East Meet West: Combining Somosas and Grilled Cheese

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My mom is an amazing Indian cook, which is probably why I never feel compelled to make anything Indian myself. But I guess I'll have to fend for myself someday, no?

So I decided to create something fusion based on these yummy masala sandwiches my mom makes (hers are a more pepper and tomato based...yum!) For my sandwiches, I went with a potato base (I was thinking of samosas at the time) and spiced things up with some pepper jack cheese and sour dough bread. Now, I hate to toot my own horn, but oh my god, these are AMAZING!! But don't take my word for it, try out the recipe and let me know what y'all think!

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What You'll Need:

1 loaf sour dough bread

Sliced pepper-jack cheese

1 tbs olive oil

butter (for bread)

1 red potato - chopped

1 jalapeno - chopped

1/2 red onion - chopped

1/2 yellow bell pepper - chopped

1 tbs curry powder

1 1/2  tsp cumin

2 tsps paprika

1 tsp coriander

Salt to taste - I used about a tablespoon

The How To:

Heat olive oil in a saute pan over high heat

Add potatoes once oil is saute and reduce heat. Cook for a couple minutes, then cover the pan.

After a couple minutes add jalapeno, onion, and bell pepper. Cook until potato is soft. (cover again if necessary)

Add curry powder, coriander, paprika, cumin and salt and stir well.

**The Sandwiching...

Heat a pan to medium high heat (I used a cast iron one)

Toast bread on one side. Take out of the pan and butter the other side.

Assemble the sandwich with the toasted side facing in (the side you put stuff on) and add cheese and some of the potato mix (be generous with the mix)

Place back on the pan and grill until cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

***side note - these sandwiches are yummy with a  good ranch or a green chutney if you can get your hand on some!**