Curd sandwiches or Yoghurt Sandwiches is a delicious and healthy vegetarian sandwich recipe made using hung curd (thick yoghurt) and lots of fresh vegetables. The sandwiches are easy to make and are great for breakfast or kids lunch box. In this post first we will make hung curd at home & then use it as filling for making filling for sandwiches.
These curd sandwiches taste yummy and also you will not feel heavy or bloated after eating them. They are low in calories as they do not contain any mayonnaise or processed cheese.
As we all know curd or yoghurt has multiple benefits which includes aiding in digestion, helping in loosing weight and acting as immunity booster etc. These health benefits of curd when combined with fresh vegetables makes it as excellent choice for morning breakfast. The vegetables are rich source of fibre and also provide many essential vitamins and minerals to the body.
I have used carrots, capsicums and onion in this hung curd sandwich recipe. You can use cabbage, sweet corn or peas also. The vegetables give a crunch and slight sweetness to the sandwich. Along with the veggies, a little quantity of flax seeds have also been used.
Flax seeds are quite good for health as it contains proteins, Omega-3, fibre, magnesium and phosphorus. Adding small quantities of flax seeds in everyday diet aids in improving skin texture and weight loss. I have used regular sandwich bread in this recipe. Brown bread, whole wheat bread or multi grain bread can also be used.
Hung Curd can be easily prepared at home. It is basically curd or yoghurt drained of all its water. It can be made by tying some curd in a muslin cloth and leave it hanging for 2-3 hours or till all of its water is completely drained out. You can even place a sieve over a utensil, place a muslin cloth over it and pour the curd over it. Let all the water drain. You can keep this arrangement in fridge if it is hot outside. The curd left behind in the sieve is hung curd.
You can use butter, ghee or olive oil for grilling these sandwiches. I have roasted these sandwiches on non stick pan. You can even use electric sandwich maker for grilling.
Hope you would like this tasty yet healthy Hung Curd sandwich recipe!!
List of Ingredients: (Makes 4 sandwiches)
- Bread Slices-8
- Hung Curd (Yoghurt)- 1 cup
- Small Carrot-1
- Capsicum (Bell Pepper)-1/2
- Medium Onion-1
- Salt-1 tsp (or to taste)
- Black Pepper-3/4 tsp
- Roasted Flax seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Sesame Seeds-1 tsp (optional)
- Butter/Ghee/Oil-For cooking
1. You can add any veggies of your choice in sandwich filling like cabbage, boiled sweet corn, peas, red & yellow bell peppers etc.
2. For making these curd sandwiches you can use homemade bread, whole wheat or multigrain bread too.
3. Adding flax seeds or sesame seeds is optional.
Steps To Prepare:
To make hung curd at home, transfer curd on a sieve and place it over a bowl. Transfer this set up in fridge & let it rest for at least 2-3 hours. You can even leave it overnight.
After some time, you will notice how all the excess water from curd has dripped in the bowl below it.
The one left in the bowl is all thick & creamy. We will use this hung curd in sandwich filling. Keep it aside.
Finely chop the carrot, capsicum and onion. Make sure the pieces are not big otherwise they will pierce the sandwich bread.
Add the chopped vegetable to hung curd. Add salt, black pepper and roasted flax seeds also.
Mix well all the ingredients to form even mixture.
Take two bread slices. Evenly spread the hung curd mixture on one of the slices. Place the other slice over it. Repeat the process for other slices.
Heat a non stick pan or tawa. Spread some butter on it. Add little amount of sesame seeds. Place the sandwich over it let it roast.
Gently press it with kitchen spatula for even browning.
Repeat the process for other side as well.
Enjoy these low calories delicious hung curd sandwiches with ketchup or mustard sauce!!
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