Bombay Toast Sandwich Recipe, How to make Masala Toast Sandwich Recipe

by dassana amit updated November 21, 2013

Bombay Masala Toast Sandwich Recipe, Mumbai Masala Toast Sandwich Recipe

Since I have lived Mumbai all my life, I am used to eating all the Mumbai road-side food like vada-pav, sandwiches, masala dosa, bhel puri, pani-puri and the list is endless. I took all these mumbai fast food delicacies for granted till I visited and stayed in other parts of India. How much I missed the mumbai food…… difficult to get the same kind of stuff in other parts of India.

So, the only way is to make it at home and not to miss the mumbai street food. Luckily, since I am very observant, I always used to watch the food vendors carefully while they used to dish out the delectable snacks one after the other.

Sandwiches are very popular in Mumbai. You will find a sandwich stall near every almost college, near railway stations, in markets etc. I am used to eating sandwiches outside since my school days and then later during my college days. My mom also used to make sandwiches at home. But I always preferred the spicy sandwiches made by the bombay roadside vendors.

My favorite place to eat the Bombay Masala Cheese Toast Sandwich and Bombay Veg Sandwich was the Swastik Sandwich Stall in Santacruz (East) – Mumbai and the sandwich stall near my college. I also remember buying their Swastik Sandwich Masalas when back in Mumbai.

Bombay Masala Toast Sandwich, Mumbai Masala Toast Sandwich Recipe

I don’t know what they add in the green chutney. If  you ask them, they won’t tell you the ingredients and you just have to guess. Yet if one has is very sensitive to taste and smell, then he/she can tell the ingredients added in the dish. This is how I come to know what is used or added in a particular dish or recipe. In restaurants or cafe’s , I usually end up finding the ingredients added in a dish.

This recipe is for the Bombay Masala Toast Sandwich. Here the Masala is made from boiled and mashed potatoes , which are tempered with spices. Easy to make, especially if you have leftover boiled or mashed potatoes.


If you are looking for more sandwich recipes then do check corn sandwich, veg masala toast sandwich, bombay veg toast sandwich, paneer veg sandwich and guacamole toast sandwich.

Bombay Toast Sandwich recipe details below:

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Bombay Toast Sandwich
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Bombay Toast Sandwich – A Masala Toast Sandwich Recipe From Bombay
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4 toast sandwiches
For the green chutney:
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/ 4 cup mint leaves
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • black salt
For the potato filling:
  • 2 cup mashed potatoes
  • ½ onion – chopped finely
  • ½ tomato – chopped finely
  • 1 small green chilly – chopped finely
  • ½ sprig of curry leaves – optional
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • a few chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder (optional)
Other ingredients:
  • 8 slices of bread – brown or white
  • a few thin round slices of onions, tomatoes, capsicum
  • Amul Butter or any other brand of Butter
  • Sandwich Masala or Chaat Masala
Method to make the green chutney
  1. Grind the ingredients for the green chutney with little water to a smooth paste.
  2. If this chutney remains, then you can use it as a dip for pakoras, samosas, or even serve it as a side dish with pulaos or biryanis.
In a pan, heat some oil.
  1. Add mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  2. Add cumin seeds. Then add onions. Fry the onions till transparent.
  3. Now add the tomatoes.
  4. Fry the tomatoes till they become soft and are cooked.
  5. Add the chopped green chilli.
  6. Add the all the spice powders mentioned above.
  7. Mix them well.
  8. Now add the mashed potatoes.
  9. Add salt. Mix the stuffing really well.
  10. Keep on stirring on a low flame so that the mixture does not stick to the pan.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes.
  12. Let the mixture cool before you start using it for the sandwich.
For making the sandwiches
  1. Trim the edges of the bread
  2. Apply amul butter evenly on the bread.
  3. Now apply the green chutney on the bread.
  4. Take the potato mixture and apply it on this bread. Keep one or two onion, tomato and capsicum rings on this mixture. Sprinkle some sandwich masala or chat masala.
  5. Now cover this potato laden bread with another slice of bread, to which both butter and chutney has been applied.
  6. In a sandwich toaster or grill, toast or grill the sandwich till browned from both sides.
  7. Remove and apply some butter on top of the sandwich. The butter melts. Ah….. melted butter on hot sandwich.
  8. Its crisp from outside and spicy and soft from inside. Serve the bombay toast sandwich hot with the green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

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sana January 19, 2014 1

awwwsmm…I am surely going to try this tomorrow. ..this is exactly what I was looking for. .
and do you have any idea about the red chutney they make…if you know. .please do share…I love that red chutney alotttt…thanku…


dassana amit January 23, 2014 2

thanks sana. i hope you tried the bombay sandwiches. as far as i know they only add green chutney to the sandwiches. which red chutney you are asking for.


soni December 29, 2013 3

Thank u 4 sharing lovely receipe I tried n it was awesome. .


dassana amit December 29, 2013 4

welcome soni


kamal December 13, 2013 5

bombay veg toast sandwich is the best recipe for making sandwich. my kids love those sandwiches. thanks for posting


dassana amit December 13, 2013 6

welcome kamal


Niki November 11, 2013 7


I love your recipes and presentation style, so asking you though there are another websites.
As you have mentioned that you have lived in mumbai, they make a very spicy item called ‘mirchi ka thesa’…I have tested it in Gujrat from 2-3 maharashtrian friends..I just love it..Can you please post the recipie for it? I know there are many variations of it, e.g. with ground nuts, coco nut, cilantro,… but I love it with tomato added into I have tested it..Please please share its recipe and if you have already posted, share a link. Thanks!


dassana December 1, 2013 8

i know about mirchi thecha. my mom would make it often. i just two versions – with peanuts and the other one with garlic. i have never had or seen the tomato version. will be posting the peanuts thecha soon


Aishwarya October 24, 2013 9

Made them… Came out lovely!!!
A big thank you from us…!!!


dassana October 25, 2013 10

welcoem aishwarya


San Leonardo October 21, 2013 11

this is delicious receipe !!! thanks Dassana….


dassana October 22, 2013 12

welcome san leonardo


Mel September 9, 2013 13

This is a great recipe. I’m really happy with how it turned out. It tastes like real street food! 5/5.

Only thing I did differently was add some mango chutney in my sandwiches.


dassana September 9, 2013 14

thanks Mel for sharing your variation.


NEERA GUPTA August 25, 2013 15

very nice and easy – great veg stuff we look forward to more such amazing delctables


dassana August 30, 2013 16

thanks neera


Niki June 7, 2013 17

hi, Dassana! Thanks a lot for this awesome recipe! I made it, it turned out great! My husband just loved it! You have given very nice detailed explanation with good pictures! Very well done! Can I use garlic in cilantro chutney and can I skip mint? I tried it, it was also nice.


dassana June 7, 2013 18

thanks niki. yes you can use garlic in the cilantro chutney. even i add garlic sometimes to the chutney.


sanjana May 26, 2013 19

Plz gimme receipe of masala dosa ….. I liked Ur earlier recipe


dassana May 26, 2013 20
Gayatri September 28, 2012 21

Hi Dassana,
your recipes are too good…specially modak one..I loved it.


dassana September 28, 2012 22

thanks gayatri. glad you liked the recipes.


neha singh September 27, 2012 23

i really loved the recipe and i would ask 4 some more


dassana September 27, 2012 24

thanks neha….


vruti September 7, 2012 25

Dats true Mumbai is full of lovely snacks n Sandwich being one of them… I tried to add different flavours to it..
jus chck it out- Foodies Fun


DEEPALI May 10, 2012 26

thanx for the recipe…I am from Bombay living in USA ….
I have missed the sandwiches from Bombay …..
i made this sanwich today and it came out yummy..:)


dassana May 10, 2012 27

thanks deepali. good to know this.


Sandhya subhash February 1, 2012 28

Superbbbbbbbb…………. I am loveng it


Mary December 3, 2011 29

Could you tell me that kind of sandwich maker/ toaster u use?


dassana December 3, 2011 30

i have a non stick hand sandwich toaster which is used on fire. its not an electrical one.


Aarti November 13, 2011 31



shruti Deshmukh November 2, 2011 32


Very nice recipe , I am from Mumbai Living in USA , now very happy :) to see this recipe :D
Thank you :)


Apurva August 24, 2011 33

Love this one…will make them this saturday…


dassana August 24, 2011 34

sure apurva


Javed Zaveri August 11, 2011 35

Thanks to Veg recipes of India, it is fantastic, I have missed my Toast sandwiches from Bombay (Kemp’s Corner) but not now cause I can make it by my own and enjoy whenever I wanted.


dassana August 11, 2011 36

i am sure you won’t miss eating bombay toast sandwiches wherever you are…..


kathreen August 1, 2011 37

i loved it
thnx :D


dassana August 1, 2011 38

thanks kathreen


Ganesh P Bhambure July 28, 2011 39

gr8..YUM….thanx a lot sharing pal…sum more pls…


Rohini Kasirajan June 30, 2011 40

Fantastic taste…..thanks for this recipe………………


Maria June 11, 2011 41

Yummy Dassana I had my dinner yet I am drooling over your pics… I am surely gonna make thsi Mumbai Toast..Thanks for posting this recipe


dassana June 11, 2011 42

thanks maria….. do try and let me know….


Ram June 10, 2011 43

fast ,easy and mouth watering recipe. You can also add little cheese to the mixture. Any kind of cheese mozzarella or simple cottage cheese(paneer). This recipe is really good. Thanks for such easy to make snacks.


dassana June 10, 2011 44

yes one can add cheese or grated paneer…. thank ram…..


Kavitha June 10, 2011 45

Thanks to this recipe i am finally gonna fulfill my hubby’s desire to hv the famous mumbai sandwich .Gr8 job Dassana .NewZealand mey bhi hum ab yeh mazeydar sandwich kha payengey thnx to you and yr wonderful recipe.


dassana June 10, 2011 46

good to know that kavitha…. do try and have fun….


nisha May 19, 2011 47

hi i lived near mumbai (dombivli) for some time. there they used to sell one kind of pav, the pav bread with some roasted ground nuts + mashed potato masala stuff.. have u heard or tasted it… would u please know what it is called? it sells for 5 rs a pc.. plsssssssssss do email it or something

and do post more mumbai chaat recipes… mouth watering the pics especially :)


dassana May 19, 2011 48

i have tasted this pav stuffed with ground nuts, pomegranate seeds, onions and potato mixture and its known as dabeli roti or dabeli pav. i know the recipe for this one. may be i make and post it.

sure… i have a few chaat and dosa recipes that needs posting. will post soon.


Nisha July 10, 2011 49

hi i guess ur talking about daabeli :)


dassana July 10, 2011 50

this recipe is for the bombay toast sandwich and not dabeli…..


resham January 22, 2011 51

I just want the recipe of Swastik Sandwich Masala…I am almost done wth the jar and there is no signs of me going to India anytym soon…:(
LOVE that santacruz ka sandwich…Dieting gayi tel lene…lol!


Nikhil jain January 13, 2011 52

Ah..this recipe is makes us feel dat v are in a bombay chat place….


soigne November 15, 2010 53

this site and recipes are just beyond imagination


SONU October 29, 2010 54

its mouth watering


priya jain October 18, 2010 55

this is awesome receipe !!!
even i m too from mumbai……..and now trying all mumbai roadside dishes at home in delhi.


Neelima April 6, 2011 56

Superb Thanks fr this awesome receipe.