Tiranga Sandwich (tri-colored bread fritters)


Nostalgia is on my mind today. It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since I left home to come to US. In lieu of India’s independence day yesterday, I bring to you a recipe that resembles the colors in the Indian flag.

This is a very famous tea time snack consumed in various parts of India – especially North. There are different ways to prepare this snack – stuff it with potatoes or paneer slices or just deep fry gram flour coated bread. Today’s recipe  uses tomato ketchup and green chutney that add beautiful colors and taste. I assure you once you take a bite you would want to take many more 🙂



6 – 9 bread slices (use sandwich bread slices)

1/2 cup gram flour

1/2 cup water

salt to taste

1/2 cup green chutney

1/2 cup tomato ketchup

oil to deep fry



  1. Place the oil to heat up.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the gram flour and salt. Mix in water little bit at a time. Keep stirring to remove lumps. You want to make a thick smooth batter (not of the pouring consistency).
  3. One sandwich uses three bread slices. On one slice apply green chutney. On the second apply tomato ketchup. Place these two slices on top of each other, making sure that the applied sides don’t face each other. Cover the slice open-faced slice with the third slice.
  4. Coat this layered sandwich with the gram flour paste on all four sides.
  5. Drop this in the hot oil and fry till the sides are light brown. Flip to cook all sides evenly.
  6. Drain on a paper towel. Once it has cooled down cut in small triangles.



  • You can add some finely shopped onions to add an element of crunch



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