Jun 29, 2011

Cucumber Sandwich with basil-mint-cilantro chutney

Picnic food would be incomplete without sandwiches. And cold sandwiches to cool you down would be the best. This sandwich is made with cucumbers and smeared with some cream cheese and basil-coriander-mint chutney. It is very simple to make and can be made ahead and left to chill in the refrigerator till you enjoy them. Make these sandwiches along with other delicious and simple to make picnic food like desi omelet, kale chips, 10 minute banana bread, marble cake, falafel-pita sandwich and wash them all down with this gorgeous blueberry lemonade.

For the blogging marathon, I was paired with Harini and I had to make something from her blog based on the picnic theme. I chose this basil-mint-cilantro chutney and made simple cucumber sandwiches with the chutney. The chutney paired the cucumbers really well and made a great evening snack. This can also be packed as lunches for kids. I made the chutney with my homegrown basil and cilantro harvested fresh from my garden!

Ingredients for the Chutney
Recipe Source: Tamalapaku

Basil - 1 cup
Mint - 1/2 cup
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Tamarind paste - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 2
Oil - 1 teaspoon
For the seasoning - Mustard seeds(1 tspn), urad dal(1 tspn), channa dal(1 tspn), red chillies(1), hing(1 pinch)
Salt to taste

Directions
In a small pan heat the oil and do the seasoning with the mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chillies and hing. Once the dal turns brown in color, add the basil, cilantro and mint. Saute for a minute until the leaves wilt.

Allow it to cool and blend it together with the tamarind paste, green chillies and salt without adding any water.

To assemble the sandwiches
Cut the edges of the bread and slice them into triangles. Smear some cream cheese/butter on both sides, followed by 1/2 a teaspoon of the prepared chutney on each slice. Place 3 or 4 sliced cucumber rounds and place another slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.
Sending these sandwiches to Sandwich Mela and to the Giveaway by Ruchika Cooks

39 comments:

  1. Thats a fabulous,incredible and very prefect sandwich for this hot summer days,yumm!

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  2. chutney looks finger-licking good; yum

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  3. Looks so awesome Divya, do send this for the Sandwitch Mela

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  4. Loved the chutney. Simple yet flavorful sandwich

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  5. very interesting and spicy chutney and the sandwich is tempting me

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  6. Hey....Thats a yummy sandwich...Loved the chutney totally!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. I love biting into bits of cucumber in sandwiches. Yours look wonderful.

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  8. Thanks for trying out the chutney, Divya. I liked the way you used it up in a sandwich. It was nice doing the marathon with you.

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  9. Mint and cucumber makes this even more yummier.

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  10. that chutney looks brilliant n the sandwich looks so fresh...i'm sure it was power packed with flavour...loving the combinations...:)

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  11. Yum, I like everything about this sandwich and would happily pay for it for lunch as well :)

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  12. Cool one. I have basil growing in the garden. I had used this combination to make rice once. It was very good.

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  13. Delicious... and u said it no picnic is complete without some sandwiches :)

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  14. Perfect combination for a sandwich!!

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  15. Cool and refreshing sandwich recipes. Looks so good. Perfect click.... YUM!

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  16. Looks delicious. Love the basil-mint combination.

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  17. chutney looks finger-licking good; yum

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  18. Waooo., looks yummy n its healthy too.. perfect

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  19. Love these kind of sandwiches wid fresh chutney smeared liberally in it..looks yumm

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  20. I cud smell the basil here...very nice way to have it as a sandwich...and i loved the plate too...wr did u buy? ;)

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  21. Great dish !! looks yummy .your blog looks like a professional website !! great work !

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  22. Lovely dish,looks so delicious and healthy too...

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  23. thats a fab one Divya !! Pass me the plate :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing.
    It’s great to hear that you are enjoying your healthy foods. Kiddos to your afford to get back in shape. With obesity becoming a serious problem now a day, I strongly feel that people should start eating more good and healthy foods.

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  25. These look gorgeous, great for picnics. basil and urad dal is a new combo for me. Thanks for the entry divya.

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  26. so yummy and tempting - love the pics of the sandwiches!

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  27. Divyaa.. this is a healthy way to start a day.. :)

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  28. Yummy Sandwhich..first time to your blog and seeing few very interesting recipes. Do visit my blog when you find time.
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  29. Excellent recipe, I loved the sandwich I have if I prepare and
    thanks

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  30. Healthy and yummy sandwich...tempting clicks too!

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  31. Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

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  32. Delicious sandwich :) this is for sure a healthy one too :)

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  33. Woww.. Perfect for this summer heat :) Cool cucumber.. I love the chutney :D

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  34. I just saw it and it is saved for tomorrows picnic :D
    Thank you

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