Friday, March 27, 2015

Bread Sandwich | Bread Masala | Iyengar Bakery Style Sandwich

Iyengar Bakery Style Sandwich, a delicious and easy to make sandwich with spicy carrot masala. It's one of the common sandwiches that you can find in bakeries around mid morning all across Tamilnadu. 

This sandwich is so easy to make without any sauce or cheese, but still it tastes so good and wanting you to eat more & more ! The mild sweetness from the carrot, flavor from the bell pepper/capsicum and the Indian spices, all these make this sandwich simply scrumptious ! 

First time, I tasted  this sandwich in one of the  "Iyengar bakeries" at hosur when we lived there. One day, after shopping , we went there to buy some snacks(like coconut milk murukku),  at that time we noticed this sandwich in the tray, so we thought of giving it a try and it tasted so  wonderful with bursts of flavours.

From that day onwards , I wanted to try this  sandwich on my own. Last week, I finally tried it and it came out super tasty as expected. In the bakery, they serve only open sandwiches, but when I make, depending on the mood, I prefer open or close sandwiches.

Now it's been our morning breakfast for years! (update 2022)

Iyengar Bakery Sandwich

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sandwich | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Carrot Sandwich,Iyengar Bakery Style Sandwich,Bread Masala Iyengar Bakery Style Sandwich, a delicious and easy to make sandwich with spicy carrot masala.


Bread Slice - 7 nos
Carrot - 2(medium)
Capsicum - 1/2 of small size
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1 medium
Green chili - 1 small(optional)
Turmeric - pinch
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste(little more 1/4 tsp)
Coriander leaves - few
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - to toast(1/2 tsp approx)

It makes 3 closed & 1 open sandwich.


Cut the onions, tomato, capsicum & green chilli into small pieces. Grate the carrot and keep aside.Heat the oil in the pan , add onion & green chilli and saute it till translucent.
Then add the tomatoes into it along with spice (turmeric & chilli powder) & salt . Saute it till the  tomatoes became mushy.
Now add carrot and saute  till the carrots are soft & raw smell of carrot leaves. No need to add water, the water from carrot & tomatoes is enough to cook the carrot.Then add capsicum, mix it well and let it in low flame for 2-3 mins.
Finally add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Take the carrot mixture in the spoon and spread it on one side of the bread and close it with another bread.
Heat the tava and grease it with ghee and place the bread on tava and toast it ,till the bottom became brown and the apply ghee slightly on top side and flip it and cook on other side too. Press the bread with the laddle, so that the bread stick to the masala well.
Remove it on the plate , once both side turns slightly brown. Cut into diagonals and then serve.
For open sandwich,.fill the mixture on one side of the bread and put it on greased tava and cook it till the bottom turns brown and remove it on plate and apply ghee slightly on the top . Cut into diagonals and serve.
Tasty Bread sandwich is ready .Slight sweetness from the carrot, tanginess from the tomatoes and all spices ,make this sandwich a very tasty one as i said earlier. 

You can serve it with ketchup and any juice of your choice. We had it with Nannari sarbath.
  • I have used white bread here, you can use brown bread too. 
  • This sandwich doesn't need any accompaniment, if you want , you can have it with tomato ketchup.
  • When i tasted in bakery, i got the ghee flavor, so i used ghee to toast. But you can use butter too.
  • You can add more or less of the capsicum as per your like.
  • Capsicum should be crunchy, so don't cook it for long time after capsicum is added.
Now it' time to dig in

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