This tricolour sandwich is to celebrate the orange, the white and the green — colours of India. Every day is a great day to celebrate being an Indian, but Independence Day is a great day to share that pride with everyone. I made these tricolour sandwiches today for lunch as an early celebration and am going to make these again for a lunch gathering after the flag hoisting on 15th. It would actually be great to pack them for school a day before with a note on what each colour signifies.
Independence Day evokes such fond memories of childhood — going to school all dressed up in the crispiest uniform, watching the tricolour unfold, singing the anthem and coming back with a bag of sweets :p. Ever since we moved out of India, we have tried to keep that tradition up by going to the embassy. I love looking up to our flag unfolding and the stream of flower petals coming down.
Double Decker Tricolour sandwich
By Ashima Goyal Siraj
Preparation time: |Cooking time: |Serves: 2
2 potatoes, boiled
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp green chutney
Salt and Black pepper to taste
6 slices of white breads
- Peel and cut the carrots into tiny cubes.
- In a bowl, mix the carrots with mayonnaise and a little salt and pepper seasoning. Keep aside.
- In another bowl, grate the boiled and peeled potatoes. Add in the green chutney and mix well.
- Take one slice of bread. Add the first green layer of potatoes mixed with green chutney.
- Top with another bread. Add the second orange layer of carrots and mayo.
- Top with the third bread. Cut into triangles and repeat with the second set of bread slices.
- I didn’t use cheese, but if you are making these for children’s lunch boxes, do indulge in a cheese slice in the middle of the sandwich. In this sandwich the second white bread make the layer for white colour, instead you can use a layer of grated cheese or paneer too.
Happy Independence Day!