Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Tomato and Mozzarella Panini (Panera Style)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Sandwiches | 1 comment

Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich is one of my favorite sandwiches in the Panera Bread (a chain of bakery-cafe in the U.S. and Canada). It is also a delicious choice of sandwich for vegetarians. I am obsessed with Panera’s bread loafs specially the Ciabatta and Tomato Basil Bread. We buy it at least once in a month and try their sandwiches at home. This sandwich is a copycat recipe of Panera’s Tomato Mozzarella Panini. I bought the bread from Panera but you can use any thick slices of bread. My other favorite breads for making panini are Italian bread and sour bread. Preparation time: 30 minutes Yield: 4 sandwiches Ingredients: Ciabatta bread – one big loaf (or 4 sandwich bread) Mozzarella cheese – 4 slices Fresh basil leaves – 8 Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil for brushing For Sun-dried...

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Vegetable Bread Sandwich – Iyengar Bakery Style

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Sandwiches, Slideshow | 7 comments

Most of you from Tamilnadu would have heard about Iyengar Bakery and their popular Vegetable Bread Sandwich. It is one of my favorite among the other dishes from the bakery. It is simple and very tasty. My father in law is an expert in making this sandwich and we all love it. He is here with us and now I get to eat it for breakfast on almost everyday. I can’t wait to share this simple sandwich recipe with you. Keep the vegetables chopped the night before and make it for a quick breakfast or even for lunch pack. It tastes great even after so many hours of making. All you need to do is wrap it in an aluminum foil and it will stay fresh until evening. It even tastes better. I am not exaggerating!!! It is healthy,...

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Grilled Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Paneer Recipes, Sandwiches, Slideshow | 4 comments

Are you looking for a quick and delicious sandwich recipe for breakfast/lunch/dinner, then you are at the right place. When you make this sandwich with whole wheat bread, it tastes so  good. The protein and fiber from paneer and bread fills you up and is very healthy. It is kid friendly and easy to make. You can prepare the paneer bhurji the previous day and store it in the refrigerator. For more sandwich recipes, check here. Preparation time: 30 minutes No of servings: 4 Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Whole wheat bread – 8 Grated fresh paneer – 2 cups Chopped onion – 1 cup Chopped ginger – 1 tbsp Tomato – 1 Green chili – 1 or 2 (adjust to taste) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a...

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Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Sandwiches | 2 comments

This is an easy to follow recipe for making Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich. It just takes a few minutes to fix this sandwich. I have used tomato slices instead of marinara sauce. And for coating the eggplant, I have used a mix of Panko and Italian bread crumbs. You can just use Panko. It gives a nice flaky crust . You can also have two slices of eggplant parmesan in your sandwich each topped with marinara sauce and cheese. Any type of bread will do. Enjoy this easy homemade sandwich and let me know how it turns out. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes No. of servings: 10 Ingredients: Eggplant (aubergine) – 1 Large eggs – 2 All purpose flour (maida) – 1 cup Italian bread crumbs – 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs – 3/4 cup Canola oil...

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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Multi Cuisine, Sandwiches, Slideshow | 2 comments

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich from Panera Bread is one of my favorite to go food and something that I always crave for. Half a sandwich (grilled) with a cup of Tomato Soup, that’s what I call comfort food… It is light, little sweet and savory, filled with veggies and feta cheese. Their Tomato Basil Bread and the Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus are the highlights of this sandwich. I always buy their tomato basil bread to make these sandwiches. You can also use the regular wheat or white bread. I often make this sandwich at home with their tomato basil bread and we love it. Check out my Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus recipe for the spread. It gives a nice kick with the spicy jalapenos. They add Peppadew Piquant Peppers. If I don’t have them I substitute it with a random pickled pepper or even dill...

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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Middle Eastern, Multi Cuisine, Sandwiches, Snacks | 7 comments

Hummus is one of my favorite spread or dip, be it the plain hummus or the  flavored ones. Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus is my favorite sandwich spread. I am a huge fan of Panera’s Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and they use this spread for their sandwich.  Apart from using it as a spread you can also serve it as a dip with freshly cut vegetables, pita bread and chips. Enjoy the simple and healthy Hummus dip. Ingredients: One 15 oz can of chickpeas (or 1 cup of dried chickpeas) Jalapeno peppers – 2 Cilantro – 3/4 cup Garlic – 2 cloves Olive oil – 1/4 cup Tahini sauce – 3 tbsp (recipe follows) Lime juice – 2 tbsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation: Drain and rinse chickpeas from the can. Add all the ingredients except olive oil and lime juice in...

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Potato Bread Toast

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Breakfast Menu, Sandwiches | 2 comments

I usually make Potato Sandwich for breakfast. I wanted to try something different this time and I tried this Potato Bread Toast. It  tasted really good and here is the recipe for this simple and tasty bread toast.. Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Bread Slices – 10 to 12 Butter – to toast Green Chutney – 1/3 cup Potato Spread For Potato Spread: Potato (medium size) – 2 (boiled and mashed) Onion (small size) – 1 (finely chopped) Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped) Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 1 tbsp Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Add some salt and fry till they become translucent. Add the green chillies and fry...

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Featured, Sandwiches, Slideshow | 1 comment

Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a fancy and easy sandwich. This recipe is very easy to follow and the result is just awesome. This is one of my all time favorites. When I used to work in India Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a cup of tea had been a life safer during the night shifts. You can serve this sandwich as an evening snack with cup of tea or for breakfast or even for dinner. Sometimes I have this for lunch too. I know!! Though very delicious and tempting because of the calories in  cheese and butter I restrict myself from making this very often. I have used Mozzarella cheese but you can substitute it with any cheese such as Cheddar or Italian blend, Provolone, etc… You can also avoid the green chilies if you don’t like it spicy. The...

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Grilled Paneer Sandwich

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Sandwiches | 8 comments

This is a simple paneer sandwich in which the marinated paneer is either grilled or pan fried and then lined up with vegetables and served with your choice of bread. I used thin multi grain sandwich bread (from Sam’s club) which is rich in fiber. You can serve it for a lite dinner or as a healthy breakfast with a cup of milk or juice. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking and serving: 10 minutes No. of serving: 4 Ingredients: Multigrain sandwich bread – 4 Fresh paneer – 200 gram (7 oz) Half onion, thinly sliced One tomato, thinly sliced Half cucumber, thinly sliced Fresh spinach – 1 cup Salt and pepper Sandwich spread (homemade or store bought) For marination: Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp Olive oil – 1 tbsp Vinegar – 1 tbsp Soy sauce – 1/2 tsp...

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Grilled Veggie Cheese Sandwich

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Breakfast Menu, Multi Cuisine, Sandwiches | 7 comments

Grilled Veggie Cheese Sandwich is my all time favorite sandwich. This version of sandwich is loaded with vegetables and some cheese. So this is a healthy and yummy sandwich and you should definitely try it. Kids will love it. I have used ciabatta bread to make this sandwich. You can substitute it with any bread such as Italian or french loaf, etc. I bought this bread from Panera Bread company. You can also check your local bakery or grocery store. Preparation time: 30 minutes No. of servings: 4 sandwiches Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Ciabatta bread – 1 big loaf Thinly sliced onions – 1/2 cup Half red bell pepper, cut into thin strips Half zucchini, thinly sliced Tomatoes – 2 (thinly sliced) Arugula – 1 cup Garlic – 3 pods Mozzarella cheese – 4 slices White...

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Pita Veggie Sandwich

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Featured, Multi Cuisine, Sandwiches | 17 comments

From Wikipedia: Pita is a round pocket bread widely consumed in many Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Balkan cuisines. It is prevalent from the Balkans through Greece, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula and Turkey. The “pocket” in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough. As the bread cools and flattens, a pocket is left in the middle. When it comes to sandwich, pita bread is one of my favorite bread. The sandwich looks scrumptious with their pockets filled with veggies and sauces. Along with vegetables, you can also add potato fries or falafel or veggie patties. Use your imagination and fill your sandwich. Just like the filling, you can use your favorite sauce. This can be quickly prepared and so is apt for dinner or when you want to have a lite meal. Here you go… Preparation...

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Veggie Sub Sandwich

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in Best of ST, Featured, Sandwiches, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 21 comments

Veggie Sub Sandwich is very easy to make and a delicious simple sub for veggie lovers. You can make it at home easily with vegetable patty along with your favorite veggies wrapped in your choice of bread. I just love the veggie delight sub from Subway. After I started making this sub at home, believe me our visit to subway has gone down. Here you go… Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes Spice level: 2 out of 5 No. of servings: 2 Ingredients: French bread loaf – 1 Veggie patty – 2 Cheese slices – 4 Sliced cucumber – 1/2 cup Sliced tomatoes – 1/2 cup Chopped onions – 1/2 cup Jalapeño pickle – 1/4 cup Lettuce – 1 cup Mustard sauce – 1 tbsp Mayonnaise – 2 tbsp Salt and Pepper Method of Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit....

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