KOCHI: The alarm cheats you again and you are late for office.
Draping a saree, making coffee, flitting from one chore to another, and as a healthy and quick option for your kidâ€™s tiffin box, you cut tomatoes, carrots, boiled eggs and cucumber into plump rounds, spread a layer of mayonnaise on one side and a layer of ketchup on the other.
And in less than six minutes you are doe making the sandwiches.
Be it for a quick breakfast or for a laid banck evening snack, Sandwiches have been a part of our cuisine since forever.
As we celebrate the 250th year of its existence, you may want to hear the tale of how sandwiches came into being.
With five cards fanned out in his right hand and a perplexed expression spread across his face, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich ordered something that he could gobble without messing his hands and without deviating from the game.
Beef stuffed between two bread layers, was what he ordered.
Little did he know that he was paving way for one of the most popular dishes ever.
It is highly debatable that sandwiches existed much before they were actually labelled.
â€śSandwiches have always been popular but now a large number of people are conscious about the bread used, hence we have many types of bread on offer, like oatmeal, cereal, whole wheat and Rye bread.
The most popular sandwich is the chicken and cheese sandwich,â€ťsays Rajesh T, a chef at Gokulam Park, Kaloor.
Health awareness and the need to stay fit and trim is a widely noticed change especially amongst the youngsters.
To make your sandwich healthy, rule number one, replace ordinary bread with whole wheat brown bread and rule two, avoid mayonnaise.
Lets focus on two very healthy yet scrumptious sandwich recipes, Blend together a dip using set yogurt, mint leaves and few green chillies.
Spread it on both side of your toasted brown bread.
Add sauted mushrooms, onions, green peas and sliced tomatoes between the two layers.
Use the same dip and replace mushrooms with a grilled chicken breast piece to have the non veg version of this healthy sandwich.
There is another good news awaiting all the Kochi sandwich lovers, Subway has opened its first outlet in Panampally nagar, Kochi.
Apart from all the existing options, here is a whole array of healthy