Vegetable Noodle Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal

Vegetable Noodle Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal

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Noodles, sandwiches, pav bhaji... this recipe brings together all your favourite snacks into the handy format of a grilled sandwich! You will love the fusion of Indian and Chinese flavours in this innovative sandwich, which is packed with juicy veggies and cooked Hakka Noodles, flavoured excitingly with soy sauce and pav bhaji masala.


Recipe Description for Vegetable Noodle Grilled Sandwich

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Makes 6 sandwiches
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For The Noodle Stuffing
3/4 cup boiled hakka noodles
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 cup sliced spring onions whites
1 1/2 cups capsicum juliennes (red , yellow and green)
1 cup sliced tomatoes
salt to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/4 cup chopped spring onion greens

Other Ingredients
12 bread slices
16 tsp butter for greasing and spreading
6 tbsp grated processed cheese


For the noodle stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the coloured capsicums and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and soy sauce, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring ocassionally.
  5. Add the bean sprouts, cabbage and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the noodles, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring ocassionally.
  7. Switch of the flame, add the spring onion greens and mix well.
  8. Divide into 6 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place 4 bread slices on a clean, dry surface and spread 1 tsp of the butter on each bread slice.
  2. Top 2 buttered bread slices with a portion of the noodle stuffing and sprinkle 1 tbsp of cheese evenly over it.
  3. Sandwich them with the remaining 2 bread slices with the buttered-chutney side facing downwards.
  4. Again spread a little butter on the sandwiches and press it lightly.
  5. Place both the sandwiches in a greased and pre-heated sandwich griller and grill it for 4 to 5 minutes or till the sandwiches turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 4 more sandwiches.
  7. Serve immediately.

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