Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Open Rawa Sandwich

Rava Open Sandwich

An open sandwich, also known as an open face sandwich, consists of one single slice of bread with one or more food items on top of it. Open sandwich is generally eaten as part of breakfast and/or supper, a slice of fresh bread or a toast, with different spreads, butter, cold cuts such as ham, bacon, salami, or sausages and vegetables. The term sandwich is occasionally used (informally) in reference to open-faced sandwiches. Strictly speaking, an open-faced "sandwich" is not technically or in any true sense a sandwich, as it consists of a single slice of bread instead of two, and has toppings instead of a filling.

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

1 Cup of grated Cheese
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.


Gita Jaishankar 27 May 2009 at 23:35  

Super crunchy and delicious snadwiches...yummy :)

Mahimaa's kitchen 28 May 2009 at 01:19  

yum yum... i m ready to dig in

Cham 28 May 2009 at 02:25  

Very different and yummy!

chef and her kitchen 28 May 2009 at 03:53  

Yummy....Serve me this any time of day, i m ready to dig in..

Savi-Ruchi 28 May 2009 at 05:24  

lovely Purva, i would love to try it at the earliest :)

Unknown 28 May 2009 at 05:47  

wow crunchy delicious sandwich looks yummy

lubnakarim06 28 May 2009 at 06:25  

Hmmm intresting.....looks yum....

Suparna 28 May 2009 at 06:33  

hey purva,
love sandwiches, open sandwiches are more of a treat to the eyes :) ur preparation looks crispy and bright any number with a dash od sauce for me dear!!!:)

Indian Khana 28 May 2009 at 06:46  

Looks delicious...lovely pic n interestin..

Priya Suresh 28 May 2009 at 07:27  

Yumm yumm...feel like having rite now..

Parita 28 May 2009 at 08:53  

Wow this is such unsual it..will make this soon..have bunch of bread lying in the fridge :)

Deepthi Shankar 28 May 2009 at 09:14  

wow, thatz a delicious sandwich,

Navita (Gupta) Hakim 28 May 2009 at 10:55  

my mom used to make these with left over uttapam batter.. he he ..
how hve u been long time no see :)

Shreya 28 May 2009 at 11:46  

lovely recipe.. i have never had open sandwiches! such a different recipe and love the use of rawa :-)

Finla 28 May 2009 at 13:13  

I have never had this, it looks really so so yummy delicous.

Unknown 28 May 2009 at 14:40  

First time here, and first heard of rava sandwich looks yummy.

Unknown 28 May 2009 at 14:47  

Great Purva... this is a very new concept about Rawa Sandwich... I will try it definitely...

Unknown 28 May 2009 at 15:39  

looks yumm..i made a similar thing once minus the capsicum..this one looks yumm

Khaugiri 28 May 2009 at 17:15  

Lovely Sandwich Purva! I fixed up my tommorow's breakfast :)

Red Chillies 28 May 2009 at 19:40  

nice recipe. I look for such easy and creative bread recipes to feed my little one.

Mangala Bhat 28 May 2009 at 21:18  

Wow ! nice recipe ..very new to me ..Thanks soo much ..i just love sandwiches .Thanks for sharng

Pooja 28 May 2009 at 22:32  

Lovely sandwiches Purva :) Used to make in a similar way but by baking. Love your version :)

Unknown 29 May 2009 at 01:38  

That sounds like a simple and quick snack!

anudivya 29 May 2009 at 05:53  

Looks so easy and fabulous Purva. I will keep this recipe to make sometime.

Padma 30 May 2009 at 21:37  

This is a new recipe ... sandwich looks crispy and delicious ... you have a lovely blog here ... will be back again to visit more ... and also thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments :)

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Sonia 1 June 2009 at 01:21  

Hi Purva, Thanks for dropping by my blog.:)btw, your sandwiches look yummy and easy to make. Will back here soon.

Jaishree Iyer 1 June 2009 at 08:38  

Rawa Sandwich is Very different looks yumm..

Unknown 1 June 2009 at 19:31  

Very unique sandwich, sounds yum !

Vijitha 1 June 2009 at 19:58  

Good one purva! gonna surprise my husband with this one evenin :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar 1 June 2009 at 20:26  

Wow this is a very simple and no fear of dropping the traesure sandwiched btw 2 slices... Kewl!!!

Chriz 2 June 2009 at 12:01  

ill try the sandwich.. looks easy to make for a bachelor...


Vikis Kitchen 2 June 2009 at 18:11  

We too make a sandwich like this, but with egg instead of rawa. Gorgeous sandwich.

Recipeswap 3 June 2009 at 13:24  

This is new to m Purva and I must say that it looks very appetising.

Dreamhomeforu 4 June 2009 at 03:53  

Looks so Yummy.....Very interesting recipe, Must try.

Bhawna 4 June 2009 at 17:53  

It looks deicious, weekend is around the corner. Thats my B'fast this time surely let u know...

Adlak's tiny world 4 June 2009 at 18:12  

They looks so yummy n colorful delicious purva... me too prepare this,instead of rava mixture i use dosa batter with mixed veggies.

Pete 4 June 2009 at 19:20  

Looks simple and delicious. Good way to get my kids to eat some vegetables!

Namratha 5 June 2009 at 03:10  

Wow, that is one delicious sandwich, I can't imagine how it would taste with rava, a must try!

notyet100 5 June 2009 at 06:10  

reminde me of childhood looks so yummy,..

Ammu 5 June 2009 at 06:49  

Simple, delicious & unique. Nice entry.

Sampriti,  6 June 2009 at 09:17  

This rawa sandwich is looking great. I like it. Keep it up. I also visited rakhi festival gifting site, it has nice gifts for rakhi.

Pavithra Elangovan 12 June 2009 at 22:27  

thats looking so yumm yumm

Ashwini 24 June 2009 at 18:42  

sandwich looks yumm... i will try it soon..first time to ur blog.. got good recipes..

if u have time checkout my blog!!! 24 June 2009 at 20:50  

The sandwiches looks amazing..Yummy!!!

Ranjani 22 July 2009 at 15:13  

Very interesting...didn't think you could put sooji on a sandwich!

shibani 20 February 2010 at 03:44  

i made this sandwich today..its yummyyy..thnx purva..


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