Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sandwich with delicious yogurt spread

You are going whaat, aren't you? But this yogurt cheese spread is delicious. It is even better when made like a toasted cheese sandwich. I had eaten something of this type several years back. I recreated this using a few versions found here and there. The yogurt does not disintegrate, if you are worried. It is almost like cream cheese and of course, so good for you.

Sandwiches with yogurt spread-6 sandwiches

1 cup low-fat yogurt, strained well for several hours
1/2 a medium onion, finely chopped
1-2 T cilantro or herbs of your choice
2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
salt, pepper
1-2 tsp mint chutney(optional)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika

Mix all the above. Prepare a tadka of 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds in 1/4 tsp oil. Add to the yogurt mixture.

12 slices of bread (normal sliced bread is fine)
Butter, for toasting (optional)

Spread the yogurt mixture on six slices and cover with the remaining slices. Butter the sandwiches on the outside, if needed. Toast in a skillet or in a sandwich maker.

The spread is full of Indian flavors. But you can almost add any flavors to it. It is a light, delicious snack.


  1. Mika, sounds delicious and healthy. Almost like a soft goat cheese or boursin kind of spread. I love soft cheeses, so I'm going to try this. Does the yogurt get gooey after toasting and make the bread soggy?

  2. Hi! The yogurt gets a little softer and slightly gooey like how cream cheese gets. But this sandwich like a grilled cheese sandwich has to be eaten at once. It is not soggy if you eat it right away.

    Another tip is strain the yogurt for at least half a day and then use. I used homemade yogurt made with 2% milk.

  3. Happy Belated Blog birthday.
    Have posted one of ur recipes on my curry mela

  4. Belated Happy Birthday green jackfruit..
    And i love your toast..I can imagine how tastier it'll be..Anyway wonderful creativity..

  5. yup. I really like the hung curd taste, makes for great dips.