Tri-color Pinwheel Sandwich – Happy Birthday Mom & Celebrating 64 years of Independence – Jai Hind!

Today is mom’s birthday. She is the most special person in my life. I’ve been told lately many a times, that I’m strong – some in derision & some in awe. I wish to tell you mom today that this strength has come from you. I’ve seen you brave life and circumstances as a woman should. You have risen upto the challenge and given your best. You have never as kids let us down in any way & always pushed us to do our best and leave the rest to fate. I love you mom!

Pin Wheel Sandwich

Pin Wheel Sandwich

During school days, Independence Day being next day to mom’s bday, 2 days were like extended break – one at home and other in school. After all these years, I thought of celebrating this extended weekend – Rakhi, Mother’s Birthday & Independence Day – by posting something which has childhood memories, mom’s recipe & at the same time it represents India.

This a sandwich which my mom used to make while we were kids and I loved it. I still love it very much and got my mother to make it again for me while I was visiting her. Here is my favourite sandwich made by mom and enjoyed by me.

Pin Wheel Sandwich –

Recipe Source – My mother

Ingredients –

  • 1 – Big Bread, sliced lenghtwise (horizontal)
  • 1/4 Cup – Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup – Green Chutney
  • 1/4 Cup – Butter

Method –

  1. Wet cheesecloth or fine muslin. Spread on a tabletop or work surface.
  2. Take arolling pin & lightly roll 3 slices of bread separately, as to slightly flatten the bread slice without breaking it.

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

  3. Now spread butter on one slice, chutney on second & sauce on third slice.
  4. Place all slices on top of each other with butter slice in middle.
  5. Now take one end (smaller edge) of the bread sandwich & start rolling it towards the other end. Roll firmly & evenly.
  6. Once rolled, roll them in aluminium foil or cling film tightly. I had run out of foil/ film so I used plain paper.

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

  7. Twist the edges of the foil/ film like a toffee. Now refrigerate for 1/2-1 hr or even overnight.

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

  8. Remove from refrigerator, slice & serve cold with tea or coffee or in kid’s tiffin. :)

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

    Pin Wheel Sandwich

This tastes so good, I can’t describe. Even my son lapped it up happily which is quite an achievement as he is as fussy an eater as a kid can be. I can eat slices of it without keeping a tab. Happy Birthday Mom, we love you! :)

  • Birthday wishes to your mom and our Mother India both. The pinwheels looks super tempting and well done :)

  • My search for pinwheel sandwiches landed me here, Deepali :-) Nice method there, although I wonder if I get that big a loaf piece (the spread and rolled out bread looks unusually long in ur pic :-)).. Will try this out for my kid soon !