Open Faced Crispy Potato Sandwich

Posted On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by sneh 0 comments

You can't go wrong with this simple open potato sandwich.



Open sandwiches are my latest favorite for two reasons- One, you get to eat two sandwiches yet have two less slices of bread. :). second, they look so good.  My son calls this sandwich potato pizza.


Enjoy this perfect sandwich with your favourite cup of tea.


Prep time- 15 Minutes
Cook Time- 5- 10 Minutes
Serves-2-3


Ingredients

  • Potatoes - 2 medium -Boiled
  • Bread -  Few slices 
  • Red Chili Powder- 1/4th teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mango Powder (Amchoor)- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter - As needed
  • Salt- To taste.

Instructions-

  • Mash the boiled potatoes well
  • Add all the masala powder including salt
  • Now cut the bread slices into rounds - you can use the cap of any round container.
  • Butter one side of the slices 
  • Spread the potato mixture on the other side 
  • Toast in the toaster oven placing the buttered side on the rack till crisp and done 
    .Enjoy with sauce and chutney.

Notes-


  • You can use microwave to boil potatoes to save time- just peel and cut the potatoes. Put the potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and add enough water. microwave high for 8 to 9 minutes. Drain and use.
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Raw Mango Panna With Home Grown Mint- A Refreshing Drink

Posted On Sunday, July 20, 2014 by sneh 0 comments

My mint plant is flourishing these days without much care and so I am using it in most of the recipes I can. Mint plant doesn't require much care so I get it almost every summer and it comes handy for drinks and dips.

This raw mango panna supposedly has some heat resistant properties and is perfect for hot summer days. Enjoy your summers with this nutritious and refreshing drink.



Prep time- 5 minutes
Cook time- 5 minutes
Serves- 3 to 4


Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe Under 2 Minutes

Posted On Tuesday, September 03, 2013 by sneh 4 comments



Yes- this is egg-less, cooked in microwave, in just 1 minutes 20 sec!! What more can we ask for.
This is moist and delicious. I  first came to know that a cake can be made in microwave through a magazine in library. Googled and tried few recipes. First 2 were disasters- got burnt and hard.
Third time I changed the microwave power to seventy percent. Full power of my microwave is 900 watts. Adjusted sugar, milk and baking powder and that's it. It was perfect in 1 minutes 20 seconds.

So I guess its important to know your microwave and do the adjustments accordingly.
You may not get the brown crust when you cook cake in the microwave but it is still yummy and you can eat it right now!

I am going to try a healthier version with wheat flour and will post the recipe soon. Till then enjoy!




Prep time- 2 minutes
Cook time- under 2  minutes
Serves- 2 to 4

Ingredients-

  • All purpose flour- 4 tablespoons
  • Sugar - 2  tablespoons (adjust to your taste)
  • Unsweetened Cocoa-  1 tablespoon
  • Milk - 3 1/2 tablespoons
  • Oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Grates nuts- for garnish

Instructions-

  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Grease a microwave safe dish and pour the mixture in it
  • Microwave for 1 minutes 20 seconds    
  • Add your favorite topping, I used whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Serve! 

Notes -

  • Don't mix and cook in the same bowl, use different bowls for mixing and cooking.
  • This recipe and timing works for me very well, you may need to adjust your microwave settings. So try a few times and you will get it.




Carrot, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich (healthy and tasty)

Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by sneh 0 comments


It was my son's idea, he wanted me to put carrots in his sandwich with garlic spread. I thought there is no way he is going to like it but when I made it, it was great!.

This sandwich is packed with the goodness of carrots and tomatoes.This is healthy, quick and tasty. Great lunch or snack to take to school or work!

Give it a try even if you don't like carrots.

Prep time- 10 minutes
Cook time- zero  minutes
Yield - 2 servings

Ingredients-

  • Carrot- 1 (grated)
  • Shredded Lettuce- 1/2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Creamy Garlic spread-  2 tablespoons ( I used Marie's creamy Italian garlic dressing)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper - to taste
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread- I use oatmeal bread.

Instructions-

  • Take two slices of bread and spread a tablespoon of garlic spread on it
  • Add a layer each of lettuce, tomato and shredded carrots on each bread
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper
  • Top with the remaining two breads
  • Cut into desired shape

Serve





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