this. Serve hot with sauce or dip. Serves only 1.

Don’t begin the layer with the tomato, your sandwich will fall apart faster than you can say hello! (tomatoes give off water once cut, this seeps into the bread and makes it soggy) If you want to make this sandwich for later consumption, slice tomatoes, lay out on a muslin cloth and gently squeeze excess water out, then use in layering.

Sorry, folks, by the time this was assembled, i was ravenous, forgot to take a snap πŸ™‚


2 thoughts on “Basic Sandwich

  1. Hey

    Checked this site for a recipe after a long time, enjoyed the sandwich!

    and a bit of a coincidence, I have foot inflammation too πŸ™‚

    Hope your foot is good!

  2. @Manoj…
    Glad you enjoyed the sandwich; my foot has a mind of its own…:-)
    Hope you get better soon.
    I keep promising I will put up more recipes, but alas…shall try this weekend, so please come back for some more πŸ™‚

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