Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Chicken Finger Sandwiches

No trip to Pune is complete without a visit to Marzorin. It is situated on Main Street in Camp in a tiny little shop three steps above everyone else. Back in the 80s when I used to frequent Marzorin, they had a very short menu. 4 types of sandwiches. 5 types of drinks and a few pastries here and there. Today, Marzorin is a huge 2 story restaurant with a fairly complex menu. My favourite food at Marzorin is still by far the little triangular chicken sandwich. I have tried every possible combination of chicken, spreads and bread to make it taste like the Marzorin. I have come up with many recipes in the process, but the Marzorin combination still eludes me. Here's one of my favourites.

1 cup Grilled Chicken, very finely chopped
8 slices Whole Wheat Bread
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup Cream Cheese
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Salt to taste

Saute grilled chicken with pepper and salt with little oil
Whisk cream cheese and butter till they are completely mixed
Apply mixture generously to two slices
Place some of the chicken mixture on one slice being careful not to put too much. Single layer is much better
Place second slice to make the sandwich.
Press slightly so that chicken is held in place by the butter and cheese
Trim edges and serve with hot chai