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Finger Sandwiches

These mouthwatering finger sandwiches are great for any picnic or party. The flavored cream cheese spread with different herbs give a unique taste, and has a nice crunch with every bite. The recipes are for four different sandwiches: Tomato, Cabbage, Cucumber and Pineapple. You can prepare one or all four of these varieties, as they are quite easy to make.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
10 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 8 slice white bread firm
  • 5 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 green chili, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Hari Cilantro Chutney recipe is on the web site
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped hara dhania
  • 1 tbsp mint finely chopped podhina
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup cabbage finely chopped band gobhi
  • 8 slices cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 pickled peperoncini, finely diced

Instructions

  • Trim sides of each slice of bread. Set aside.
  • Divide the cream cheese into four equal parts.

Tomato Sandwich

  • To one part of the cream cheese add black pepper, 1 teaspoon ginger, mint leaves and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture onto 2 slices of bread. Place tomato slices and top with the other slice of bread to make the sandwich. Cut into 4 pieces, garnish with a dab of spread and put small piece of tomato.

Cabbage Sandwich

  • To one part of the cream cheese add cabbage, 1 tablespoon of cilantro, 1 teaspoon ginger, half of the green chili (adjust to taste) and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Spread mixture onto one slice of bread and top with another slice to make sandwich. Cut into 4 pieces and garnish with a dab of the spread.

Cucumber Sandwich

  • To one part of the cream cheese add Hari Cilantro Chutney. Mix well.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture onto 2 slices of bread. Place cucumber slices and top with the other slice of bread to make the sandwich. Cut into 4 pieces, garnish with a dab of spread and a sliver of cucumber.

Pineapple Sandwich

  • To one part of the cream cheese add pineapple, black pepper, 1 teaspoon ginger, pepperchini (adjust to taste), and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Spread mixture onto one slice of bread and top with another slice to make the sandwich. Cut into 4 pieces and garnish with a dab of the spread.

Notes

Tips: 
You can easily prepare these finger sandwiches with yogurt if you prefer.
How to remove the water from yogurt, also known hung yogurt:
Place a muslin or cheesecloth over a strainer and pour yogurt to drain the water.Gently squeeze the yogurt to remove excess water, making sure not to let the yogurt drain through. Place a bowl underneath the strainer and place in a refrigerator for at least 6 hours to drain more water. Yogurt will become thick in consistency, just like cream cheese.