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Indian Coffee-House Sandwich Recipe

November  9, 2010
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On of the chefs from Indian coffee house Simla( Himachal Pradesh) taught me this easy sandwich recipe long back in 1976 (1976 to 1980 I was studied in Punjab)
History of Indian coffee house : The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Board in early 1940s, during British rule. In the mid 1950s the Board closed down the Coffee Houses, due to a policy change. The thrown-out workers then took over the branches, under the leadership of the communist leader A. K. Gopalan and renamed the network as Indian Coffee House. The first Indian Coffee Workers Co-Operative Society was founded in Bangalore on 19 August 1957. The first Indian Coffee House was opened in New Delhi on 27 October 1957. Gradually, the Indian Coffee House chain expanded across the country, with branches in Pondicherry, Thrissur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Tellicherry and Pune by the end of 1958.

  • Serves 2
  • Hard boiled egg 2
  • Butter 1 tsp
  • Grated cheddar cheese 1 tbsp
  • White Mustard powder ½ tsp
  • Blacker pepper powder ¼ to ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Bread slices
In This Recipe
  1. Spread bread with a little butter
  2. Mash egg with all ingredients except bread slices.
  3. Spread mashed egg mixture over the bread to make a sandwich.

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    6 Reviews

    anumita December 29, 2015
    as a kid my dad used to get me these for breakfast and the buttery taste still can't be beat.thank you for the recipe.
    boulangere June 20, 2011
    Your stories continue to fascinate.
    SallyCan November 12, 2010
    Nice photos, fascinating history, and interesting recipe~I've never made egg sanwiches with butter!
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    pauljoseph November 12, 2010
    Thank you sally ! !
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    pauljoseph November 10, 2010
    Sadassa_Ulna India have lots of history like this I love to post more historical recipes like
    this BUT only people like you like it
    Sadassa_Ulna November 10, 2010
    I love the photos and the history!