Monday, February 27, 2012

Spinach and Corn Sandwich




Cooking up something is not a very difficult task, but the answer to the question “What to cook, today?” definitely is. Don’t you think so? Every day, morning, afternoon and night I am plagued by this one question. And just cooking up something also won’t do, especially when it’s for your lil one’s lunch box. It needs to be wholesome, nutritious as well as something which they will like. Now that’s difficult isn’t it? Cos, children as such like very few things, like my lil one would love anything made out of Paneer, sweet corn, next comes cheese, noodles, nutella, peanut butter.etc. See the list of “healthy” favorites!

I literally have to struggle to make my elder one have some veggies. She doesn’t mind it as Pulao but if it’s a stir fry, or some sabzi for rotis, I always face rejection. Anyways, I am also not the one to give up, so I keep coming up with something different every now and then, and she is just too curious to not have it.

Here is a great way of sneaking in some greens into your kid’s meal. I myself am a great fan of these sandwiches. I had these for the first time at Café Coffee Day. I guess, many would’ve tasted these awesome sandwiches there. Also, had them a couple of times in Spice Jet flights. That’s when I realized that my daughter likes these sandwiches and made a special request to prepare these for her at home. These sandwiches have always been in my mind, but I somehow never got around making them, the reason being, that, Spinach was there, corn wasn’t or if corn was available, spinach wasn’t fresh enough and if both were available, then bread was not there. So finally, determined to make these sandwiches, went out to the market and got the ingredients especially for this. So here is my way of making these yummy sandwiches.



Makes 6 sandwiches
What you’ll need
  1. Bread – 12 Slices (I used Whole wheat)
  2. Spinach – finely chopped – 2 Cups
  3. Sweet Corn Niblets – 1 cup
  4. Garlic – 1 clove
  5. Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Cheese – 1 cube (I used Amul) entirely optional
  8. Butter or Ghee – 1 tsp + more for toasting

Method
  1. Microwave the corn for about 4 mins else boil it. Drain the water completely and set aside.
  2. Heat a non stick pan with a tsp of butter/ghee.
  3. Add finely chopped garlic and sauté.
  4. Next add the finely chopped spinach and sauté till it has wilted completely.
  5. Now add the cooked corn, salt and pepper and give it a good stir.
  6. If adding cheese, grate it and add now. Mix well. Remove from heat.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Cut the edges of the bread.
  9. On one slice place the required amount of filling and close with another slice.
  10. Toast in a Sandwich maker or grill or on a tawa, using a little butter or ghee.

Healthy and delicious sandwiches are ready to serve with some ketchup.



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26 comments:

faseela said...

very hea;lthy sandwich with whole wheat bread...........superb recipe....


What u said is really true....cooking is not big deal but what to cook is question mark everytime...After having the breafast before washing hands i will ask my husband what to prepare for lunch....

Prathibha said...

very delicious sandwich..I think thats d case wid everyone..deciding menu for d day is a big head ache

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kaveri,
I agree that sometimes we have to trick our kids to make them eat healthy food. This sandwich looks healthy and nice filling

Deepa
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Radhika said...

I too love these Kaveri. It's simply yumm. Nice filling and well made.

Tina said...

So colourful and healthy sandwich...

Hema said...

Very delicious combo, so appealing..

anusha praveen said...

cute sandwiches kaveri this is a favourite back in college and it remains that way till today

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and filling sandwich..yummy

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice healthy n filling sandwich

maha said...

looks yummy n tasty n healthy dear........

Santosh Bangar said...

nice combo of sandwitch

Aarthi said...

That looks delicious...

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Sravs said...

Healthy and delicious combo!! perfectly done !!

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Sobha Shyam said...

yes dear..daily i too think hard what to cook...its something like a war in my mind..hehe..simple and yummy sandwiches..healthy too :)

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Julie said...

Very delicious yummy healthy sandwishes,lovely combo of green and corn!!
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Rasi said...

I love this one too! I do it the same way and its so tasty & really healthy too :) wish i could just pick one & start having!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

What you have written is very true, menu planning is much more tedious than cooking. Yummy looking colorful sandwich.

sangee vijay said...

i too love this sandwich...healthy filling n looks more attractive...
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sangee vijay said...

Thanks Kaveri for this wonderful entry to HITS :)
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Vidhya said...

My dear this looks utterly delicious.Would try this for my daughters lunch sometime this week.

anthony stemke said...

I love this healthy and beautiful sandwich.

Now Serving said...

That looks pretty amazing and I would love to have one of those right now!

divya said...

Just looks awesome.......... yum n delicious!

Farah said...

yummmy sandwich! thanks for the recipe...will definitely try it out

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very healthy and yummy sandwich. very colorful too

Archana said...

Kaveri we all seem to be in the same boat. Cooking is no big deal just healthy and delicious that everyone enjoys is a problem.

Love these sandwiches and will try them.

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