bombay veg sandwich recipe, how to make vegetable sandwich recipe


bombay veg sandwich recipe with step by step photos – this veg sandwich from mumbai used to be one of my favorite snack during my college days…

when i would be hungry and sometimes without a tiffin box, in my college days….. me and my friends would go to the sandwich-wallah near my college and have the plain or toasted veg sandwich. we were the sandwich-wallah’s regular customers and he tailor-made the sandwiches as per our preferences.

in mumbai, one gets to see so many sandwich stalls. my sis is also so fond of these sandwiches, specially the toasted ones. whenever we would go to any restaurant in mumbai, we always knew what she is going to order first… a toast sandwich. so this post is dedicated to my sis who is a lover of  the bombay sandwiches. the veg sandwich is a mumbai street food…..

what adds spice to the veg sandwich is the mint coriander chutney, black salt and chaat masala. nowadays we do get the sandwich masala and you can add this also. for more flavors, roasted cumin powder as well as freshly powdered black pepper can also be added.

the mint coriander chutney can be made a day in advance and kept in the fridge. this chutney is multi purpose. you can add it to your sandwiches or have it with your pakoras or chaat. the mint coriander chutney is already posted on my site here. but i have mentioned the chutney’s recipe details below too.


the only veggie missing in this vegetable sandwich is cooked beetroot slices. i wish i had beetroot this day, they would have added so much color and nutrients to the sandwiches.

when i working on the pics of the sandwich the other night, i was drooling over the pics myself. so made it again today for the morning brunch. i love this any day. you can also check bombay style vegetable cheese toast sandwich recipe.


the pictures of these veg sandwiches were quickly clicked as i did not want them to become soggy and the husband was waiting for his morning breakfast. the mint chutney was made a day before, so i did have the luxury of time to style it.

it took me an extra time to make these as i was clicking the step by step pics as well. while taking the pics, a few of them did become soggy and you can see the light green dab in the centre of a few sandwich pieces. yet, we enjoyed these with our morning cup of tea.


butter is used in the sandwiches, but you could easily use vegan butter. you can also toast these sandwiches if you prefer.

so lets start step by step bombay veg sandwich recipe:

1: slice the edges of bread. not essential but some people like it. apply butter on all the slices.


2: now apply the mint cilantro chutney on all the slices.


3: place a few slices of potatoes.


4: place a few cucumber slices.


5: you can sprinkle some black salt and chaat masala now.


6: place a few tomato and onion slices. sprinkle again black salt and chaat masala.


7: cover the vegetable topped slices with the remaining buttered and chutneyed slices of bread… my kind of language… chutneyed ;-)


8: carefully with a sharp knife or a bread knife cut the sandwich in triangles or rectangles taking care that the filling does not come out.


9: serve the famous bombay vegetable sandwich with tomato ketchup and the mint coriander chutney.


if you are looking for more sandwich recipes then do check veg toast sandwich, veg masala toast sandwich, paneer veg sandwichaloo toast sandwich, corn sandwich and bombay vegetable grilled sandwich.

bombay veg sandwich recipe below:

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bombay veg sandwich recipe
bombay veg sandwich - mumbai street food
RECIPE TYPE: breakfast
CUISINE: indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for the mumbai veg sandwich
  • 8 slices of white or brown bread
  • 1 potato, boiled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 beetroot, boiled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bowl of green mint coriander chutney
  • butter as required
  • chaat masala as required
  • black salt to taste
  • roasted cumin powder - optional
  • freshly milled black pepper - optional
  • tomato ketchup or sauce to be served with the sandwiches
for the mint cilantro chutney:
  • 1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  • 1 green chilli ( add more chillies if you want the chutney to be spicy)
  • ½ inch ginger/adrak
  • 1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder - optional
  • juice of ½ lemon - optional
  • salt or black salt
making the mint cilantro chutney
  1. in a mixie or blender grind all the above ingredients to a smooth paste using little water. Mix salt in the chutney. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
preparing the veg sandwich:
  1. trim the edges of the bread slices.
  2. butter the bread slices.
  3. now apply the chutney to the slices.
  4. place all the veggie slices one by one.
  5. sprinkle the black salt and chaat masala.
  6. cover the sandwich with the other bread slices.
  7. slice the sandwich into triangles and rectangles.
  8. serve veg sandwich immediately with tomato ketchup and the mint cilantro chutney

1: you can cook the potato in the microwave. wash the potato well. prick the potatoes with a fork and microwave in the oven for 4-5 minutes.

2: when the potatoes are getting cooked, you can slice the other veggies and even make the chutney.

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  1. Smitha mohammed says

    Hi !
    Long time I wanted to make a sandwich chutney kind this of my own… My long time wish is gonna complete today…… Thnkzz so much…

  2. Ankita says

    I was looking for some nice indian recepies for my parents aniversery. They liked recepies and my mom asked me to teach her the recepe. I would like to ask that do u send recepe to e-mail; If yes what we have to do to enable it??? And Thankyou very much for the marvelous recepies.

    • says

      thanks ankita and welcome. you can join as a subscriber to our newsletter. we send in a weeks or sometimes 10-15 days time a compiled list of all the new recipes posted. you will have to use your computer to see the joining form and not mobile. the form is on the left hand side row towards the bottom.

  3. pallavi says

    Very nice and tasty reciepe i was looking for reciepes for my husband’s lunch box.ur reciepes worked wonders.thanks.

  4. sanam says

    hey dassana i love awll ur dishes..plz do me a fvr..i want to buy a hand toaster…wer sud i go for in mumbai …plz mention adress as i m frm gwalior

  5. suraj s chavan says

    street food which is totally unhygienic on streets, now can be made at home completely hygienic

    • says

      hi raji, for making the bombay cheese toast sandwich, after keeping the veggies on the bread, add some grated cheese on top. cover with a buttered and chutneyed slice of bread and then toast or grill the sandwich. you can use a hand toaster or an electric toaster.

  6. says

    It’s my first time on your blog and it is lovely! I remember I used to eat these sandwiches from a hawker who used to stand outside my college, everyday. They are simple yet so full of flavor. I too, recently did a post on green chutney. Green chutney is a must in every Indian household. It’s so versatile and we use it for just so many things.

    • says

      hey pratibha, i too love the grilled and masala sandwich. have already a masala toast sandwich recipe posted on my blog. i make these very often as i miss my old good mumbai days.