Recipes/ Sandwiches/ Vegetarian

Tricolor Sandwich

Sandwiches in India are probably a legacy of the British Raj.  As with any other imports to India, these have been given a quintessential Indian touch.  My mother used to make these sandwiches occasionally when I was young, they stand out in my memory since the colors remind me of the Indian flag – saffron, white and green.


  • White Bread: 4 slices
  • Cilantro Chutney: 1 tsp
  • Butter: 1 tsp
  • Tomato Ketchup: 1 tsp



Place the 4 slices of bread atop each other and then slice off the brown edges.


Apply a layer of the cilantro chutney on the first slice, this will form the base.


Apply a layer of butter on the second slice and place it above the first, with the buttered layer on the top.


Apply a layer of ketchup to the third slice and place it above the second slice, with the ketchup layer on the top.


Place the fourth slice of bread on the top.


Carefully cut the sandwich along the diagonals to form four bite size sandwiches.

These can be made in advance but they should be kept moist in order to prevent them from drying.  My mother would place them on a plate and cover them with a moist handkerchief.


  • Recipe for the cilantro chutney has been posted under the “Chutney” category of this blog.
  • I loved these as a kid and I guess this would make an attractive snack for kids.

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