Today is mom’s birthday. She is the most special person in my life. I’ve been told lately many a times, that I’m strong – some in derision & some in awe. I wish to tell you mom today that this strength has come from you. I’ve seen you brave life and circumstances as a woman should. You have risen upto the challenge and given your best. You have never as kids let us down in any way & always pushed us to do our best and leave the rest to fate. I love you mom!
During school days, Independence Day being next day to mom’s bday, 2 days were like extended break – one at home and other in school. After all these years, I thought of celebrating this extended weekend – Rakhi, Mother’s Birthday & Independence Day – by posting something which has childhood memories, mom’s recipe & at the same time it represents India.
This a sandwich which my mom used to make while we were kids and I loved it. I still love it very much and got my mother to make it again for me while I was visiting her. Here is my favourite sandwich made by mom and enjoyed by me.
Pin Wheel Sandwich –
Recipe Source – My mother
- 1 – Big Bread, sliced lenghtwise (horizontal)
- 1/4 Cup – Tomato Sauce
- 1/4 Cup – Green Chutney
- 1/4 Cup – Butter
- Wet cheesecloth or fine muslin. Spread on a tabletop or work surface.
- Take a rolling pin & lightly roll 3 slices of bread separately, as to slightly flatten the bread slice without breaking it.
- Now spread butter on one slice, chutney on second & sauce on third slice.
- Place all slices on top of each other with butter slice in middle.
- Now take one end (smaller edge) of the bread sandwich & start rolling it towards the other end. Roll firmly & evenly.
- Once rolled, roll them in aluminium foil or cling film tightly. I had run out of foil/ film so I used plain paper.
- Twist the edges of the foil/ film like a toffee. Now refrigerate for 1/2-1 hr or even overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator, slice & serve cold with tea or coffee or in kid’s tiffin. 🙂
This tastes so good, I can’t describe. Even my son lapped it up happily which is quite an achievement as he is as fussy an eater as a kid can be. I can eat slices of it without keeping a tab. Happy Birthday Mom, we love you! 🙂