Sorry for an abrupt break, believe me it was forced on me by my non functioning laptop :-(.
Recently, I was reading the article in the Times Of India about obesity in children. The article mentioned that about 19% of school children are overweight. In order to give children a healthy diet, mothers at times go overboard and provide them high on fats and carbohydrates diet. It is important to see what kind of ingredients we are adding to our food and also their calorific values so as to keep a check on the calorie intake. If you read my snack section carefully, you would notice that I rarely indulge in deep frying and try to incorporate fresh and healthy ingredients to make snacks.
In my attempt to make a healthy and a balanced food item which is low in fats, I made this snack which is perfect for everyone. It’s a high on protein and a mineral rich sandwich. In my attempt to give the kid a healthy, filling and yet a tasty food, I keep using the greens in my cooking in some way or another, plus I've to ensure that he also gets sufficient protein in his diet.
This snack is a perfect blend of proteins and greens in a very tasty way. I've used my dry version of Daal-Palak to make this sandwich and believe me, the kid ate it without making a fuss. I cooked the lentils enough to have a grainy texture, I did that intentionally so that the lentils are clearly visible. I've used a whole wheat garlic bread to make the sandwich, one is free to use their choice of bread but I must say, it's better to avoid processed flour bread.
I used the Panini Grill to give the perfect grill marks on the sandwich, the marks definitely makes the sandwich look more attractive.
Preparation Time: 45mins
Cooking Time: 3mins per sandwich
IngredientsWhole Wheat Bread Slices:16
Daal Palak Curry
half onion (sliced)
Home made garlic oil
MethodTake a bread slice.
Spread the daal-palak on a bread slice.
Put a few onion strips over it. Sprinkle some chaat masala.
Cover it with another bread slice and press gently. Cover it with another bread slice and press gently.
Lightly brush the home made garlic oil on the outer part of bread slices.Grill in a Panini or sandwich maker.
Serve with salad.
Sending this to my event ‘Only’ Snacks & Starters hosted by Raji at Vegetarian Tastebuds.