Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Toasted-Tasty Skinny Sandwiches

I have grown up in a family where fast food or junk food may be eaten rarely in India..mum never liked to eat from roadside vendors or restaurants.. even in the house she cooks healthy food. For Puris and Halwa you got to wait for special events or birthdays...when got married I started cooking fried foods and sugar loaded sweets 2-3 times a week..same time every week my waistline started going up too..than I realise why mum was so careful about our eating habits...I thought I've got to pull my socks up and first I began to eat healthy food, lots of veggies, fruits and paying visits to local Gym..I've made few changes in the house, the way i cook food..e.g olive oil,half fat cheese and skimmed milk instead full fat..so instead of samosa i make toasted sandwiches...and they give you the same satisfaction like samosas..

I love the toasted golden-brown bread and it has a lovely crispy crust on the outside that feels great to put in my mouth and bite through the soft savoury samosa filling inside..There are good nutritients inside from veg, paneer and spices...making a few changes in my diet I have gained good health...

You will need:-For Filling
Time:-25-35 minutes

  • 1 cup peas(frozen)
  • 1 cup sweetcorn(frozen)
  • 1 cup potatoes cut into a small dice
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Pinch of hing(Asafoetida)
  • 1 tbsp Raisins or Sultanas(instead of sugar)
  • 1 tbsp Cashew nuts(good fat and Protin)
  • 1/4 cup paneer( instead full fat cheese)
  • 2 tbsp ginger-green chillies finely crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground fennel, black pepper, dry coriander seeds and sesame seeds(optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1tsp samosa-kachori powder(optional)
  • Handful fresh coriander finely cut

  • One loaf of bread( i used multigrain with seeds wholemeal)-complex carb
  • Oil to spread on bread slices(rather than butter)


  1. Cook the veg in a microwave for 10 minutes with potatoes, you will need a little water as frozen veges will loose some water.
  2. Meanwhile spread the oil on one side of breadslices.
  3. When veg are cooked, heat oil in a pan and add musterd seeds and hing, after spulter add cashew nuts and fry on a low heat untill they go slightly golden ,add ginger- chillies and fry few seconds.  now add coarsely masala and raisins. add salt, veg,paneer, garam masala and dry ginger power,  Mix really well and mash the veg with potato masher(coarley). Turn off the heat.
  4. Turn on the toasted sandwich maker. Place the oiled side of one of the bread slices on the toaster faced down. On the dry side facing up, lay the vegetable mix and on top of this, place the dry side of the second bread slice. The oiled side of the second slice should be touching the appliance.
  5. Cook according to appliance instructions. Ideally cook for 2-3 mins.
Serve with any sauce, green chutney or mint raita.  These toasted sandwiches are very quick to make and healthy too...you can cut down lots of calories and gain good health..

This is going to Healthy fast food event by food for 7 stages of life



  1. Lovely sandwich..Makes me hungry again

  2. Such a delectable sandwich, looks fantastic..

  3. Thanks soma and Priya...

  4. Nice and Healthy Sandwich!!!!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.....

  5. Yummy Sandwich... and healthy too:)

  6. Yes they are healthy...

    Thank you

  7. Yummy sandwich..like the filling :-) Thanks for visiting Collaborative Curry !!

  8. hey nice sandwichs jagruti...nice n healthy filling

  9. Hi... the sandwhich looks, so tempting!!!... its perfect!!.. Thanks for dropping by :), beautiful blog!!

  10. hi........... this sand witch looks,so yummy.....!!! its very easy i will make sure.this blog very nice....


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