I grew up eating a version of this sandwich that my mom used to make for us growing up. Which was kind of a loose adaptation of a popular Indian street food called Bombay Sandwich. Mummy used to smother the bread slices with salted Amul butter because, like anyone who has an Indian mom would relate to this, she always felt we aren’t eating enough and were always “so thin”. So best way to pump calories into your “thin” kids, add tons of ghee and butter into everything! Well, it worked in her case, because we loved everything with butter and ghee.
So her version had butter on the bread slices, followed by green chutney, slices of cucumber, onion and tomato and that was our sandwich. Most probably the only sandwich we knew. My kids on the other hand aren’t that naive and have an opinion! So this sandwich was created in association with and with a very active involvement of an 8 yr. old and a 3 yr. old. This goes in their lunch box very often and the lunchbox then comes home empty in most cases. Its simple, light on the stomach and makes for a good lunch on a hot day. Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich.
Ingredients: Serves 2-4 hungry kids
8 bread slices (any variety will do- whole wheat, multigrain or old fashioned white)
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese
1 teaspoon dill (optional)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 cup (thinly sliced) cucumber
In a bowl mix together, cream cheese, goat cheese, salt, pepper and dill (if using).
Spread on one side of all these bread slices.
Layer cucumber slices, single layer, on four sides of the bread, cheese spread side up.
Place the other slices on top of the cucumber layer of the breads. This time cheese spread side down, facing the cucumber layer. Making a sandwich.
Gently press the sandwich for the layers to stick. Now cut the crust if you like and cut the sandwich into four squares.
Pack in sandwich bags or place in your kids’ lunchbox for them to enjoy when they like!