Friday, September 02, 2016

Aloo Sandwich/Potato Sandwich

For day 2, a simple sandwich with favorite potatoes. There might be numerous ways to make a potato/aloo sandwich, but this one was inspired from an Panipuri wala in Chennai.
I m a bit skeptical when it comes to roadside panipuri, yeah i know it is like an abuse to people who are loyal patrons to this chat. I m scared of the water they use, i fear i might catch a stomach bug and stay in the washroom for the whole day (don't roll your eyes). 
My Bro's wife is straight opposite of me. She loves pani puri. She is a regular in all the chat stores wherever she lives. There is one guy, outside Nilgiris supermarket, in moggapair, Chennai. She made me taste pani-puri there, i too did with all my doubts.  Ohh, i loved it totally. The potatoes that he stuffed inside the puri's caught my interest. 
He made them straight before us, mashed the potatoes, added a bit of this and that and tada, they tasted totally out of the world.  I wanted to try that potato stuffing at home. It was really haunting me for the past one month, till last week.  I was able to bring out the same taste 90%, but still he had some magic, in a small shabby plastic bottle, will flick it next time i meet him. 
Long story short, here is that potato filling, inspired from panipuri wala. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste, there is no actual measurement for the seasoning, i have given what i used in mine. 

Ingredients
For the filling
1 large potato
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
2 pinches of garam masala
1/2 tsp salt or to taste

For the sandwich
8 slices of bread (white/brown/multi-grain)
butter for toasting (if vegan, use coconut oil or any other alternative)
Tomato Sauce for serving
Method
  • Wash, peel and cut the potato into cubes. Cook them either on stove-top or in the micro-wave until soft. If cooking on stove-top, add enough water, until the potatoes are immersed well. Let it come to rolling boil, take it off the stove, keep it covered. Drain and mash after 15 minutes.
  • If cooking in microwave, in a micro-wave safe bowl, add water and the potatoes. Cook at high for 8-10 minutes.  Let it cool, drain and mash.
  • Take the mashed potato in a large bowl, to this add chopped onions, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Add the chopped coriander leves finally and mix well. Divide the mixture into portions. I divided the mixture into 8 portions
To Make the sandwiches
  • Spread 2-3 tsp of potato mixture on one side of the bread, close it with other slice. Repeat this for all the slices. 
  • Heat a tava/flat pan, toast the sandwiches with butter on both sides,until crisp. Serve warm with tomato sauce.

   

21 comments:

  1. I am a big paani poori fan , if you eat the street food one and the stomach gets immune ...no bug can ever get you !
    And this potato stuffing is a simple one which i make regularly and trust me it is The Best ! Absolutely no frills but yet delicious !

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  2. Even I am full of doubts when I have to taste from a road side chat wala. But nothing can beat the taste of dishes they serve. This potato filling sounds so good..

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  3. I always catch a stomach bug when I have raw food incl pain puri outside ! yet venture sometimes when the craving kicks in (too lazy to make the entire set up myself !).. these sandwiches are so tempting, like the bombay style ones sold on food carts here !

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  4. I am sure these sandwiches would have tasted out of the world!..

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  5. my go to sandwich recipe....i also add amchur powder or chat masala to get the tangier feel...nice clicks

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  6. This sandwich is our family favorite.Make it on every other weekend.looks tasty.

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  7. Oh Priya, you reminded me of my favorite chaat!! Now even I avoid road side pani puri and eat only at decent restaurants and chaat places. This sandwich was on my list when I initially considered doing potato for one of the weeks. Sandwich looks great with that yummy filling.

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  8. Just prefect to finish my dinner rite now, this aloo sandwich rocks Priya, wish to get some rite from the screen now.

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  9. I dont eat street fod too though vibha keeps saying that I am missing a lot. And this sandwhich looks yumm. Love the last pic

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  10. I drool over the street food but never tried..Btw the aloo sandwich looks so tempting and make me hungry.

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  11. Awesome sandwich. My family favorite, I should say!

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  12. This is my little ones absolute favorite sandwich and he begs me to make it everyday for lunch! This the classic sandwich and will be ever favorite.

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  13. Potato sandwiches look very inviting. This is one of the sandwiches very welcome in my home too.

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  14. Perfect for lunch box too. Yummy sandwich.

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  15. Perfect for anytime snack. You have me hankering for this now and today all shops selling bread are closed. GRRRR!

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  16. This is a super easy Sandwich loved by all of us at home. Beautiful pics Priya.

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  17. I LOVE potato sandwich. Yours looks so good. Great recipe and perfect pictures :)

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  18. OMG what a tempting potato sandwich Priya. Looks and sounds amazing. Will have to try it out sometime.

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  19. Even I can't resist pani puri just like your Sil. I do make them at home , but still feel something is lacking, however tasty they may be. My husband jokingly says that it's their dirty hands that I miss..Lol
    classic sandwiches....all time favorite.

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  20. wow nice idea for an easy sandwich. loved it

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  21. You are tempting me so much with these sandwiches....love these

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