13 July 2020

Layered Hung Curd Sandwich

3-4 slices of bread smeared with some chutneys, filled with the goodness of vegetables and hung curd to make a very healthy layered sandwich




What is HUNG CURD here ?


When the milk coagulates we get a thick white substance called as curd. Although the curd seems thick solid still it has a bit of liquid named as whey. When the curd is drained of all its watery part aka whey, then it becomes Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt). We can easily make hung curd at home if we have curd in our pantry. I have already shared the details procedure of preparing curd at home, do check HOW TO MAKE CURD AT HOME. Well for making hung curd, first pour the curd onto a colander lined with muslin cloth and tie the cloth. Leave the cloth hanging over the kitchen sink for at least 3-4 hours or till all the water drains out. After this, the hung curd is ready. The hung curd lasts for a long time without becoming sour as compared to the curd / yogurt. This hung curd is a good substitute for mayonnaise, white sauce or any cheese dip. 

Today's post is a sandwich recipe using hung curd and that too a layered sandwich. Hence the name is Layered Hung Curd Sandwich. This is a completely No-Cook recipe.



Layered Hung Curd Sandwich :


The filing is prepared using hung curd in this sandwich. I have use three bread slices to make a layered sandwich here. This layering is completely as per convenience. One can go with 4-5 slices of breads to make the layered sandwich.

Dietary note :


    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Kids friendly
    No-Cook sandwich
    ✔ Easy and quick to assemble


      Ingredients for this layered sandwich :



      • Bread - Any bread like white, multigrain, whole wheat etc can be used here to make these sandwiches. I have used white bread here. Also I have used only 6 slices to make two layered sandwiches each having 3 bread slices.
      • Vegetables – Feel free to use the vegetables here in this sandwich as per convenience. I have used finely chopped cabbage, carrot, capsicum (bell pepper), sweet corn, onion, tomato, cucumber. Some others like beetroot, spring onion, mushroom (slightly cooked) etc one can add.
      • Spices – I have picked only black pepper powder along with few red chili flakes. One can add Italian herbs here for some extra flavor.
      • Hung Curd – This is used to bind all the fillings. Instead of this one can use the store bought Greek yogurt too. 
      • Spread - Only green chutney (mint-coriander chutney) and tamarind chutney I have used to smear the bread slices. Instead of tamarind chutney, tomato sauce can be picked.
      • Butter - I have not used butter here. One can smear butter in each bread slices before putting any other things over the bread slices. Also the bread slices can be toasted in the pan with some butter. I have not toasted the bread here too.



      How to make the layered hung curd sandwich ?


      In a mixing bowl first the hung curd along with finely chopped cabbage, finely chopped bell pepper, finely chopped carrot, boiled sweet corn, salt and black pepper powder are mixed well. Next the bread slices are trimmed from all the sides using a knife. (This process is optional, one can keep the brown edges). 

      Then for a layered hung curd sandwich first three bread slices are placed over a plate. The green chutney is smeared over one bread slice and then 4 (put as desired) onion slices are placed side by side followed by 4 tomato slices. Few red chili flakes and salt are then sprinkled over the tomato slices. Next half of the curd mixture is put over the second bread slice evenly and then this bread slice is placed over the above bread slice. 4 (put as desired) cucumber slices are then put side by side on top of this bread slice. Again few red chili flakes and salt are sprinkled over the cucumber slices. After that the tamarind chutney (use tomato sauce if tamarind chutney is not available) is smeared over the third bread slice and finally this bread slice is placed over the hung curd bread slice with the chutney smeared side down. 

      Gently the whole bread stack is pressed and using a sharp knife, it is cut into 2/ 4 parts (either into triangular or square shapes). The layered hung curd sandwiches is now ready.

      Serving suggestion :


      This layered hung curd sandwich is a very healthy sandwich which is liked by any age group. This is one of the simple yet eye-catchy sandwich in layered form and is perfect for either breakfast, snack or even for a light meal. I have kept this super simply and used only hung curd. One can add some mayonnaise, cream cheese etc too along with hung curd. And yes, always prefer to have these sandwiches immediately, else these will tend to slightly soggy. The ingredients here are the easily available kind in the pantry and also kids will surely enjoy to make these as these are so easy to assemble.

        The event related to this post :






        Monday is here again and thFoodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided the 255th theme as 'Dahi Delight' which is suggested by Poonam this timeI love her specifically all the Maharashtrian recipes. Well for the theme she suggested to make any dish using curd aka dahi. So here I have come up with this Layered Hung Curd Sandwich and contributed for the theme. Do not forget to check her Curd Quinoa recipe which is on my to-do list too. 



        Now let’s go through how to make "Layered Hung Curd Sandwich " at home 👇
          


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        Layered Hung Curd Sandwich

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        Layered Hung Curd Sandwich
        Author: sasmita
        Prep time: 15 MCook time: Total time: 15 M
        3-4 slices of bread smeared with some chutneys, filled with the goodness of vegetables and hung curd to make a very healthy layered sandwich

        Ingredients:

        • Bread slice 6 no.
        • Hung curd (Greek yogurt) 1/2 cup
        • Carrot (finely chopped) 2 tbsp
        • Bell pepper (capsicum) (finely chopped) 2 tbsp
        • Cabbage (finely chopped) 2 tbsp
        • Sweet corn (boiled) 2 tbsp
        • Onion (sliced) 8 no.
        • Tomato (sliced) 8 no.
        • Cucumber (sliced) 8 no.
        • Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
        • Red chili flakes (optional) as needed
        • Green chutney as needed
        • Tamarind chutney as needed
        • Salt as needed

        Instructions:

        1. In a mixing bowl take hung curd, finely chopped cabbage, finely chopped bell pepper, finely chopped carrot, boiled sweet corn along with salt and black pepper powder.
        2. Mix well and keep aside.
        3. Now take the bread slices and cut out the brown sides of the bread slices using a knife. (This process is optional, one can keep the brown sides)
        4. Then for a layered hung curd sandwich first place three bread slices over a plate.
        5. Spread the green chutney over one bread slice and then put 4 (put as desired) onion slices side by side followed by 4 tomato slices. Sprinkle few red chili flakes and salt over the tomato slices.
        6. Spread half of the curd mixture over the second bread slice and put this bread slice over the above bread slice.
        7. Put 4 (put as desired) cucumber slices side by side on top of this bread slice. Sprinkle few red chili flakes and salt over the cucumber slices.
        8. Spread the tamarind chutney (use tomato sauce if tamarind chutney is not available) over the third bread slice and then put this bread slice over the hung curd bread slice with the chutney smeared side down.
        9. Gently press the bread stack and using a sharp knife, cut it into 4 parts (either into triangular or square shapes).
        10. Similarly make layered sandwich with rest 3 bread slices and cut into 4 parts.
        11. Serve the layered hung curd sandwiches immediately as it is or along with tomato ketchup !

        Notes:

        Feel free to use the vegetables as desired like beetroot, spring onion, mushroom (slightly cooked) etc. Serve this sandwich immediately as it becomes soggy if kept to serve later. The layering pattern also can be varied. Any bread like white, multigrain, wheat etc can be used here to make these sandwiches. I have not toasted the sandwich. If you want, then simply spread better over a pan and toast the sandwich from both sides. Always use fresh hung curd. The bread slices used here are also not toasted. You may toast the bread slice first and then do the layering. To make hung curd, first line a muslin cloth over a colander and keep the colander over a bowl. Pour the curd (check here how to make curd at home) over the muslin cloth gently. Tie the cloth and keep over the colander till all the water (whey) drains out which takes hardly 2-3 hours. Then the hung curd will be ready to use. Along with pepper powder, some Italian seasoning can be added. The ingredients can be doubled or tripled as per the requirement.
        Hung curd, greek yogurt, Vegetarian Snack, Kids friendly, Easy and quick recipe, black pepper, green chutney, tamarind chutney, carrot, onion, cucumber, sweet corn, cabbage, bell pepper, tomato
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        9 comments:

        1. Sandwiches are my all time favorite. Love the use of hung curs which gives a nice creamy texture to the Sandwiches which are stuffed with healthy and fresh vegetables too.

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        2. Thick yogurt with cucumber slices sandwich is what I use to pack for my kids and hubby's lunchbox. Its been ages since I've made sandwiches filled with hung curd. With a variety of veggies it makes a perfect light meal.

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        3. Hung curd sandwiches are my family favourite, especially in the Summer season when we do not feel like eating a heavy cooked breakfast. Loved your photography here. The bite size sandwich pieces look very inviting.

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        4. I love these hung curd sandwiches too! With veggies added in, they make for a wholesome, delicious treat for adults and kids alike.

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        5. Now we are heading for a lockdown I need these kind of recipe to ease my workload n keep the girls interested. Love your pics

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        6. my elder one used to take this regualarly for her snack break when she was in elementary school. u have made it so well, sasmita... and great pics as well :)

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        7. Mini Sandwich bites look so appealing Sasmita.these are perfect for hot summer evenings for light dinner or as evening snack for kids..

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        8. These hung curd sandwiches looks Super tempting. No one resist these beauties. Loved the alternatives that can be used to make these sandwiches.

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        9. Layered hung curd sandwich looks very eye catchy, it's very filling and healthy. Loved the way you made this healthy by adding veggies, yummy.

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