Recreate this bold Singaporean street food sandwich filled with a veggie omelet, cucumber, curry, and hot sauce.
By Pallavi Gupta
I chose to recreate this street food from Singapore for two reasons. First that it has an Indian connection and second its something new for a lot of you out there. I mean I didn’t know about it before I started looking for a Singaporean recipe to make.
This recipe is similar to a recipe that is common in every household in India – its our own version of french toast. Yes, french toast in India is made savory and I mean with spices, green chili, cilantro and onions. Here is a funny story – when I moved to the States for the first time – I pretty much knew what was what in food except for bagels and that french toast were not savory. So in my school cafeteria once I picked up a bagel thinking it was a donut and once I picked up a french toast and poured loads of ketchup on it without tasting. And let me tell you, if you haven’t tried…cinnamon and ketchup DO NOT pair well.
But this recipe is closer to the Indian version of french toast. You use a baguette instead of a bread and flavor the egg mixture with curry power. This dish is mostly made with some kind of a meat but of course my version is vegetarian. I used finely diced up veggies like onions, bell peppers and mushrooms…but feel free to throw in your favorite veggie in the medley. It is a lot like a sandwich so its great to pack for picnics or to take to a barbecue party and not to mention it makes for a great lunch or breakfast.
Pallavi is a vegetarian globetrotter, who currently lives in the southern part of India. Past ten years of her life includes living in six cities in three different countries. It has added to her vast exposure of cuisines from different parts of the world which is now reflected in her cooking. She shares her knowledge of vegetarian and vegan recipe from around the world via her blog Veggie Zest. When not cooking or photographing, she does graphic design.