Cucumber and Mint Cilantro Chutney Tea Sandwiches RecipeUrvashee Patel | Dessarts
Tea sandwiches are perfect for luncheons, tea time or any snack time. These creamy crunchy cucumber and mint cilantro chutney sandwiches are an irresistible Indian twist on traditional English cucumber tea sandwiches.
Traditional cucumber tea sandwiches are made with thin slices of cucumber wedged between two thin crust free slices of buttered bread. You probably guessed that the Indian version must have some added spices to give it a little kick.
There’s no better way to add a boost of Indian flavor than with some tasty cilantro mint chutney and a sprinkle of chaat masala.
If I had a tray full of these cucumber and mint cilantro chutney sandwiches sitting in front of me, I don’t think I could stop eating them. They are so yummy!
They take no time at all to make and I don’t know why I don’t make them more often. Everybody loves them!
Oh wait, I kind of do know why. The thing I like least about making these sandwiches is making the chutney.
I find cleaning and picking off the larger stems of cilantro to be very tedious. This recipe uses about 1 “bunch” of cilantro and only yields enough chutney for six sandwiches.
The good news is that if you have a little more time, you can make multiple batches at once by doubling or tripling the recipe. Just freeze the extra.
The best way to freeze the green chutney is to divide it up into ice cube trays and then transfer the cubes to Ziploc bags. I’ve heard that if you do this immediately after preparing it, you won’t lose the bright green color.
The last time I put a plate of these in front of my nine-year-old, the response was, “You know I’m going to need another sandwich or two right?” This coming from a child who never takes second servings of anything!
He meant the whole sandwich too, not the cut-up quarters.
So, take his word for it and make them now! Yes, cucumber sandwiches are great for a fancy tea party, but you can make them for any occasion or no occasion at all!
I’ve packed them into my kid’s lunch too. Plus, these are not your ordinary cucumber sandwiches. These cucumber and mint cilantro chutney sandwiches are much tastier, and you won’t be able to stop eating them either!
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Cucumber and Mint Cilantro Chutney Tea Sandwiches Recipe
- 6 slices Bread
- 6 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves, packed
- 10-12 Mint Leaves
- 1-2 Small Green Chili Peppers
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Grated Fresh Ginger
- 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1-2 tablespoons Water
- 1 large Cucumber, thinly sliced
- Chaat Masala, optional
- Combine the cilantro, mint, chili pepper, cumin, ginger and lime juice and water (as needed) in a small food processor or blender.
- Mix until you have a smooth paste. Salt to taste.
- Spread a spoonful of the cilantro mint chutney on one slice of bread.
- Layer the cucumber slices over the chutney. Sprinkle with chaat masala or salt if desired.
- Spread a spoonful of cream cheese on a second piece of bread and place it on top of the cucumbers.
- Slice off the crusts and cut the sandwich into 4 pieces.
- The chutney can sometimes be difficult to blend in large machines. I have a very small wet and dry spice grinder that is ideal for making small amounts of chutney.
- Green chilis can vary in spiciness. Adjust the amount of green chili peppers you use according to your taste.
- Chaat masala is an Indian street snack spice blend available in Indian food markets.
- Urvashee Patel
- Vegetarian, Indian, Sandwiches, Tea, Snacks, Family Meals and Snacks, Party Food, Easy, Cucumbers, Mint, Cilantro, Sauces
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Author: Urvashee Patel
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Amount Per Serving