I was a poor veggie eater as a kid so Dad created this fab recipe which looked good and tasted amazing and went well will ketchup. Who doesn't like ketchup as a kid! These open sandwiches were many a times our sunday breakfast. Living in Mumbai most people give their breakfast a miss but on Sundays we always looked forward to the leisurely breakfast when we were allowed to sit with our plate in front of the TV to watch the Tom and Jerry Or Spiderman shows that Doordarshan aired in the late 70's at 9.00 am. Those childhood sundays are memorable and we were never confused about what to watch on TV as we did not have the numerous channels we have now it was only Doordarshan. Sunday and the idiot box was our idea of a weekend morning. The paneer in the recipe kept us energetic till the late Sunday lunch that Mom/ Dad slogged over and it was always elaborate as it is the peacetime in most Mumbai households more on that in the future.
Yeah and what got me excited to eat these sandwiches was the name Dad coined for it.....Rumble Tumble on Toast!
50 gm paneer
1 carrot grated
2 chopped chillies
1 handful chopped cilantro
1 finely chopped tomato
1 onion (optional)
1 table spoon chopped french beans
6 slices of bread
salt to taste
Crumble the paneer in a bowl by rubbing paneer pieces between the palms of your hand. Add the carrots, chillies, cilantro, beans, tomato and salt and mix well and keep aside. Lay out the bread slices in a greased baking tray. One can butter the slices but that is optional even plain tastes good and is healthier option. Now put little mix on each slice top it up with onions. At home if this dish is made as breakfast we skip the onions but we like it with them in the evening. Now grill the open sandwiches for 15 mins or untill the onions are browned by putting the tray itself in the oven. Watch out for the slices they should not get chared.