Dahi sandwich is simple to make. This recipe makes for a healthy and filling breakfast or snack. You can even pack this for your kids snack box, they are sure to love it. my version of the recipe is simple without any veggies, but feel free to add vegetables of your choice (read notes below for variations).
In fact, this sandwich originated from Dahi toast recipe that I made sometime back. The idea of toast was to seal the dahi filling nicely inside the bread and shallow fry it, but the bread absorbed too much oil on frying. Just one slice of bread-dahi toast was so heavy. And then, I planned to use this filling in my sandwich someday. And I am glad I did, because they were delicious.
The only challenge here is that you cannot make dahi sandwich if you crave for one instantly, a little but simple prep work is needed before you start. This is because of the curd/dahi filling. What we use here is hung curd – curd/yogurt drained out of its water completely. This process will take some time. so, if you can make hung curd (check notes below) in advance then rest of the steps are the simpler. Give it some flavour, spread it on bread and grill it.
Steps:In a bowl, mix together hung curd, onions, coriander leaves, oregano, chilli flakes, pepper powder and salt . Gently spread spoonful of the filling on one slice of bread and seal it with another. Spread 1 tsp of butter on the pan .
- Bread slices - 2
- Hung curd - 1/2 cup
- Onions 1 small
- Coriander leaves small bunch
- Cheese slice - 1
- Oregano 2 tsp
- Chilli flakes 1-2 tsp
- Pepper powder 1 tsp
- Fresh cream/ milk 2 tsp (optional)
- Butter 2-4 tsp
- Finely chop onions, coriander leaves and the cheese slice .
- In a bowl, mix together hung curd, onions, coriander leaves, oregano, chilli flakes, pepper powder and salt .
- If the filling is too thick - add 1-2 tsp of fresh cream or milk and mix well .
- Heat a grill pan or normal pan (tawa) .
- Gently spread spoonful of the filling on one slice of bread and seal it with another.
- Spread 1 tsp of butter on the pan .
- Carefully place the bread and toast till the base turns golden brown. Toast the bread on low flame.
- Gently flip and roast till golden brown .
- Serve warm with mint chutney or ketchup .
- Tie some curd in muslin cloth and leave it to hang for about 3-4 hours to drain the water. another quick method is to line a sieve with muslin cloth and leave the curd on it for an hour. Later, gather all the ends of the cloth, bundle it and apply some weight on it for about 30 minutes. If leave overnight, then transfer this entire set up into the refrigerator to avoid curd becoming sour. Use fresh curd/yogurt only, they have slight sweetish tinge to it. I used around 200 ml of fresh curd and got about a cup of hung curd .
- To the hung curd, you can add boiled/steamed corn, capsicum or coloured peppers, small paneer dices, boiled and crumbled potato .
- 3.Milk can be used in place of fresh cream.
- 4.If you would like a open toast, then apply the dahi spread on the bread, layer with grated cheese or cheese slice, sprinkle some seasoning on top of it and toast it on low flame on a tawa with the lid closed. The heat should be very low, else you will end up with burnt bread and cheese will not have melted. 5. For healthier options, you can use multigrain or whole wheat bread.