As I mentioned yesterday, I would love to make snacks with bread and so for today’s post I made an open sandwich with paneer again. But this time I slightly changed the filling recipe so that no one gets bored. This can be either made in oven or made on stove top. As making it in oven is easier, I baked the sandwiches.
This would make a wonderful party snack. The way it is baked, it stays crisp even after it comes to room temperature. I made it for my daughter today and she was so happy. There were too many surprises for her today. I made her a gaghra choli which fitted perfectly, then made her this delicious sandwich both combined, she was dancing like mad. And I got extra kisses. This open sandwich is usually available in bakeries but the bread slices used to be soft. I first baked the slices till firm and finally with the topping I grilled them until golden. This double baking retained the crispness for long. I used two teaspoons of oil for toasting the slices, but if you prefer, use butter for more flavour. Try it and you will be happy too.
Makes 8 Open Sandwiches
For The Filling:
Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder-1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Crumbled Paneer – 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves to garnish
For The Sandwich:
Bread Slices – 8
Preheat oven to 200°C.
In a baking tray, pour oil and spread it out.
Place the slices on the tray and rub so that the oil coats the slices.
Flip the slices and rub again.
Now bake it for 5-7 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from oven.
While the bread is baking, prepare the filling.
Heat oil in a pan and add onions and sauté until golden.
Add finely chopped tomatoes and stir on medium flame until slightly mushy.
Add the sambar powder, turmeric and salt and cook covered for 2 minutes.
Add paneer and coriander leaves and mix well.
Remove from heat. Divide it into 8 equal portions and top the slices with the filling.
Press it down with a spoon.
Change the setting to grill. That means, only the top filament must be on.
Bake for five minutes or until the edges start browning.
Serve them hot.