Bangalore Tea Sandwiches

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by English_Rose

Evoking the days of the British Raj, these sandwiches make perfect finger food for a special tea.

Top Review by Broke Guy

I may never be as decadent as the Raj during the Empress of India days but I do love unusual sandwich fillings to spice up my really bland lunch periods. I didn't make tea sandwiches but I did make several lunchtime centerpieces with the fillings listed. Everything turned out super but I did have runny tomatoes so I just kept that filling in a lunch container and had that as a "side salad". I recommend these fillings highly!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slices white bread
  • butter, for spreading
  • 3 eggs, hard boiled, shelled
  • 1 large bunch watercress, chopped
  • mayonnaise, to moisten
  • mango chutney (chop any big bits in this)
  • 4 12 ounces chicken, cooked, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 12 teaspoon curry powder (or to taste)
  • 3 large tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped


  1. Butter the bread slices, cover and set aside.
  2. Chop the hard-boiled eggs and mix in some mayonnaise and chutney to moisten. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Mix the chicken with a little mayonnaise, the yoghurt, curry powder and season to taste.
  4. Combine the tomatoes with the chopped mint and coriander and season to taste.
  5. To create the sandwich, layer these fillings on slices of the buttered bread, starting with an egg layer, then some chopped watercress, then the chicken mixture and then tomato.
  6. Put a slice of bread on top, remove the crusts and cut into finger sandwiches, to serve.

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