Equity Sandwich is what we call it at home, I have no idea what others do – but I believe it is a household dish in most Gujarati homes. Don’t ask me why, because I have no answers, and I know better than to argue with my mother and her sisters. But a bit of digging leads me to believe that the toaster equipment was made by a brand called equity – someone please verify this for me!
Equity chamcho is what we kids made a large meal out of – and I mean LARGE. Each of us sat with at least 3 chamchos, half a bottle of ketchup and tall glass of cold coffee made from whole milk and a heavy dose of vanilla ice cream. There was no messing about in this meal. Occasionally, if the gods were kind (read: my mother), we got French fries too.
For the longest time I beleived equity referred to the filling – shredded cabbage, tomatoes, maybe carrots, salt, pepper, red chilli powder and lemon juice along with a lot of Amul cheese – but that’s just our home! Stuffed between classic white bread, slathered in Amul butter and put in a handheld equipment and grilled over an open flame. Nothing beats this charring taste!
We recreated this for one of the BBQ lunches we had – placing it on the hot coals, lending it’s delicious flavour and aroma!
Coal from coconut shells: here
Equipment: handheld sandwich maker
- 6 bread slices
- ½ cup shredded cabbage
- ¼ - ½ cup cheese, shredded (personal choice)
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Equipment: handheld sandwich maker https://amzn.to/39cb5ek
- In a bowl mix the cheese, cabbage, onion, tomato, salt, red chili powder and lemon juice together
- Place the mixture between two slices of bread and fasten
- Generously butter the outside part of the bread slices and place into the handheld sandwich toaster
- Place on the gas flame for 3-4 minutes on each side
- Serve warm with ketchup and mustard on the side
- On a coal-grill:
- Place the handheld sandwich maker on the hot coals for 5-7 minutes on each side, checking occasionally