My mom’s potato sandwich

What is it?

This sandwich is my comfort food. It’s one of those dishes that my mother makes for me every time I visit Pakistan. And next to Sindhi curry and prawn biryani it has to be my top 3 dishes. 🙂


  1. Potatoes (1 potato per sandwich)
  2. Coriander leaves
  3. Red chili powder
  4. Salt
  5. Coriander powder
  6. Onion
  7. Bread
  8. Butter/ oil spray


  1. Peel potato skins off
  2. Cut the potatoes into quarter
  3. Fill the sauce pan with 2 cups of water
  4. Add the potatoes to the water
  5. Let the potatoes boil until they are soft
  6. Strain the water out of the potatoes
  7. Mash potatoes
  8. Dice onion and coriander leaves
  9. To the mashed potatoes add the onion, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, salt and dhania powder
  10. Switch on the sandwich maker*
  11. Add a little bit of butter/oil spray to each slice of bread
  12. Add the potato mixture to one side of the sandwich.
  13. Put the two pieces of bread together and place on the sandwich maker.
  14. Make sandwich in sandwich maker
  15. Serve with condiment of choice!

Potato sandwiches through the ages

Circa 2020

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Circa 2016

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  • Sandwich maker: I have a Cuisinart sandwich maker. This one to be precise.
  • If you don’t own a sandwich maker, you can use a frying pan, instead.
    • Add butter to the bread slices and sandwich the potato mixture in between.
    • Use a flat spatula or a heavy heat proof object to flatten the sandwich.
    • Flip the sandwich when the bottom turns golden brown.

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