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I believe that salt is to food, what food is to life. In right proportions, it can heighten the taste of what you eat..and in the wrong - destroy! Even the most delicious sweets come added with some salt...to taste!

As for me, I've never enjoyed cooking. And as contrary to my owning a food-blog as it may sound, I always think about daily, routine cooking as a chore. But my tryst with the pots and pans began when I got a kitchen all to myself...I began experimenting and exploring new worlds in my own home. Some outcomes were excellent and some plain disasters. Then sprouted the need to keep track of all those good ones...and hence this blog!

Here, I share those experiments that pleased more than one palate!

September 9, 2009

Gone Clubbing

There were those days when we went out sometime in the evening to my Dad's Billiard's Club back in Bangalore. It would be too early for supper and too late for lunch. Yet, we would crave to eat something from the delicious menu the Club Kitchen had to offer. In most cases we would settle in for a ...well you got it, Club sandwich. Hmm, guess that's how it got its name?!? Well, I don't know too much about that, but if there is anything I know, its my version of a healthy toasted club sandwich. I normally have this at lunch time, but you could have it just about anytime you crave a crunchy, filling meal. Trust me, it doesn't get easier than this!


3 slices - White Bread (You can use whole grain to make it healthier, but clubs taste best with white)
3/4 Cup - Iceberg Lettuce, chopped
2 slices - Large Tomatoes
4 slices - Large Red Onions
1 tbsp - Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing (I've used Ranch dressing)
1/2 tsp - Mustard sauce
1/2 tsp - Tomato Ketchup (I've used Maggie Hot n Sweet - Available in Indian stores)
A slice of Cheese (Optional. I've skipped this.)
A pinch of pepper
And, of course, some salt to taste!!

- Toast the bread slices. Skip this step if you like soft sandwiches. I toast them so they wont get soggy
- Mix ketchup and mustard in a bowl. Spread it on one side of a toasted slice
- Assemble veggies on this in the order you like and sprinkle salt and pepper. Leave lettuce some for the next layer
- Stash on another slice of bread. Top with cheese and left over lettuce
- Cover with the last slice and press down to put everything together
- Cut in half, diagonally

Serving Suggestion
You could add a veggie/meat patty to make this a complete meal.

SERVES 2 (as a snack)

This yummy snack is off to Mahima's Cooking Basics Event @ Indian Vegetarian Kitchen.


  1. sandwich looks yummy. could you please mention my event link in your post?