INGREDIENTS (240 ml cup used)
- Eggs – 2 boiled
- Bread – 4 slices or 2 pav or buns
- Refined oil for making the stuffing – 2 teaspoon
- Butter or mayonnaise for smearing on the bread – 1 teaspoon (optional)
- Potato – 1 or 2, boiled and mashed
- Onion – 1 large, sliced thinly
- Garlic – 1 large clove, chopped finely (optional)
- Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
- Green chilly – 1, chopped finely (optional)
- Garam masala or black pepper powder or cajun spice mix – ¼ teaspoon
- Mixed dried herbs of your choice (rosemary, thyme, dried fenugreek leaves) – ¼ teaspoon or as needed (optional)
- Carrots, cucumber and lettuce – ¼ cup, grated or sliced thinly
- Lemon juice(optional) – few drops
- Boil the eggs, remove the shells and slice each egg to 3 to 4 slices and keep them aside.
- Cut the edges of the bread and spread butter or mayonnaise on one side of each bread slice.
- Heat a pan with oil, add cumin seeds and garlic, when the garlic is slightly fried and it starts giving out its aroma, add the onions and sprinkle salt. Sauté till the onions turn golden and transparent.
- Add green chilly (optional), dried herbs and a pinch of garam masala (optional). Add boiled and mashed potato and fry for about a minute till the ingredients are mixed well and give off a nice aroma.
- Add the grated carrot, cucumber and lettuce once the mixture cools down to room temperature. You can add few drops of lemon juice to the mixture.
- Toast the unbuttered sides of bread till golden and slightly crusty. Spread a thin layer of potato stuffing on the buttered side of one slice of bread, place the sliced eggs on top and spread another layer of stuffing.
- Place the other slice of bread on top and press it lightly with the wooden spoon. Boiled egg sandwich is ready.
- If you have a sandwich maker you do not have to toast the bread slices. Just prepare the sandwich as instructed and put it in the sandwich maker. Boiled egg sandwich can also be served without toasting the bread at all.
Eggs provide many important nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, folate, iron, zinc and high-quality protein. The egg yolk contains all of an egg’s vitamin A, D, and E; and almost all the vitamin B12, choline, folic acid and vitamin B3. Eggs help in building antibodies and are good for skin, teeth, bones and eyes. One large hard-boiled egg that weighs 50 grams has 78 calories.