Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spicy cheese sandwich with cauliflower and peas‏

Eewww it's green! Eeewww it's yellow! I don't like the taste of it! It doesn't look yummy at all!! Sounds familiar?! :) These are the reactions of my 6 yr old on most vegetables. My toddler has just started speaking and repeats mostly after his big brother, whether he means it or not. Or even better, just dumps it on the floor to express his dislike!!
I try various ways to sneak veggies into their diet, so they get the required 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. I'm fairly lucky on the fruit department :) When it comes to veggies, i have to try different methods like adding grated vegetables to the dosa/idli batter, making parathas out of almost every curry i make, preparing vegetable pongal, sandwiches, etc. One sure-fire way with my kids is adding cheese. This sandwich is one of the sneaky ways to make them eat the 'not so good looking' cauliflower and the 'eww it's green' peas :) They both loved it and the sandwich disappeared in no time. I tasted a little bit and it was good.

Ingredients :
Cauliflower - 1 small
Peas - 1/2 cup
Pepper - 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
Mustard seeds, urad daal and hing - for seasoning (Optional)
Bread slices - 6 or more.
Cheese slices - 1.5 per bread slice
Salt to taste





Method :
1. Wash and cut the cauliflower and steam it along with peas in the microwave for 6,7 minutes.
2. Dry grind the pepper and cumin seeds and keep aside.
3. Heat little oil and pop mustard seeds.
4. Add urad daal and hing and fry till the daal is golden brown.
(This is completely optional. I was planning to use the left over cauliflower as curry for lunch and gave a desi touch to it :) Btw, the curry was really spicy and good.)
5. Add the steamed cauliflower and peas.
6. Add the cumin pepper powder and salt and saute till you get a dry crumbly curry.
7. Place the vegetable on bread slices. Place strips of cheese on top of it. You can also use shredded cheese to make it easier. Microwave it till the cheese melts. I used generous amount of veggies on each slice as the cheese will hold it in place once it melts. Both my kids loved it. The picture has some gourmet bread (i can't remember the name), but it tastes equally good with whole wheat bread also.




I am sending this to
1. PJ's Tasty bites for toddlers
2. Divya's Think Spice Think Pepper started by Sunita

3. Srivalli's MM-Kid's lunches

Awards :
I also want to thank Anisheetu for showering me with the following awards One lovely blog, Triple Awards, Great buddy award, Circle of friends, Uber Amazing blog and The adorable blog award. I feel very honoured to receive it from Anisheetu.

Say No to Plagiarism:

Also want to mention that recently our friends Usha Nandini and Mahi were victims of Plagiarism. The blogger who had copied their pictures has removed it now, but i still want to mention it here for those who are not aware of it and also to show my support to Mahi and Usha and to show that we will not support Plagiarism.

Check this post for more details : http://ushanandini.blogspot.com/2009/03/proof-for-plagiarism.html






43 comments:

Gita's Kitchen said...

That sandwich looks very tasty Vibaas! It can be served or grownups too, who wouldnt like cheese with spicy curry and bread :) Congrats on your award dear!

Priya Sriram said...

Thats a very good way to make kids eat veggies! I can imagine how your kids would have finished it in no time! :D :D
Congrats on the awards dear! :)

Lavanya said...

new way of making sandwitches..looks yummy !!

Pooja said...

Congrats on your award vibaas..Love the sandwich it is looking yum..Is that the cheddar cheese?

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow yummy sandwiches.My daughter loves sandwich .will give a try for her.congrats on ur award.

Vibaas said...

thx everyone.

Pooja, it's american cheese.

Priti said...

Sandwich looks delicious..gud idea to make kids eat..Congrats on you award dear

Cham said...

Great for kids, love the gooey topping!

Ashwini said...

Looks so cheesy and yumm.Nice way to trick kids..Congrats on the awards..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this sandwich looks really tasty... will give a try.

phanitha said...

Congrats on your award..!!

The sandwich looks delicious...palatable way for me to eat cauliflower...thanks...

Arundathi said...

mmm love the look of the open sandwich. i'm guessing it was spicy and ooey gooey - sounds great!

LG said...

Cheese Sandwiches make a yummy lunch box stuff for children. You can send it to Srivallis event 'Kids Lunch Box'

Suparna said...

Hi vibaas,
ur idea really clicks with kids :) the very look of the melted cheese on the slice gets anyone drooling :) smart way of covering the veggies...
TC

DEESHA said...

wow cauliflower & cheese, what a lovely combo

Varunavi said...

Congrats for awards.Loved the cauliflower sandwich with cheese

Sanghi said...

Yummmy sandwich..! Congrats on the awards..!

Varsha Vipins said...

Vidhya..super scrummy Sandwiches..No wonder kids gobbled it..yum..chota one throw it on floor..oh..my..:P

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats on ur award dear....lovely recipe....cheese with spicy curry ...can't imagine the taste..am drooling here

Alka said...

Sure shot way to feed kids with veggies,instead of doing the daily MAHABHARAT over food with kids,this method of sneaking in works best
Thnks for sharing yet another simple and workable recipe

Madhumathi said...

The sandwich is ooey-goey delicious..Can you pass one now?

Priya said...

Very goodway to make kids eat veggies Vibaas...Even i would like to a sandwich, cheesy top makes me hungry..

Ann said...

Oops,why not we grown ups drool over taht sandwich ? So tempting and nutritious..Would love to try vibas..

Keerthana said...

Nice way to make them eat veggies. i love anything with cheese.. but nowadys i have got this eeeew its white syndrome towards cauliflower:) sandwich looks yum:)

A_and_N said...

I couldnt see the filling in the pics clearly but I absolutely dont mind the reason (cheese :D ). Nice sandwich!

Vibaas said...

thx for your lovely comments friends :)

Madhu, sure..u can have as many as u want :)

LG, will send it to Sri's event. Thx for reminding me...

Vishali said...

mmhhh nice cheesy sandwiches for those tiny tots...:D...good one Vibaas

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog Vibaas..liked ur blog with healthy yummy recipes,will keep visiting...

Asha said...

Oh yes! I am very familiar with those! Idlis and dosas are always "stinky" for my kids too! ;D

Sandwich looks good, I would grab a few !:)

Happy cook said...

Delicious sandwich, i amsure all thekids will love it,
My daughter is 16 andthe only veg she eats is pea, carrot, and spinach.
What i do is make soups then she haves her regualr doze od veg :-)

Deepa Hari said...

Yeah, nice way to make the kids eat veggies...sandwich looks simple and yum.

Adlak's tiny world said...

no doubt kids love this much... even me too. nice pic.

Jaishree said...

The sandwich looks delicious..Healthy & nutrious sandwich vibass! Nice entry:)

Ramya Bala said...

Sandwich looks super yummy as so as tomato thokku vidya...ippo was chked to see ur onion chutney-mrng breakfast ku..try panitu solren :)

Premyscakes said...

Wow that looks cool. Even i would like to have it along with the kids.
cheers.

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Can i grab one?

Malar Gandhi said...

Yeah kids wud certainly like it. Love spicy treat and with cheese...its like double the treat.

Sonal said...

lovely sandwich vibhaas.yummy-yummy :)
congrats for the award.

Divya Vikram said...

That is sure a great way to sneak in veggies! Thanks for sending it to Think Pepper event!

Bounty said...

Mmm looks great! We will give this a go - great recipe thanks so much! Great blog thank you so much; the kids and I just love cooking! I also love the recipes here http://www.bounty.com/bountyrecipes.aspx I hope you like them too xx

Srivalli said...

thats a lovely picture..thanks for entry!

Srivalli said...

my comments seem to vanish!...thanks for the entry!

anu said...

looks very yummy...Delicious

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