Saturday, June 30, 2007

Kidney beans Sandwich


This recipe is a result of my experimentations .... Kidney beans is one of the favorite foods of my hubby and so I thought of using it in a new way . I have taken the basic recipe from Mexican recipes using refried beans. Breakfast is usually a hurried affair for most of us rushing to catch the bus to office , getting the kids ready for school ..and doing hundreds of other things .... the beauty of this recipe is that you can make the filling and store it in the fridge ...then in the morning all you need to do is to make the sandwich and grill it ...
Well enough rambling about my reasons for loving it ...here is the recipe for all those who might want to try it :-)

Boiled and mashed Kidney beans /Rajma - 1 cup
1 Medium sized onion - finely chopped
1 Medium sized tomato - finely chopped
3-4 pods of garlic - finely diced
1/4 inch Ginger - finely diced
Green chillies - 2-3 (depending on taste)
Salt - to taste
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Asafoetida/ Hing powder - a pinch
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp.
Oil - 2 tb. sp.
Water - 1/2 cup
Mozarella cheese - Grated - 1/2 cup
Bread slices - 6-8


The procedure :-

In a pan heat up the oil . Once the oil is hot add the asafoetida , then add the chopped garlic and ginger followed by the onion and green chillies. Sautee till the onion is translucent , then add the tomato . Cook on a medium flame till the tomato is well cooked and mixed with the rest of the ingredients , then add the red chilli powder , salt . Then once the oil starts separating from the mix in the pan add the mashed kidney beans and mix well . Then add the water and cover the pan .Let it simmer at low flame . This allows the various flavours to blend together and make a wonderfully creamy mixture . Then after about 3-4 minutes add the garam masala and then recover the pan . Cook till the ingredients have mixed well and then remove from flame.

Then apply this mixture evenly over a slice of bread , spread a layer of mozzarella cheese and cover with another bread slice . Apply a little oil over the outer surface of the bread slices and grill the sandwich . This will melt the mozarella cheese. Once well grilled , cut the sandwich diagonally or serve as it is ...

A healthy and nutritious breakfast is ready . :-)

15 comments:

Taste of Mysore said...

Lovely Breakfast Nupur! Welcome to the blogging world.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Thank you ! :-)

Raaga said...

Welcome aboard. I'm going to be off blogging for a while. Something terrible happened. But I'll be back soon.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Hi,

Thanks ! yes I read about the awful burglary ..I hope the police catches the culprits ....in the meanwhile take care...

sra said...

I see your blog's new! Mine is 9 months old. Happy Blogging!

Richa said...

hey, welcome to the world of blogging! thanks for ur lovely words on my blog & leading me to yours!
ur rajma sandwich has all the ingredients to make it YUM :)

Vcuisine said...

This sandwich is really good. Nice idea. Viji

Asha said...

You are Nupur too! We have two now,gets confusing!;D
Beans sandwiches looks and sounds great and healthy too!:))

SPICE OF LIFE said...

thanks Richa ,

Thanks ...I liked ur blog :-)
try the sandwich ..it is easy and time saving when u are in a rush ...I am looking forward to posting more such things in the future :-)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Ashaji ....can't help the name... :-( ;-)

try the sandwich and let me know how u found it ...thanks for dropping by :-)

SPICE OF LIFE said...

thanks Viji...

Kajal said...

Lovely Kidney beans sandwich....I love sandwich from my college days..:)

N said...

this is quite a coincidence!! i had some rajma at home and was wondering yest night what i can make it with it thts easy! and was even thinking and i will check for recipes online! and here i see ur comment, come in and see this awesome recipe!

will try it out tonight and let you know how it went!

thanks. blogrolled u!

TBC said...

That's a proteein-packed sandwich!Looks very nice.Thanks for the recipe.

Toothfairyrecipes said...

That sounds yummy, I
am very tempted to make it tonight. Thanks for sharing.
X Matin