I can’t really explain to you what possessed me to create this. I’d love to have some kind of inspirational story to tell you but, in reality, I just flung together some leftovers from the fridge to make lunch and ended up with this – an indian inspired veggie club sandwich, complete with flatbreads and curried aubergine. I’m always up for a mish mash of god-knows-what and this did not disappoint.
Now, I did not make said flatbreads – I got them out of a packet. The packet said they were gujarati flatbreads, however having looked up gujarati flatbreads online, I’m slightly sceptical because they look nothing like anybody else’s gujarati flatbreads.
So let’s just call them flatbreads.
The curried aubergine was leftover from the night before, as was the mango chutney and the beetroot and chickpea dip.
And then I raided the salad drawer.
That was essentially the process of creating this veggie club sandwich.
Now if that doesn’t have you sitting back in your chair thinking, “wow, this woman really knows what she’s doing!” I don’t know what will! Ahaha.
Other people research ingredients, test flavour combinations and make notes… I simply pray to the refrigerator Gods for good luck and get on with it. All I can say is, I must be in favour with the refrigerator Gods because, more often than not, something delicious is produced and I leave the kitchen feeling like a magician.
- 2 flatbreads, cut into quarters
- A few tablespoons of curried aubergine (warm or cold – though I think I may be the only person on the planet who likes cold curry)
- 2 tbsp of mango chutney
- 4 tbsp beetroot and chickpea dip (just blend tinned chickpeas and a little beetroot with lemon juice, garlic and extra virgin olive oil)
- 1 avocado, de-seeded and sliced
- Half a red bell pepper, sliced
- A handful of shredded purple cabbage
- A handful of washed spinach leaves
You only actually need 6 pieces of the 8 pieces of flatbread that you have available to you (3 for each sandwich). What you do with those extra two pieces is up to you. I ate them whilst constructing and photographing the sandwiches, but you could make another sandwich with them, add another layer to your sandwiches, save them for a rainy day… whatever you feel like!
Then just layer all of the ingredients evenly between the flatbreads and secure with a skewer.
That’s literally it.
Oh and by the way, there is no polite way of eating this veggie club sandwich. You will get it all over your face. Just saying.