There are some dishes which remind me of my childhood. I will post these here, so that every time I read these, they will remind me of my mother. She has a aluminium sandwich maker with long handles, which looked somewhat like this. She used to keep the bread slices in these, and then keep the sandwich maker on that gas stove. Believe me, this procedure was not at all as easy as it sounds. The sandwiches used to stick to the sandwich maker and make a mess. So it required a lot of patience to grease them well to avoid sticking. If I was in her place, I would never even attempted to make these sandwiches. But since these were my brother’s and my favorite snacks, she used to make them every now and then. I salute her for the kind of patience and energy she had/has to cook every possible thing that we ask for.
In those rainy days, when we got back from school, drenched to the bone, she would serve us with piping hot sandwiches and tea. Oh, how I miss those days. I always think of cooking some delicious dishes for her when she visits us, just as a thnak you for whatever she did for me, but I become a kid when she is with me.
Today I made these sandwiches for breakfast, because they are so filling and tasty. I remembered those childhood days. These sandwiches have become my husband’s favorites these days. So I make them very often. I hope you all try these at least once, they are too good to resist. The poha masala gives a very good aroma to the stuffing.
1 cup boiled, peeled, mashed potatoes
1/2 cup fresh/frozen green peas
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
A pinch asafoetida
1-2 tea spn poha masala powder
A pinch turmeric
1-2 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add asafoetida, curry leaves. Add peas and little water. Cook till the peas are almost done(do not mash them). Add potatoes, turmeric, poha masala, salt, coconut and mix well.
Butter a sandwich maker and keep a bread slice. Keep the potato mixture on top and cover with second bread slice. Take out from the sandwich maker when the slices have browned well.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins