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Friday, May 14, 2010

"For Little Tummies" - Sandwiches with 'Walnut-Cilantro Chutney' and Veggies

At 'E's pre-school, parents take turn to provide daily snack. This time I made these sandwiches for his class.I was sure kids would love these...as I know 'E' can eat these for breakfast.... everyday!!!
In India, these sandwiches would be made mostly with 'Coconut-Cilantro' chutney or 'Mint- Cilantro' chutney..and of course ...much spicier. I decided to swap the coconut in the 'Coconut-Cilantro" chutney with walnuts..to make it extra rich in protein and provide some additional nutrition. The 'Walnut-Cilantro' chutney tastes delicious and nutty and could be used as a 'spread' for many other sandwiches, or as 'Dips' for different snacks.

For the chutney

1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup cilantro
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp garlic
1/2-1 green chili (add more for spicier chutney)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp lemon juice ( to retain green color of the chutney)

For The Sandwiches:
Sliced bread of your choice
Veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers etc thinly sliced
Butter/margarine/Mayo for spread
Grated cheese (if you like)

1) Grind together all the ingredients for the chutney into a smooth paste.
2) Cut off the edges of the sliced bread.
3) Spread butter on one slice.On top, spread a teaspoon of the Walnut chutney.
4) Place the veggies, grated cheese on top.

5) To another slice, apply some ketchup and place this slice on top of the veggies.
6) Cut into squares or triangles or rectangles.Serve at room temperature.

1) Add mint to the chutney for additional taste
2) Other veggies like onions,green peppers, lettuce etc could be added.
3) A veggie patty or chicken patty can be added to the sandwich to make a 'burger'

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