Monday, June 11, 2007

Potato Masala Sandwich and Mixed Fruit Custard









This weekend we had a lavish breakfast with some spicy potato-peas stuffing into the bread. I also prepared a custard with some berries and other fresh fruits. This one is for my beautiful friend Trupti's event WBB.



Ingredients for the potato masala.

3-4 boiled potatoes
2cup chopped onions
1cup fresh or frozen peas
1tbsp finely grated ginger
1/2 tsp garam masala (found in Indian Grocery store)
1/2 tsp tavafry masala (found in Indian grocery store)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1tsp cumin seeds
oil
Salt
fresh chopped cilantro

Preparation

In a frying pan, add about 2-3tbsp oil and to it add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add ginger and onions. Fry well. Add potato and peas to this and fold them all together. Add all the other masala ingredients including salt and cook for about 10 minutes until the flavors blend in.
The Potato masala is ready for the sandwich.



Making Sandwich

4-6 slices of wheat bread. White bread lovers can use white bread. Spread butter to one side of the bread and top it with the masala and cover it with another bread. Now this goes in to the toaster until crisp on the outside. Depends on how crispy you want it to be. Yummy sandwich can be enjoyed with tomato ketchup and cuppa tea.


Fruit Custard

Ingredients

1cup raspberries
1cup grapes
1 cup sliced bananas
1cup chopped apples
1/2 cup strawberries
1tsp crushed green cardamom
dash of Saffron
2tbsp of custard powder
2 cups of milk
2-3 tbsp sugar
whipped cream for topping



Preparing the custard


Warm the milk and add custard powder and sugar to it. Do not add custard powder to hot milk as it will form lumps. While the milk starts heating up in 2-3 minutes the custard powder should be added. Also Add crushed cardamom to this and keep stirring in medium-low heat. keep stirring slowly till the custard get a semi thick liquid consistency.
See the picture.


let it cool. Add saffron to this and stir well. now add all the fruits and decorate as you wish. If you want to let it stay in the fridge, that will be great. You can serve chilled topping it with whipped cream.


49 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

OMG.....Wat a mouth watering dish... Excellent pictures..Fruit custard is YUM!...

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i virtually tasted your dessert..YUMMY!

trupti said...

Just wonderful Sharmi.....wow, what a breakfast! I love that custard, so yummy.....so healthy!

:)

trupti

sunita said...

Yum...absolutely love it...btw belated birthday wishes...hope you had a great day...

TheCooker said...

What a breakfast! Loved it.

Asha said...

Sharmi,set a chair for me too,I am coming over!;D
Beautiful breakfast.

Anh said...

What a great meal! You are such a hard-working mom and wife! :D

Rajani said...

Hi Sharmi,
Looks delicious. Recently saw an add on tv ready made stuffed sandwich using Baked beans. I thought what a clever idea to eat it. Just keep in sandwich maker and eat. Yours is like Indian version. Very nice.......

cheers
rajani

Dilip said...

wow....lovely sandwich and great dessert...very colorful...thanks

Coffee said...

Now that looks like one awesome breakfast!!!!!!! I would go back to sleep after it again ;)

The sandwich is a regular breakfast item in our house aswell!! :) Loved ur custard with fruits for breakfast. :)

Kajal said...

WOW....my all time favorite potato masala sandwich.........I try one time but not roasted fine. Your sandwich is perfect my dear. Your fruit looks so fresh and mouth watering.......Mixed fruit custard........no words for nice dessert!!!!!!

Linda said...

What a lovely meal Sharmi! Especially love the pics of the fruit custard -- making me crave some right now! :)

archana said...

Good menu for breakfast.Its like a mini meal. Sandwiches and custard are looking gr8. The strawberries are looking really fresh :)

Vcuisine said...

The rasberries are yummy. This is something like great feast Sharmi. Very nice photos. Viji

Suganya said...

If someone can make this for bfast everyday I wud be all smiles :D.

Try this for making custard, heat 3/4 of the milk reserving 1/4th. To the reserved cold milk, add the custard powder and dissolve it without any lumps. Now add this to the hot milk and heat thru. This quickens the process.

WokandSpoon said...

The mixed fruit custard looks beautiful! I've never added cardamom to custard. Sounds like an interesting combination - I'll have to try it.

USHA said...

Amazing and really tempting alot....What a lovely presentation too....Thanks for sharing...

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
What a presentation!lovely pics!!! the mixed fruit custard is mouth watering!!!!

deena said...

Mindblowing sharmi !!..what a table setting..i'm sure u had a gret enjoyable breakfast with that lovely custard..!!

Sandeepa said...

The presentation is beautiful. I love these sandwiches

Mishmash ! said...

Sharmi, if I have so much for breakfast, i will be sleeping till noon :) this is sort of brunch for me...mummy used to make similar spicy potato sandwiches....

Btw, I will send you the details of my AFAM entry by thursday...hope you dont mind!

Shn

Aruna said...

May I join the breakfast feast!!!! Delicous spread, who wants lunch after that :) Thx Sharmi.

Manasi said...

Mouthwatering!!! Love sandwiches like these, not just VERY tasty, but filling too! and about the fruit custard... i am an addict!!! Thanx.. and lovely pix, as usual!

Shivapriya said...

Those sandwich' reminds me of my work days in India. We use to go our office kitchen and always as the cook to make these. I make sandwich with left over dry curries sometimes. :)

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Sharmi,
I just came to know abt ur blog. You have a great one here.I was giving a glance to all of ur post so far:-) All shows ur effort, intrest and ofcourse prooves to be a great cook with tons of energy.BEinga other for a kid, i know its hard.Thanks for sharing all though:-)I will visit here frequently now.And Iam going to add ur blog to my blog roll.Many recipes to learn here:-)

priar's, said...

Hi sharmi,
ur dessert looks gr8 and the presentation is fabulous!!!
Good job...

Roopa said...

great presentaion sharmi! wow the dessert looks yummy with the fresh berries. i would love to get some

Shilpa said...

I've been away for too long, so many lovely recipes to catch up on!!! :)

Cynthia said...

This breakfast is a feast that's fit for a king and a queen! Lovely recipes and pictures Sharmi. Really beautiful.

sra said...

What a riot of colour!

Bharathy said...

This is what you call,a healthy,colourful and a Royal breakfast!So you had a bite on that yummy sandwich while Shooting..Eh?/:)..Awesome pics,Sharmi..

Suma Gandlur said...

Delicious breakfast!! My mouth is watering for that sandwich.

Dumela said...

lovelyyyy combo....fruit custard and potato sandwich...gosh im hungry now...

Richa said...

wow! looks so nice & colorful! love to have fruit for breakfast and the custard is such a fav, YUM :)

Seema said...

Sharmi, I just can't take my eyes away from your fruit custard, Lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvly. I make potato sandwich too. Very very often indeed and love it with ketchup. Again the pictures are awesome friend.

Sig said...

What a scrumptious breakfast! Beautiful pictures too Sharmi...

Raaga said...

yummy!

Sia said...

its a visual treat sharmi... i am down with col n fever n still drooling at that glass of yummy custard with fruits... cant wai to see ur entry for RCI:)

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi sharmi....ur sandwiches r very good...ur pics r amazing....the custard is too good n a cool recipe for summer..

Jyothsna said...

Give me that for breakfast anytime!! :)) I love making this sandwich.

Mandira said...

that's one delicious brunch, spicy sandwiches and sweet custard, and do I see chai cups... I'm coming over nest weekend;)

DEEPA said...

Sharmi ....U r just making me crazy lady ...wht a spread ...excellent one .....great dessert too

musical said...

Love the grilled sadwiches, Sharmi :) Crunchy from outside, soft and spicy from within-thats this sandwich! Love it, love it, love it! and the custard, i must tell you, that made my lunch back home the last week of my stay, every other day! it really helps cool off when the mercury os soaring. I am almost finding your post telepathic!

hugs,
musical.

Kay said...

wow! the custard looks so yummy..

I too make similar sandwiches.. sometimes with potato masala but mostly with green beans + lima beans masala...usually it's left over sabji from lunch that becomes sandwiches. ;)

Pelicano said...

Sinful, sinful, sinful... I should not visit your blog when I am hungry because I'd like to place an order please... :-)

Sharmi said...

thanks so much dear all for your lovely comments.

Thanks a lot Suganya, so nice of you to give me that tip.:)

Dilip said...

wow...what a post...great dessert...looks so lovely...loved the pictures...great sandwich too....thanks for sharing

Prema Sundar said...

That's a delicious breakfast Sharmi.. wish I could come and take a bite of it. ..

Haritha said...

Thanks for sharing. Tastes very good!