Sandwiches are a common item in our children’s lunchboxes. How about packing it with some more energy and nutrition? This unique ingredient,
malai or fresh milk cream, if added to the sandwich, adds so much richness and goodness to the sandwich which helps gain instant energy even after an entire day of staying hungry. I have gorged on them myself too!
I have been waiting to make these super healthy sandwiches for my son who recently started eating sandwiches on his own, which means the snack can now be given as Tiffin treat with me not being around to help him eat.
Besides the malai/milk cream, other ingredients like vegetables, curd, semolina, etc lend their individual benefits to the sandwich making it a real healthy treat. Experiment with different breads to give variety to the child, I once also made the sandwiches using pizza bread. Here goes the recipe.
Cream n Curd Open Sandwiches:
1. For 4 slices of bread (approx.)
2. 2 tablespoon fresh milk cream or malai
3. 2 tablespoon crud or yoghurt
4. 2 tablespoon semolina or rawa
5. ¼ cup mixed vegetables, finely chopped (tomatoes, capsicum, corn, carrots, spring onions, etc)
6. 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
7. 1 small green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
8. Salt as per taste
9. Oil or Butter for pan frying
Step 1: Mix all of the above in a bowl and keep aside for at least 30 minutes. The batter should be thick. If yours isn't allow to rest another 10 minutes or add 1 tablespoon of semolina or rawa extra. Depending upon the vegetables you add the batter consistency varies.
Step 2: Apply the batter on bread slices and pan fry the sandwiches, batter side down (see image below). Grease the pan generously with oil or butter to avoid the batter sticking to the pan.
Step 3: Allow the sandwiches to pan fry on low flame for good 5 minutes. The batter takes time to cook and come off the pan. Once cooked, flip to the other side and let the bread toast well.
Step 4: Cut the sandwiches into 2 or 4 and serve immediately or wrap in foil for the tiffin.
Dish it up for your little munchkin and Love being a Mommy!
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