My mother used to prepare this delicious Indian version of Open Sandwich. The base of this open sandwich is rawa. Yes! even I gave that same annoying look when my Mother served me this sandwich for the first time in my teens. Had that first bite with lots of hesitation, how will an open sandwich taste with a Rawa as its base. But to my surprise it tasted mind blowing and I was not able to trace that its made out of semolina. Ever since this has been my favourite Sunday brunch. This dish was invited in my in- laws family with lots of apprehensions the first time I served them, but the result was the same - Super Hit!
11/2 Cup Rawa (Semolina)
1 Cup Curd
1 Large Finely Chopped Onion
1 Large Finely Chopped Capsicum
1 Large Finely Chopped Tomato
1Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Chillies
Salt to taste
1. In a large bowl, place the rawa along with all the vegetables and mix it properly.
2. Now add the curd, the amount of the curd should be such that it makes spreadable thick batter. Don’t add water in the matter to make it wet, instead increase the amount of curd. While adding the curd keep in mind that the vegetables used in the batter also oozes out natural water.
3. Add salt to taste and chopped green chillies in the batter and mix it well.
4. When you are ready to serve the sandwich, spread butter on all the breads. Spread the rawa and vegetable batter on the bread. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
5. Heat the tawa / griddle, apply butter and place two to three (depending on the size of the tawa) breads.
6. Toast the base of the bread, then change the side and toast the spread batter side of the bread. The curd will bind the batter and the bread, so the batter won’t fall from the bread.
7. Toast the bread till it turns light golden brown. Serve hot along with ketchup and choice of chutney.