Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Its been ten days since my last post. The reason: A new venture that has come my way. Off course the venture is related to food. My friend and I have come up with putting up a small tea stall outside a wellness center. Right now, its just an idea. We are talking to a lot of people and getting a feedback. And slowly realizing that its not going to be an easy cup of tea!!!!. With so many licensing and arranging funds, its a lot of planning and a lot of work. Hence no posts.

Will update all about the venture every now and then in my posts. As of now its recipe time.

Last week I went to Macy's and got this panini grill (we always wanted one). I think I got a fair deal for sixty bucks. So off course, I had to use this new addition to my kitchen. So panini it was.
first I made one for dinner with whole wheat bread (were not that good) and then made them again with panini rolls. This time it was crispier, cheesier and yummier. Here goes my recipe

You will need
  • panini rolls- 2
  • mayonnaise-2 tbsp
  • lettuce- 1 cup (chopped)
  • tomato sauce-2 tbsp
  • red and yellow roasted bell peppers - 2-3 *
  • cherry tomatoes-3-4
  • mozzarella cheese-2 slices
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
You have to
  1. In a bowl mix the mayo with the lettuce. add the tomato sauce and the salt and pepper.
  2. roughly chop the bell peppers.
  3. half the cherry tomatoes
  4. cut the panini rolls, spread the mayo and lettuce mixture.
  5. place the chopped bell peppers,the halved tomatoes and the slices of cheese.
  6. place the other slice of the roll. butter the top
  7. place on the hot grill / or griddle.
  8. grill till cheese melts.
  9. serve hot with soup/ salad or all by itself.

*I used the roasted bell peppers from Trader Joe's. You can use raw bell peppers. Just saute it before putting it in the sandwich.

will be trying out lots of different sandwiches now.
enjoy and happy eating.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow my best wishes for your future idea dear. Veg Paninis look yum.

Pam said...

Now that is a sandwich - it's making my mouth water.

Usha said...

All the best on your new venture Karuna, hope it works out well...the panini looks fantastic !

Cham said...

Good luck with ur venture. I love panini and looks so good :)

Donna-FFW said...

Veggie panini with mozzarella, this is my kind of food! Looks delicious. I must break my panini maker out of its box!

Sia said...

tea stall? now that is really wonderful idea. good luck girl:)

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