I ordered a panini maker online but couldn’t use it as it wasn’t the kind I had ordered. I was really disappointed as I was looking forward to making some paninis using a spicy mixed vegetable filling the kind you use to make samosas. So I improvised and made them using a frying pan like my son used to make them when he was at Uni. He used to make these with vegetables and cheese and by the time he finished Uni – the frying pan was too marked to bring home. I have named these sandwiches somasini on the suggestion of an Instagram follower:
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- 1 medium potato – cut into small cubes
- 1 onion- chopped finely
- 2 cup of any frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 chilies chopped finely (green or red are fine)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp splenda or sugar
- 1 tsp garam masala
- a handful of chopped coriander
- some green chutney to spread on the panini
- 4-6 paninis
- some butter
- any dip, chutney or ketchup for garnishing
- 1 tbls oil
- Heat the oil in a non stick saucepan or wok and stir fry the onions. Once the onions look glazed, add the potato cubes and mixed vegetables. Stir these and add the salt, pepper, green chilies and allow them to soften. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if the mixture is sticking to the bottom. Once the vegetables are soft, add the lemon juice, sugar, coriander and the garam masala. Stir and remove from heat.
- Cut the panini in half and butter the outer layers. Heat a non stick frying pan and keep the paninis on the frying pan with the buttered side below. Put some of the spicy mixture on the paninis and spread some of the green chutney below or over the mixture. Cover the paninis cook them by pressing them with a large spatula. Turn them over and cooking until they are a bit brown.
3. Once hot and crispy serve them hot with crisps and any condiments like chutney or tomato ketchup.
These somasinis tasted great and we really didn’t need a panini maker for making them. Do have a go at making these somasinis.
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