History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines. The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.
Blanch (put in boiling water for four-five minutes and remove) the carrot, French beans and cauliflower. Drain and leave them aside. In a bowl take the potatoes, add onion and the blanched vegetables.
Add salt, red chilli powder and pomegranate seeds and mix well. Divide the mixture and grated cheese into four equal parts. Apply half the butter on one side of all the bread slices. Spread mixture on the buttered side of four bread slices followed by grated cheese.
Cover all the sandwiches with the remaining buttered slices. Butter the inside of a sandwich toaster with the remaining quantity and toast sandwiches till golden brown.
Serve hot with coriander and mint chutney or tomato ketchup.
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