July 4th was celebrated as American Independence day with fireworks,parades,cakes,barbecues,carnivals, concerts, family reunions and ceremonies.
August 15th happens to be India’s Independence day. Indians across the globe are celebrating their 68th year of independence with joy and fervor.
At midnight of 15 August, 1947, India achieved Independence.The Indian tricolor (saffron, green and white) flag was unfurled by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, at the Red Fort of Delhi, marking the birth of world’s biggest democracy.
Today, the flag can be seen throughout India during Independence Day celebrations being hoisted up flagpoles in ceremonies to decorating the homes of Indian people.
I thought this was a wonderful opportunity to make a delicious tricolor snack representing the Indian flag for all my friends who are celebrating this day.
For the orange/red layer:
For the white layer:
- 12 Bread slices with crusts removed
For the green layer:
- Coriander leaves 1 cup
- Mint leaves 1 cup
- Green chillies 2
- salt to taste
- dash of lemon
- peanut butter 2 tbsp.
Grind together to form a smooth paste.
For the batter:
Mix with water to form a thick pancake batter.
Chickpea flour should be easily available in any Indian store. If you can’t get hold of it make a pancake batter with self raising flour, milk, eggs, salt and pepper.
Spread some green chutney over one slice of bread and smooth it with a butter knife. Cover it with the second slice. Spread some tomato ketchup over it and cover with the third slice. Now cut this sandwich into four equal squares.
Dip each mini square sandwich into the batter and deep fry in hot oil.
Happy Independence day to all my Indian friends and readers especially
Deepa, Charanya, Malar, Chitra Jagadish, Aiman, Vidya, Nimmi Afzal, Suma, Anjana, Radhika, Bhakti, Ishika, Indu, Aiswarya, Bandhna kaur, Sanjana Soni,Kruti Mehta, Shailja, Ahila,Indira,Aruna and Sonal