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