Mumbai Street style Veg Sandwich Recipe | Special Bombay Veg Sandwich
Mumbai Street style Veg Sandwich Recipe – After sharing the green sandwich chutney recipe, I’m very excited to share the sandwich recipe as it tastes the same as sandwich stalls.
I’ve shared a homestyle potato sandwich recipe. Do check it. Today’s recipe is a street style special sandwich that has an extra punch of spicy green chutney.
I had my very first Bombay Veg Sandwich in Mumbai (earlier known as Bombay). The city has many varieties of sandwiches but this basic and popular veg sandwich was one of my favorites during my school and college days. I and my college friends would frequently have customized sandwiches at the stall opposite our college. And, on weekends, we would explore street food at different stalls in the city.
The lip-smacking street foods in Mumbai tend to be largely vegetarian and are pure comfort. This street style veg sandwich recipe is inspired by well-known sandwich stalls in Mumbai.
What is Bombay Veg Sandwich?
Bombay Veg Sandwich is one of the famous street foods in Mumbai.
Butter and green chutney slathered white bread slice is layered with sliced boiled potatoes, beetroot, cucumber, onion, and tomato. A generous sprinkle of chat masala one every layer, followed by another butter and chutney-smeared bread slice. Finally, the sandwich is cut into 6 equal parts.
Bombay Veg Sandwich are of two types:
1. Regular Veg Sandwich. It is also called Sada (translates to plain) Bombay Sandwich.
2. Toasted Veg Sandwich. This variety of sandwiches is a toasted version of the plain sandwich. Street vendors toast the sandwich over hot coal or an electric grill.
Have you heard of beetroot in a sandwich? I had not until I tried this sandwich for the first time. Particularly, the use of boiled beetroot makes this sandwich unique. The sandwich is also a reason for me to like beetroot. LOL!
About Street style Veg Sandwich Recipe
This Bombay street style Veg Sandwich recipe is one of the popular Indian street food recipes.
In this street style veg sandwich recipe, fresh bread slices are slathered with soft butter, followed by spiced green coriander chutney. Vegetable slices are layered on one bread slice and each layer is dashed with chat masala.
Making this plain Bombay sandwich is a child’s play. The recipe has basic steps – grinding the chutney, slicing the vegetables, and assembling the sandwich.
If you have the sandwich chutney, boiled potatoes, and beets ready, making this sandwich barely takes 10 minutes to assemble and slice. So, I always prefer to make the chutney and boil vegetables a day prior.
If you are making everything from scratch, it would take about 20-30 minutes from start to finish.
These sandwiches are palatable, and light on the stomach. Try this recipe once, I can bet that you cannot stop eating one.
Reasons to make
Easy to put together
Even a novice or beginner can assemble this ridiculously easy treat
Perfect balance of flavors – spicy, salty, and mildly sweet
A quick and perfect snack when hunger strikes
The chutney and vegetables make this sandwich filling and nutritious
Serve for breakfast, brunch, a light lunch or dinner, or an evening snack
Makes a great picnic or travel snack, kid’s birthday party, get-together, or afternoon tea party with friends
Use soft and fresh white bread for the best results.
For an authentic street look, I’ve sliced the sides of the bread slices. But, at home, it is not a mandatory step.
Spread butter on bread slices followed by green chutney to prevent the bread slices from becoming damp or soggy.
Add more or less of your favorite veggie slices.
There is no specific order to layer the vegetables. But start and end with a layer of boiled veggies like potato and beetroot. They do not release too much water and will prevent the bread from getting soggy.
Do not skip beetroot for a truly street-style sandwich recipe. Sprinkled with chat masala, it tastes simply awesome.
You can skip the veggies you do not like. But, to experience the taste of Mumbai street food, I recommend adding all the vegetables mentioned in the recipe.
Be generous while sprinkling chat masala. The combination of hot, sour, spicy, and pungent taste creates wonders.
While making for lunchboxes (kids or adults) use a thick consistency chutney. To pack them wrap the sandwiches with cling wrap before putting them in the boxes. This will ensure they stay fresh for a longer time.
Bread slices: The first and most important ingredient of this Bombay sandwich is bread slices. Use white sandwich bread for authentic taste. You can substitute it with the bread of your choice – whole wheat bread, soft rye bread, or multi-grain bread. But, the soft white bread is the unanimous choice to make the sandwiches.
Butter: Use butter at room temperature, so that you can easily spread it on the bread. I’ve used Amul salted butter. For a vegan version, you can skip the butter or use vegan butter.
Chat Masala: It is a tongue-tickling spice powder that is a mix of various spices. You can easily find it online or at any Indian grocery store.
It is a key ingredient in the sandwich. The chatpata flavor of chaat masala lively tweaks the bland vegetables.
Green chutney: The next important ingredient in this sandwich is green chutney. I’ve already shared the recipe for sandwich chutney. There is no substitute for this green chutney and this is what makes any Bombay sandwich special.
How to make Mumbai street-style Veg Sandwich
1. Thinly slice all the veggies of your choice and keep them ready.
2. Take 2 slices of white bread slices and remove the crust.
3. Spread a generous amount of butter evenly on each slice of bread.
4. Next, evenly spread the sandwich chutney as much as you like over the butter layer.
5. Place boiled potato slices, followed by chat masala.
6. Layer tomato slices and sprinkle chat masala.
7. Layer slices on cucumber and repeat sprinkle of chat masala.
8. Place onion slices, followed by masala.
9. Lastly, place beetroot slices and sprinkle masala over the beetroot slices.
10. Cover with another slice of butter and green chutney-smeared bread. Press it slightly.
11. Slice it with a sharp knife or bread knife into 4 or 6 pieces. Make sure that the filling does not come out.
Street style Bombay Veg Sandwich is ready. Serve it right away with more chutney and ketchup.
Serve the Bombay Veg Sandwich with a side of green chutney and tomato ketchup to make it sinfully delicious.
Include cheese – processed or cheddar. Grate or place a cheese slice over beetroot slices. For a lighter version, opt for light cream cheese.
Can add sliced green capsicum for extra crunch.
Toast or grill the sandwich for a buttery and crispy sandwich. For a grilled sandwich, sourdough bread works well too. To make a cheesy sandwich, include any melting cheese – Mexican cheese blend, Cheddar cheese, Pepper Jack cheese, or Amul Mozarella cheese.
A few street vendors sprinkle fine sev (fried thin strands of gram flour) on top before serving.
For kids, you can add a layer of paneer.
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Mumbai Street style Veg Sandwich Recipe | Bombay Veg Sandwich
- 1/4 cup Green Chutney
- 10 Bread Slices (preferably white)
- 1/4 cup Butter (at room temperature)
- 2-3 medium Potatoes (boiled and peeled)
- 2 medium Tomatoes (thinly sliced)
- 1 medium Cucumber (thinly sliced)
- 1 medium Onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 medium Beetroot (boiled and peeled)
- 4-5 tbsp Chat masala (to sprinkle)
- Thinly slice all the veggies of your choice and keep them ready.
- Take 2 slices of white bread slices and remove the crust.
- Spread a generous amount of butter evenly on each slice of bread.
- Next, evenly spread the sandwich chutney as much as you like over the butter layer.
- Place boiled potato slices, followed by chat masala.
- Layer tomato slices and sprinkle chat masala.
- Layer slices on cucumber and repeat sprinkle of chat masala.
- Place onion slices, followed by masala.
- Lastly, place beetroot slices and sprinkle masala over the beetroot slices.
- Cover with another slice of butter and green chutney-smeared bread. Press it slightly.
- Slice it into 4 or 6 equal parts with a sharp knife or bread knife. Make sure that the filling does not come out.
- Street style Bombay Veg Sandwich is ready. Serve it right away with more chutney and ketchup.