Hello dear foodies! I am back again after a long break and this time with a yumilicious sandwich recipe! Like I said before, sandwiches are a quick fix to your hunger pangs. You can create a sandwich out of anything if you have the basic ingredients at hand.
This time I made Aloo- Tikki Sandwich. Potato sandwiches are too mainstream, and so I decided to first make a delicious patty with a nice crust so that it would add substance to the sandwich. Since I did not add anything spicy in the patty mixture, I used spicy mint-coriander chutney to fill that void. I strongly feel that you cannot make a good sandwich without cheese. So I threw in some cheese. I used shredded cheddar. You can use cheese slices as well. What more went into those perfectly toasted slices of bread will a mystery, unless you go through the recipe.
For the pupose of measurement, 1 cup = 250 ml. This recipe will yield 4 sandwiches. So let’s get started now.
|IngredientsFor the Mint-Coriander Chutney
- Mint leaves – 3/4 cup
- Coriander leaves – 3/4 cup
- Green chilies – 5 to 6
- Jaggery – a lime-sized lump, or to taste
- Salt – to taste
- Tamarind pulp – 1 tbsp or to taste
- Groundnuts – 1/4 cup
- Onion – 1/2, small
- Garlic – 4 cloves
How to Make Mint-Coriander Chutney
- In a mixie jar, take all the ingredients for the chutney and grind them to a smooth spreadable paste. Add some water if it looks too thick.
- Remove the chutney to a bowl and reserve it for later use.
- You can make the chutney ahead of time and refrigerate it for 1-2 days.
- You can adjust the amount of jaggery and tamarind. The taste must be well balanced.
For the Patty
- Potatoes – 3 medium, boiled
- Corn Starch – 2 tbsp
- Salt – To taste
- Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
- Amchur powder / Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander leaves – A handful, finely chopped
- Egg – 1 beaten
- Panko Bread crumbs – as needed, to coat the patties
- Oil – For deep frying
How to Make Aloo-Patty
- In a mixing bowl, mash the boiled potatoes. Add in the salt, amchur / dry mango powder, corn starch, garam masala and coriander leaves and make a firm mixture.
- Divide the mixture into four parts. If you are using buns, you can make round patties. Since I used bread, I shaped my patties square with the help of the knife. You can choose to shape your patty anyway you like.
- Heat the oil in the meanwhile.
- Beat an egg in a separate bowl with a pinch of salt. Carefully lift the patty and give it a dip in the egg wash.
- Transfer the patty to the plate containing to the breadcrumbs and coat it evenly.
- Gently lift the patty and carefully transfer it to the hot oil and deep fry it for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame till it turns golden brown, cripsy and aromatic.
- Remove the patty onto the kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Aloo-patty usually don’t soak a lot of oil.
- You can also bake the patties in the preheated oven at 160 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- If you are a vegetarian, you can replace the egg wash with a medium consistency batter of maida and water to help your breadcrumbs stick to the patty.
- Keep the patty aside and let’s get other things prepped.
Assembling the Sandwich
- Bread – 8 slices
- Cheese – 4 slices or 1 cup shredded
- Butter – As needed
- Tomato slices – 12 to 14 slices (3-4 slices per sandwich)
How to Assemble the Aloo-Tikki Sandwich
- Arrange four bread slices on the counter top. Apply butter to the bread slices. This will help prevent the bread going soggy from the chutney.
- Now generously apply coriander-mint chutney over the layer of butter on the bread.
- Place the aloo-tikki on the bread. Place the tomato roundels as well.
- It’s time to add cheese to the sandwich. Pack the sandwiches with the rest of bread slices. You may butter this bread slice as well, if you want.
- It’s time to toast the sandwich. Grilling might not be the best option since it will press the sandwich really hard, causing the patty to break and become mushy.
- So just toast the sandwich on a hot girdle / tawa using some more butter. Remove the sandwiches on to the plate when you get the golden brown color.
- Repeat the same process with other sandwiches.
- Aloo-tikki sandwich is ready. Cut the sandwiches into halves and enjoy the sandwiches hot with ketchup.