Curry Chicken Salad w/ Roasted Red Peppers & Arugula on Black Bread
The weather gets warmer and the need for cold sandwiches becomes a moral imperative – at least that’s how I see it. Among my favorite warm weather sandwiches is Chicken Salad, and while I a mean version with roasted Chicken, one of the best that can be bought can be found at Hampton Chutney. Hampton Chutney is an import from Amagansett that is mostly known for dosas among the stroller-mom-set, but also happens to have a delectable curry chicken salad sandwich.
I first stumbled upon this sandwich when I worked in soho and a friend worked at Hampton Chutney around the corner. Although dosas are their main attraction, (which they sell by the bundle), the sandwiches are the unsung heroes of the menu at Hampton Chut chut. The curry chicken salad on Black (pumpernickel) bread was my go-to lunch item for over a year, especially once it’s warm out. While I hadn’t had one in a few years, it’s as perfect a sandwich as ever. Made with a nicely warm and subtle curry powder, dates, yogurt, black pepper and a touch of mayo, it’s feels rather light but has bold flavors that work in unison with roasted red peppers and peppery arugula. A blend of sweet and spicy flavors, Hampton Chutney’s Curry Chicken is by far the most balanced curried chicken salad I have eaten - an item that has become nearly more popular than it’s mayo-based original. If you’re craving something cool, bold and full of flavor in sandwich form, this is about as good as it gets.
Summertime sandwiches all damn day…
PRO TIP: This sandwich now comes on 7-Grain bread by default (it used to come on the black bread). Try it on the black bread, the flavor of the pumpernickel does more to enhance the taste of the curry if you ask me. And you asked, right?