Made this middle eastern flavoured panini sandwich today to give a twist to the usual mix-veg sandwich. We get green chickpeas in winters which are so versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, chutneys and dips. Made a great hummus with this once and have been hooked to it ever since. Hope you too like this middle eastern sandwich as much as I did.

COOKING TIME: 15 minutes


  1. Onion – 1 small, Thinly sliced
  2. Mushroom – 5-6, diced
  3. Capsicum – 1/2, julienned
  4. Garlic – 4 cloves
  5. Harissa paste – 1 teaspoon
  6. Dried Herbs – for seasoning
  7. Whole wheat bread – 4 slices
  8. Green chickpea hummus – 2 tablespoons
  9. Butter
  10. Salt – to taste


  1. Add butter in a pan and add thinly sliced onions to it.
  2. Julien half a capsicum and add it to the pan after 2-3 minutes.
  3. Dice button mushrooms into 4 pieces per mushroom and add them to the pan.
  4. Add salt which will help in sweating the mushrooms faster.
  5. After 2-3 minutes add the dried herbs and a teaspoon of harissa paste and turn off the flame.
  6. Now melt some butter and brush it onto the bread slices.
  7. Spread the chickpea hummus on 2 bread slices.
  8. Add the veggie filling onto the bread slices and cover it with the other slices.
  9. Grill the sandwiches in a panini maker and serve hot.

Check out the recipe for my harissa paste and green chickpea hummus.