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Double Decker Sandwich

Double Decker Sandwich | Layered Sandwich with a nice Spicy Cilantro-Coriander Peanut Chutney

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The ultimate layered vegetarian sandwich made with boiled potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, loads of cheese and a super delicious Spicy Coriander (Cilantro) Peanut Chutney all layered into white rye bread and toasted till nice and golden brown. Truly, does sound divine right! Well it absolutely is, this sandwich loaded with tons of authentic flavors and scrumptious mouth-watering sandwich that is not to be missed.

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I’ve made many different versions of sandwiches, but by far this is my favorite and not just mine, but also my families. Double Decker sandwich is the perfect lunch or dinner sandwich. It’s absolutely filling so it’s a perfect idea for a nice quick and easy dinner.

A vegetarian sandwich is unconditional, any vegetable of your choice goes well and to top it off cheese makes it completely delicious. I had decided to give this sandwich a bit of a twist by making a special chutney, dip or spread whatever you want to call it. It’s a spicy coriander (cilantro) peanut chutney, this chutney absolutely changes the complete taste of the sandwich. Instead of using it has a spread I had drizzled it all over the vegetables in the sandwich and then grilled it on my Panini grill.

Cheese is a weakness for me, I just love it and some of my all time favorites cheeses to have stocked up are Pepper Jack Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers, Mild Cheddar, Swiss Cheese, Provolone and Colby Jack Ripen Cheese. They taste the best on any sandwich.

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Being a vegetarian I’ve found that many fast food joints,sandwich stores or restaurants really don’t indulge into making creative and interesting vegetarian sandwiches. It seems like it’s always the same old vegetable sandwich with some tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce with cheese or a frozen veggie patty that is warmed up in the microwave and stuff into the sandwich. This is absolutely not fun or tasty! Tasty vegetarian sandwiches don’t always have to be boring and that’s why I think that the best sandwiches can be made right at home just the way you like it with your own choice of topping. 🙂

My son is a picky eater, I find that veggies is one thing that is difficult for him to accept. He will eat it ….but surely takes his time. So, for me this was a challenge but I wasn’t going to give up so I decided to make wraps and sandwiches with veggies but in such a way that he wouldn’t even know that I had vegetables in his sandwich. Mashed vegetables with cheese and light flavoring it was a super hit. He now enjoys sandwiches with vegetables and chutney but has to have loads of cheese.

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Double Decker Sandwich

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Double Decker Sandwich- the ultimate vegetarian sandwich made with a spicy cilantro peanut chutney

Ingredients

    Cilantro (Coriander) Peanut Chutney
  • Half stalk of Coriander/Cilantro (about 2 cups) cut off root parts only leave stems and leaves
  • ½ cup – skinned peanuts
  • 2 - Green Chilly
  • 2-3 garlic cloves peeled (optional)
  • 1 tsp. of lemon/lime juice
  • Salt to taste
    Sandwich
  • Sandwich
  • 4 slices Rye Bread (white or whole wheat)
  • 1 medium Potato – Boiled/peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tomato - thinly sliced in round rings
  • ½ Cucumber - thinly sliced in round circles
  • 1 medium Red Onion - thinly sliced in rings
  • 2 slices - Pepper Jack Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers
  • 2 slices - Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 slices - Colby Jack Ripen Cheese
  • 2 slices - Swiss cheese
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Prepare Cilantro (Coriander) Peanut Chutney

Make sure to wash coriander properly and can be roughly chopped.

In a blender/grinder with a little bit of water place all the ingredients and grind till a smooth consistency.

At this point check and do a taste test and adjust the salt and lemon juice to your liking.

Store the chutney an airtight container and keep refrigerated if consuming for a later time.

Sandwich Preperation

Take 2 slices of bread; spread butter/margarine on both slices. Once side of bread place 2 slices of cheese (use two different flavors) on top place a couple slices of boiled potatoes, then drizzle some cilantro chutney all over. Now place slices of tomato, than few cucumber and few slices of red onion rings. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking. Drizzle some more cilantro chutney all over. Place the other 2 slices of cheese on top and cover with bread slice with butter/margarine on it.

Place sandwich on sandwich toaster/Panini grill. Toast until nice golden brown.

Serve nice and warm with ketchup or your favorite sauce.

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Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie Sandwich

Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie Sandwich with Provolone Cheese

 

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Are you a big fan of grilled cheese? Well, I am and I just love any kind of grilled cheese sandwich, especially when the cheese is completely melted. Making sandwiches are my all time favorite, their easy to make, very tasty, very quick to make and completely filling.  This hearty scrambled colorful golden tofu sandwich packed in rye bread with slices of provolone cheese grilled is too good to eat only for breakfast. It’s also makes a great incredible weeknight meal.

 

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I’m a total vegetarian and so is my family, but there was a time when we did consume eggs at home for things like omelette, scrambled eggs and baking. We grew up thinking that we were not getting all of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals as required by just consuming vegetables and lentils so we had to combine our meals with eggs to balance out things. Well ! that theory was absolutely wrong! It’s been now many years since we all gave up eggs, but to be honest I don’t miss it at all.

The versatility of tofu is absolutely amazing, it’s one of the most miraculous adaptable plant-based products. Tofu has the power to take on what ever flavor you choose to give it. I’ve started to consume tofu in many of my dishes, as a vegetarian I find this to be an absolutely great go-to source of protein.  Many people have their own opinions on soy-based products and controversy surrounding soy-based products. For me tofu is a great new experience and love the versatility and the health factors related to TOFU.

 

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This sandwich is super delicious !  it’s a bit spicy, a bit tangy, a bit gooey, but completely mouth-watering. The best part of this special scrambled tofu veggie sandwich is that it can be made the night before and prepared and grilled or toasted in the morning for the perfect breakfast or prepare it and take it for lunch. It’s completely revolutionary …let you imagination go wild, to me sandwiches are fun, creative and so versatile. No set ingredients or recipe to follow, there’s no right method to make it …. you can grill it, toast it, fry it or bake it.

I have posted other great sandwich recipes before like Paneer Bhurji Sandwich which has been recognized and published in the Helping the Homemaker Article as 100 Healthy Breakfast ideas. Another great breakfast/lunch or even snack,picnic idea is the Cucumber Cheese Chutney Sandwich or the Egg-less Spinach Tomato Omelette Sandwich. Another great thing about these sandwiches is that I like to use Chutney as a spread which gives it that extra kick and taste mind-blowing. Some of the chutneys that I use on my sandwiches are Green Coriander Chutney, Mint Coriander Chutney and Mumbai Style Green Chutney.

Cheese is just another great addition to any sandwich. Cheeses come in many different varieties, flavors and textures. My all time favorite is Provolone Cheese which we buy right from the Italian Deli. This cheese has the sweet mild flavor, when melted it’s got just the perfect smoothness and creaminess.

 

Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 3

Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie Sandwich

Delicious mouth-watering Grilled Scrambled Tofu Veggie Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup - crumbled firm/extra firm Tofu
  • 1 medium - Green Bell Pepper -finely chopped
  • 1 medium - Red Bell Pepper -finely chopped
  • 1 medium - Red Onion - finely chopped
  • 1 cup - Mushroom - finely sliced
  • 2-3 - Garlic Cloves - finely minced
  • 2 springs - Green Spring Onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp - Red Chili Powder
  • Red Chili Flakes - optional adjust to your liking
  • 1 tsp.- Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. - Fresh Coriander - finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - Oil
  • 6 slices - Provolone Cheese (Any cheese of your choice)
  • 6 slices - Bread ( I used Rye Bread)
  • Spread - Fresh Green Coriander Chutney
  • Butter/Margarine - Pan frying or Grilling Sandwich (optional)

Instructions

Heat oil in a kadai or wok, once hot add in jeera saute for 30 seconds;add in onion and garlic and cook till slightly golden brown.

Add in all of the bell peppers, mushroom, green onion; cook for about 5 minutes. Now add in all of the spices; red chili powder, turmeric powder, red chili flakes,salt to taste,Italian seasoning and tofu and give it a good mix. Let it cook for another 5 minutes. stir frequently. **do a taste test and adjust spices**

Add in fresh coriander leaves and toss all together well and keep aside. Let mixture cool down for at least 5 minutes.

Take a bread slice spread your favorite chutney or butter/margarine; place two slices of cheese side by side; and spoon some filling onto the cheese and spread to cover cheese, spread butter/margarine on other slice of bread and cover sandwich. Grill it or toast it on a sandwich toaster or pan fry it on a tawa (fry pan).

Serve it hot !

http://myfoodforthesoul.com/scrambled-tofu-veggie-sandwich/

 

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