Tiranga Sandwich

So on the 15th of August, India is celebrating Independence Day. So this week’s Meatless Monday is inspired by the tricolour, orange, white and green. I wanted to make something that’s quite traditional, and so stayed away from doing cupcakes or something. A very common sandwich in India is, in fact, the Tiranga sandwich. Tiranga meaning 3, each layer of the sandwich is one of the tricolours. Most people make this sandwich using only 3 slices of bread, meaning only a green and orange spread. However, I decided to make this really massive and made a 4 slice sandwich.

For the sandwich:

  • Slice bread
  • Indian green chutney or pesto
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheese slices
  • Ketchup
  • Tomatoes
  • Red chilli powder

So the sandwich needs three separate spreads. One’s plain mayo, another mayo mixed with Indian green chutney or pesto whichever is easier for you and third a spicy cocktail dressing made with some ketchup and chilli powder. Personally, I believe the flavour with chilli powder is a lot better, however, if you have tobasco, or can get your hands on it, that works just as well.

Tiranga SW (3)

Tiranga SW (7)

Start by spreading the green spread on two slices of bread. Layer slices of cucumber and a couple of leaves of lettuce. Season with salt and pepper and place the slice of bread on top.

Tiranga SW (4)

On the other side of that same slice, spread some plain mayonnaise and place the slices of cheese. Season and place the other slice.

Tiranga SW (6)

Repeat the same process with the orange spread as well, layering with sliced tomatoes.

Tiranga SW (8)

And voila! you’ll have a delicious sandwich while keeping up with the spirit of Independence Day!

Tiranga SW (9)

Tiranga SW (1)
HOW CUTE IS SHE!? i could cry
Tiranga SW (10)
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