Every challenge is an opportunity has been my philosophy in life. I grabbed one such opportunity to discover some new recipes which will appeal to kids and adults alike.
One morning, I was charged with the responsibility of providing breakfast for my grand children who were staying with us over the weekend. To my dismay, I found that there were only limited number of bread slices and Adai (Dal Dosa) batter at home. While wondering how to whip up a breakfast which will be enough for all the kids with the limited resources at my disposal, a light sparked in my brain and an idea for a new recipe was born.
I knew that my grand children liked masala omlettes and chilly cheese toasts. I came up with a creative idea of combining the two items and discover a new recipe called “Breadai chilly cheese toast sandwich”.
Breadai chilly cheese toast sandwich
Slices of bread
Adai Mavu (Readymade `Thayar Adai Batter` or Annapoorna Ready mix Adai powder are available in most of the Departmental Stores)
Green Chillies- two medium size
Grated onion – two medium size
Cooking oil- couple of spoons.
Square shaped cheese slices (Amul or Brittania)
Tomato ketch up
1. Add cut green chillies, onion, salt (if necessary) to the Adai batter and mix well,
2. Take a frying pan, spread a small portion of the batter in square shape, the size of a bread slice and apply one spoon of oil around the spread. Cook until it is reddish brown.
3. Take three slices of bread. Spread a spoon of butter on one side of a slice and any other readymade sandwich spread you may have at home on another slice.
4. Place the cooked adai piece (which will taste like masala egg omelette ) between the first and the second piece of the bread slice and the cheese between the second and third slice of bread.
5. Place the assembled sandwich in a sandwich toaster and heat it for a few minutes.
The delicious Breadai chilly cheese toast sandwich is ready to be served with tomato ketchup! It tastes like `omlette chilli cheese toast sandwich`
I was delighted when my grandchildren loved my new recipe. In fact they have started demanding the item, whenever they come home.
I did not stop with one idea. I applied the same formula to create “Brosa Chilly Cheese Toast Sandwich” (made with Dosa/uthappam batter) and “Breadly Chilly Cheese Toast Sandwich” (using stuffed idlies)
Now if you want to know the secret of making the last mentioned items , you will have to write to me with your feedback on the first item and a request for the other two items.
(This article has appeared in the Novemebr,2014 issue of GNC CONNECT, a monthly published by the Gandhi Nagar Club)
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