Make Indian Spicy Chicken Sandwich In Less Than 20 Minutes
You know you’ve got a favorite one. The one that makes your stomach growl just looking at it. The one that you’d like to sink your teeth into. It is said that Americans eat close to 200 sandwiches more Chicken Sandwich per year on average, so chances are you have a favorite of your own. Whatever sandwich happens to float your boat, the basic components are bound to be the same.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a sandwich as “an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.” Seems like a simple enough concept.
So, who came up with this innovative way of serving food?
While I’m sure the Earl of Sandwich would like all the credit, the true history of the sandwich goes back much further.
Most of us have heard of the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (England, United Kingdom 1718-1792), otherwise known as John Montagu.
In the late 1700’s, French writer Pierre-Jean Grosley recounted his observations of English life in a book called Londres (translated to English under the name A Tour to London). In the book, a few lines were written that forever tied this food invention to the Earl of Sandwich- John Montagu.
While it is not clear if this anecdote is completely true, the book gained popularity and the story took hold. Soon the name was official—when you ate two pieces of bread with something in the middle, you were eating a “Sandwich.”
Though the Earl of Sandwich (or, perhaps, his cook) deserves credit for helping sandwiches gain a name and popularity, variations of the concept have been around for centuries.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when or where they first appeared. Farm laborers in rural France had been eating meat between sliced bread long before it had a name, though the sandwich likely started even earlier than that.
The earliest recognizable form of a sandwich may be the Korech or “Hillel Sandwich” that is eaten during Jewish Passover. Hillel the Elder, a Jewish leader and rabbi who lived in Jerusalem during the time of King Herod (circa 110 BC), first suggested eating bitter herbs inside unleavened Matzo bread. The herbs symbolized the bitterness of slavery, and the bread resembled the flatbreads made in haste by the ancient Israelites as they fled Egypt.
Hillel’s simple recommendation of sandwiching the two foods together may indicate that this was already a popular way of serving food in the Middle East.
Sandwiches are now popular all over the world, and it seems like every region has their own take on the concept.
So here is an excellent completely Indian Sandwich recipe that is sure to make you crave for more!
This popular sandwich is known as Indian Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which is both spicy and awesome to eat.
The ingredients needed for making this sandwich are easily available from any local market and can be prepared in less than even 20 minutes- which makes it an ideal low-calorie office lunch.
Ingredients needed for preparing Indian Spicy Chicken Sandwich Filling:
- 1 clove Garlic, peeled, washed and crushed
- 1 whole dried Red Chili to taste, crushed
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 Spring Onion, washed and finely chopped
- 1 Chicken breast, washed and chopped
- 1⁄2 Red Bell Pepper, washed and chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped Chestnuts (Optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Chicken stock powder (You can grate the cube of Maggi vegetable stock with onion and use that.)
- 2 tablespoons Heinz ketchup (Or any of your favorite brands.)
- 6 slices White Bread or 3 pieces of half cut Buns
How to prepare Indian Spicy Chicken Sandwich:
- Mix the first two ingredients together in a bowl
- Heat Oil in a non-stick pan
- Add the crushed Chilli-Garlic mixture to it
- Stir-fry briefly for 5-7 seconds
- Add Spring Onion and Chicken
- Stir-fry on high heat for 3 minutes
- Add Bell Pepper, Chestnuts, Chicken stock powder and Ketchup
- Stir-fry until the Chicken is cooked well on either side
- Add Salt to taste (Optional)
- Transfer filling onto a plate
- Allow to cool
- Divide the filling into 3 parts
- Place each portion of filling between 2 slices of Bread or inside a Half cut Bun
- Then, toast the prepared sandwich in your sandwich toaster or you can even leave it untoasted as per your taste
- Serve hot
Sandwiches come in endless varieties, making them one of the most popular foods worldwide.
So come on, fess up! What’s your favorite type of sandwich?
-You can add fresh Onion and Tomato slices to top-up your sandwich along with Lettuce leaves.
-Adding a dash of grounded Peeper and freshly chopped Coriander leaves also makes it further more delicious to taste.
-A handful of Fried Potato Chips serves as a wonderful side dish along with Indian Spicy Chicken Sandwich.