Quick and easy Healthy Veggie Sandwich

I love to cook but I also realise how lazy I get when I’ve to cook lunch just for me. I’m excited to cook when I’ve people around, but just for myself, it can get boring. Don’t you agree?

I need something fast, exciting and healthy to keep me motivated to enter the kitchen during these lazy and cozy winter days. So, I walk into the kitchen, open the refrigerator & picked out all the veggies I had . I also had a batch of Homemade Basil Pesto that I had made just 3 days ago and decided – why not a healthy yum Veg Sandwich. And so I put it together and guess what – it turned out super delicious. Voila!! The ingredients used are what most of us have in our pantry and takes no time at all. So why wait? Let’s get started.

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Ingredients :

  • Peeled and grated carrot – 1/4 cup
  • Peeled and grated bottle guard – 1/4 cup (optional. I had it in my fridge and wanted to make something healthy. So why not? 😉 )
  • Finely chopped onions – 1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped capsicum – 1/4 cup
  • Cheese slices – 2 ( for 2 sandwiches)
  • Oregano – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pesto – to apply on the bread
  • Brown Bread slices – 4

Method :

  • Take a bowl and mix all veggies and the seasoning.
  • Place cheese slices on 2 bread slices and apply a generous layer of pesto on the other two slices.

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  • Scoop 1-2 tbsp of the veggie mix and apply in on the bread slices. Cover with the other bread slice.
  • In a pan, add a little butter and place the sandwich.
  • Cook till its brown on both sides.

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  • Serve with ketchup or eat it as is.
  • Yay!! Healthy and quick veggie sandwich is ready to be eaten or even packed for lunch.

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Hope you all enjoyed this as much I enjoyed cooking it.

Until next time, Adios 🙂

Veg frankie/ Rolls/Wraps

Frankie, is a popular street-food in India. It is basically wraps or yumness stuffed rolls 😉 There are endless stuffing choices that one can choose from – onions, veggies, cottage cheese, lettuce, cabbage, potatoes etc. Its one of the most easiest recipe to make under 30 minutes (if all the ingredients are available on hand) . Most of the ingredients included are something that we all have in our pantry. So why wait? Let’s get started.

Ingredients: 

  1. 1 ½ tbsp oil or butter
  2. 1 tsp ginger – garlic paste
  3. 1/4 cup chopped onions
  4. ¾ cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  5. ¾ tsp red chilli powder
  6. 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
  7. ½ tsp chaat masala ( optional)
  8. 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  9. ¾ cup roughly chopped cabbage or lettuce for garnishing
  10. Shredded cheese for garnishing (optional )
  11. 1 tsp lemon juice or ½ tsp dried mango powder
  12. 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup + 2 tbsp green coriander chutney (mix together in a small bowl)
  13. Salt as per taste
  14. Pre-cooked roti’s/ ready to use tortilla

Method:

  1. Heat oil/butter in a pan. Add the onions and sauté a little.frankie
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Then add the smashed potatoes, carrots and all the dry ingredients mentioned above.
  4. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes and keep it aside in a bowl. Add in the lime juice at this time and just give it a mix.
  5. If you are using ready tortilla, just heat both the sides on a pan till it turns slightly brown.
  6. On the ready roti or tortilla, spread the ketchup –chutney mix and then place the stuffing in the middle, throw in some lettuce and cheese and wrap the tortilla.
  7. Place them on the pan again for 1-2 mins , heating them on both sides one after the other, till it gets a little crispy.
  8. Serve hot with ketchup or it can just be enjoyed as is.

 Cilantro Chutney :

  • 1 big bunch of chopped Cilantro (green coriander)
  • ½ bunch of mint leaves( optional)
  • 3 green chopped chilies
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Method:

  1. Blend everything together, except lemon juice. Add water as needed to get into a smooth paste.
  2. Empty in a container and then add lemon juice and mix.

Tips:

  1. You can make the cilantro chutney in large quantity and freeze it in ice-cube trays. Store the frozen cubes in a zip-lock plastic bag. Defrost as many cubes as neededIf you freeze the chutney immediately after preparing, it will lose its bright green colour and freshness.

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