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 Slideshow, Sandwiches | 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, Slideshow, Sandwiches | 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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Mint Spread for Breads

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Breakfast Menu | 0 comments

I have posted Tomato Spread for Breads in my previous post and this is another simple spread made of mint. This spread is almost similar to Mint Chutney and everyone will like it. If you are searching for a quick breakfast this is the one… Time of Preparation : 15 minutes Spice level : 2 out of 5 No of Slices : 5 Ingredients: Mint leaves – 1 cup Red Chillies – 2 Urad dal – 2 tsp Coconut – 2 tbsp (grated) Oil – 1 tsp Salt – to taste Bread slices – 5 Ghee – to toast the bread slices Method of Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and add the red chillies followed by the urad dal and mint leaves. When the mint leaves shrinks, add the coconut and turn off the heat. Let it cool...

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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, Slideshow, Sandwiches | 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, Snacks, Sandwiches | 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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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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