When Chef’s @ Home

It was a long weekend this week. 

Friday saw us partying with our friends. And we hit the bed after 2 am!

As a resultant to that, woke up at 8 am with a start, the next day, as it suddenly dawned that it was the Parent Teacher Meet at the kid’s school.

Got ready in a jiffy and then woke the kid and pestered him to get ready too. In the meanwhile, lined up the work for the maids and a glass of milk for the kid and by 8.45 am, the kid and I were out of the home.

Fortunately we were very early at the school, so could meet the teacher and discuss/share all the queries and progress at length.

After finishing the meeting at school, as soon as I sat in the car in peace, my tummy gave a big loud growl. It was its way of telling that I had not even had my ‘bed’ tea and was starving!

Immediately, I called up hubby who was enjoying the highlights of some very old cricket match at home and told him to prepare something to eat for us. Now, these are the perks of having a partner who is passionate about cooking, who can create magic in the kitchen at a moment’s notice, any time. Of course, you need to excuse the mess that’s created along with the magic!

When we reached home, the first sight that hit my eyes was the beautifully laid plates for us on the dining table.

It’s the Double Decker 3C Sandwich Pakora! 

It’s innovated by hubby! 

And here’s the secret recipe for that…


For Batter
· Gram Flour (Besan) : 1 cup
· Aniseed (Ajwain) : 1/2 tsp
· Cumin Seeds (Jeera) : 1/2 tsp
· Fennel Seeds (Saunf) : 1/2 tsp
· Turmeric Powder : 1/4th tsp
· Red Chilli Powder to taste
· Salt to taste
· Water

For Filling

· Cheese Spread : 3 Tbsp
· Chive (onion) : 1 finely chopped
· Chilli (green) : 2 finely chopped.

Other Ingredients

· Bread : 6 slices cut into triangles
· Oil for frying


  1. Mix all the ingredients of the batter to form a batter of thick consistency.
  2. Whisk all the 3 Cs of the filling too.
  3. Apply a layer of the filling in between the 2 bread slices.
  4.   Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Dip bread sandwich in the batter and fry till crisp on medium flame.
  6. Serve the Double Decker 3C Sandwich Pakora hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.
No points for guessing, the Double Decker 3C Sandwich Pakora tasted YUM which we gobbled up in minutes!
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18 thoughts on “When Chef’s @ Home

  1. Wow! ‘Double Decker 3C Sandwich Pakora’… sounds pretty exotic! And must be yummy too… which you have already certified 🙂

    P.S. Wish you a very happy and prosperous year ahead!

  2. Wow ! That’s cool.
    Actually anything made with love by hubby dear is a treat.
    My hubby, though cannot make these special dishes, I relish the only dish he makes…”egg bhurji”
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. Yummylicious! We make it without the filling now this weekend its going to be Double Decker 3C Sandwich Pakora at our home. Will try to make it as a visual recipe in GingerChai too 🙂

    Happy New year!!

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