Put an interesting spin on your usual lunch with this Tandoori Sweet Potato Sandwich. The Mint-Cilantro chutney packs quite a punch!
My husband decided last week that he was going to make himself salads and sandwiches for lunch everyday, and after watching him assemble the saddest looking lunches for a week, I intervened. These Tandoori Sweet Potato Sandwiches are a by-product of that intervention. Neat huh? Now that’s what lunches are supposed to look like!!!
Why sweet potatoes? 1. I did not have any potatoes 2. Sweet potatoes are so much more nutritious than regular potatoes 3. The sweet potatoes mingle with the creamy yogurt marinade to create a very interesting palette of tastes.
So if you want, make this sandwich with regular potatoes, paneer, chicken, what have you. Just adjust the baking times accordingly and you have yourself a very, very interesting lunch!
I am also having so much fun using my new Bamboo steamer. It’s super petite (6 inches wide) and adorable and I’m getting a LOT of use out of it. Although, the cuteness is super distracting and the bamboo fragrance intoxicating- I almost scalded myself today as I tried to ‘sniff’ the steam! If you don’t have a steamer, just microwave the sweet potatoes (or boil them!). Whatever works. Just don’t let them get mushy! You want it to cook through, but still firm.
Marinate the sweet potatoes in yogurt and spices for a half hour. Longer, if you have the time, but 30 mins should do the trick! If you have a tandoor oven at home, urgh! Can we be neighbours? I’ll move in next door, wherever you are! If you don’t, well, an oven works just about fine, provided you finish with a charring grill!
Serve the Tandoori Sweet Potato hot with a creamy mint chutney while the crispness still lasts! It’ll still taste great when it goes cold and soft, but then, why would you let such deliciousness sit out for that long without purpose? Why?
When you make these (which I really think you SHOULD!), be sure to SHARE YOUR PHOTOS with me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see what you cook from here and will share it with pride on my social media feeds.
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