BESAN SANDWICHES- Taste as good as they look!


1.jpg You’ve always served your kid with sandwiches for his lunchbox, either a nice veggie filled one or one that is packed with chicken or fish. While these are quick and easy to make, there is another way to serve breads that we have found is an exciting way to use vegetables as well- Just dunk them into a veggie-filled batter, fry them to a crisp, and these BESAN SANDWICHES are good to be gobbled up. Read and follow the recipe below; Ingredients:

  • Besan or gram flour
  • Bread
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Ginger
  • Green chillies
  • Coriander leaves
  • Turmeric powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Asafetida
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • In a bowl or small pan, take finely chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves. Everything has to be finely chopped. 2
  • Add besan/gram flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • Pour in the water and whisk it to a medium consistency. There should be no lumps in the batter. Avoid making the batter too thin. 3
  • Heat 1 tbsp. oil for frying in a tava or frying pan.
  • Slice the bread into two. Then dip the bread slice in the batter. With your hands, coat the bread slice evenly with the batter. Also place the chopped onions & tomatoes on the bread slices with your hands. Don’t keep the bread too long in the batter as then the slice breaks.


  • Place the batter coated bread slices on the tava. When the base is cooked and browned, flip and fry the other side. 5
  • Flip and fry a couple of times to get even browning and cooking. Fry the remaining bread slices in the same way. You can add more oil if required while frying the remaining batch.
  • Once done, remove the bread slices from the pan and serve the Besan toasts immediately or pack it for the kid’s lunch with a little tomato ketchup on the side and garnished with coriander.

  Reference: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com


EGG ROLLS, they wouldn’t stop at just one!

 Egg Rolls

Finger foods and kids, they go so well together. Besides these foods being delicious, they are no mess and can be rustled up quickly. Make these delicious EGG ROLLS for your child’s lunch box and see . All it needs is Chickpeas to be prepped the previous day and everything else just comes together in a jiffy. Whats more, the way they look can get even the most stubborn eater hooked :)


  • 4 hard – boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. Very finely sliced green beans
  • 4 tbsp. grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 slices bread – ground in a mixture to get one cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ tbsp. salt, ½ tbsp. pepper
  • ½ tbsp. prepared mustard or 1 tbsp. mustard powder, 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • Oil for frying



  1. Begin by grating the boiled eggs in a small bowl. Add in the onions, green beans, cheese, corn starch, salt, pepper, ketchup and mustard and finally add the breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix the mixture thoroughly and shape it into oblong rolls. When done, keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry rolls, few at a time, on medium heat, till the rolls turn golden brown. Finally, drain them on absorbent paper.
  4. Serve these Egg Rolls as an evening snack with some sauce on the side.

These delicious tasty Egg Rolls make for a quick and healthy snack option for the kids evening tea. When you make them, we’d love to see what you do. Share with us photos on your version of these rolls on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/kidsdirectorybangalore

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