As the name suggests, the Bombay Sandwich is a famous sandwich served in Mumbai. It’s a vegetable sandwich with potato filling and toasted on charcoal gas stove. It is topped with loads of India’s favorite Amul Cheese.Every nukkad(slang for corners of Mumbai lanes) in Mumbai have their favorite bombay sandwichwala..a.k.a the sandwich vendor. My favorite one was outside the Andheri Station : )
It consists of vegetable filling between two slices of white bread. The most commonly used vegetables for this sandwich are the tomato, the cucumber and the potato. Other vegetables used include beetroot and onion.
Potatoes are boiled well in advance, and peeled prior to assembly. The tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and other ingredient vegetables are cut into thin slices and stacked between two slices of white bread that have been spread with butter and spicy green chutney on the inner sides. Shredded amul cheese is a must. This sandwich is then toasted in a sandwich toaster (or in the case of roadside vendors, in toasting tongs over a portable gas stove). After toasting, the sandwich is cut into six rectangular pieces, and its top side is slathered once more with butter and chutney. Finally, tomato ketchup may be squirted onto the top of the sandwich.
Here is the recipe of one of mine and Mumbai’s famous street food 🙂
4 slices of white bread
Green Chutney (Grind green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves, salt and lemon juice together)
Slices of Tomato, Onion, Beetroot and Capsicum
Potato filling ( Mix mashed potatoes, red chilli powder, chat masala and salt together)
Lots of Amul Cheese
See the pics below 🙂