Beer, Besan & Bread Pakora

“I know not much about St Patrick 
But I do know this,
These Indian street side treats
Are criminal not to miss. 
Crisp on the outside
And inside, like mum’s heart,
Consoling, caring, warm
A feeling that lasts.
The comfort of bread
With flavors that cry home,
Beware, you will eat them all
If you are cooking alone..”
For the filling
1 cup broccoli florets, boiled & mashed
1 tablespoon cream cheese
1 small potato, boiled and mashed
1 cup spinach, boiled made into a puree
1 teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon chat masala
1 green chili, finely chopped
½ teaspoon dry fenugreek leaves
2 teaspoon fresh mint chutney
Salt & pepper
3 sliced of bread
½ cup gram flour or besan
4 tablespoons dark beer (like Guinness)
½ teaspoon dry mango powder
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & pepper

Prepare the filling
Mix the broccoli with cream cheese and some salt and pepper and keep aside.
Mix the potato with ½ the spinach puree, and the remaining ingredients for the filling, except the green chutney. Mix well and keep aside.
Prepare the Bread Pakora
Mix the besan with the remaining spinach puree, salt , pepper and dry mango powder. Add the beer and some water (if needed) to make batter that can coat the bread i.e. not like bread dough but not too watery.
Butter all the slices of bread. On one buttered slice put the broccoli mixture. Top with the other slice, buttered face up. Add some potato mixture on this and top with some mint chutney. Close the sandwich with the last slice, buttered face down. Dip the sandwich in the besan batter and pan fry till the sides are brown and crisp.

Cut into pieces, eat and let others be 'green' with envy!