In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.
Bombay Sandwich/ vegetable Sandwich is a popular street food in India. Even though I have never been to Bombay, I always wanted to recreate this dish at home. I love street food, and the thought of making street food at the comfort of my home excites me. On one such day where the sudden hunger pangs hit me, I decided to recreate this sandwich and after reading through few recipes/ watching how it’s made I finally got an idea.
The way the street vendors prepare this was such a treat to my eyes! It’s simple, jumbo slice of white bread / sandwich bread is generously slathered with butter & green chutney, different layers of thinly sliced vegetables went in, with a dash of their special masala powder between each layer, the sliced vegetables are – cucumber, onion, tomato, boiled potatoes & some used beetroot too! cheese maybe added if required, after all a sandwich is open for customization is it not? these vegetables are neatly stacked and topped with another slice of bread. It is either toasted in butter until crisp or served as it is with a dollop of ketchup/ mint chutney. If it’s not toasted, then the vendors neatly slice the sandwich to 6 or 9 bite sized squares. Which is easy to gorge !! I loved how meticulous the vendors were, In Slicing and prepping all the ingredients beforehand. My husband loves this sandwich and when I cook for him, I use a combination of Brie or mozzarella cheese to add more richness 😀
This dish is extremely easy to prepare if you have all ingredients in stock.Do try it out and let me know ❤
BOMBAY SANDWICH –
White Bread ( Sandwich Bread ) – 8 slices
Butter – 1 stick ( just enough to slather and toast/grill )
Mozzarella cheese – as per your requirement
Vegetables – thinly sliced
Cucumber – 1
Tomato – 1
Potato – 2
Spice powder Mix –
Black Salt / Salt – to taste
Chaat Masala powder – 2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 2 tsp
( combine the above three ingredients in a bowl and keep aside. This is the masala powder that’ll give an extra flavour to the sandwich. )
Green chutney –
Mint leaves – 1 cup
coriander leaves – 1 cup
green chilly – 2 or 3, depending on how spicy you like a sandwich.
shallot – 2
chaat masala powder – a pinch
cumin powder – 1 tsp .
Garlic – 2 cloves.
Blend to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
1. Slather butter generously on slices of bread, you can trim the edges if you want to.
2. Apply green chutney to the buttered slices.
3. Sprinkle the masala powder and add some shredded mozzarella.
4. Place the sliced cucumbers neatly.
5. Followed by, slices of boiled potato, sliced onions and tomato.
6. While placing the sliced vegetables, you can sprinkle the masala powder a little .
7. Top it off with some more shredded mozzarella and toast/ grill it until golden brown .
Serve while it’s still hot 🙂
– Adding sliced beetroot is optional.
– Sprinkle the masala powder moderately, you don’t want the sandwich to have a pungent flavor .
– Boil potatoes in pressure cooker until first whistle, open the lid only after the whole pressure is released. Thinly slice when it’s completely cooled. Or else the sliced potatoes will break apart.
– While grilling on a pan , make sure to press both the sides really well with a ladle.
– the quantity of the required vegetables may change according to how much filling one loves in a sandwich, so while preparing at home go with your instinct.