bombay veg toast sandwich recipe, how to make vegetable toast sandwich

bombay-veg-toast-sandwich

since i like the bombay veg sandwiches so much i have to make them once a week. the mint-coriander chutney is always there in the fridge whenever i want to make the sandwiches.

this post conjures a lot of memory of me as there were times i would only have the bombay veg toast sandwich with my college friends and practically nothing for the rest of the day.

even after finishing college when studying further the toast sandwich was always on my list and i would frequent the swastik sandwich stall in santacruz in the mumbai suburbs often.

bombay-veg-toast-sandwich-recipe

when you live in bombay aka mumbai you can experience so much in the food varieties and cuisines that are easily available there. mumbai is very much a foodie’s delight. not to mention the awesome street food one gets there.

there is so much to mumbai street food than what meets the eye. one has to experience the street food. so far i have only covered snacks in the mumbai street food section… but there are ice creams, kulfi, ice popsicles (famously called as ice gola in mumbai) and also the south indian fare that is served.

after leaving mumbai, i do miss the easily available street food there and do make them whenever i can….  dabeliveg sandwichmasala toast sandwichpav bhajiragda patties…..

mumbai veg toast sandwich recipe

you can make the veg toast sandwich with white or brown bread. this post will tell you the right way of making the veg toast sandwich – mumbai style… now what is the right way you may say. is there any thing called as right way in making a sandwich…. yes there is friends…. it is the way you toast the sandwich. this what makes the major difference.

electric or oven toasters will not give you the flavor or taste of this sandwich toasted typically the mumbai way. you need a hand toaster and you have to place the toaster or fire. it is the fire element you see……

when the sandwich is toasted like this, the heat is passed through conduction from the metal toaster to the bread. the bread gets toasted and crisp whereas the veggies that are inside are partially cooked due to the heat and formation of steam in the sandwich.

this is not possible if you toast the sandwich in an oven. so you have a moist and partially cooked veggies inside with a crisp and browned toast on the outside. when you slice the sandwich immediately after removing from the fire, you can see the steam coming out. it is sooo hot you cannot eat it straight away.

mumbai veg toast sandwich

hand toasters are easily availabe in india but not sure outside india. i have made sandwiches in electric toasters as well in the oven, but my personal preference has always been to toast them on fire.

this is a step by step recipe for making bombay veg toast sandwich. the pics are easy to understand and relate. so no words from me near the pics.

lets start step by step bombay veg toast sandwich recipe.

1: boil the potato and beetroot and then slice them in rounds. chop the cucumber, tomatoes and onions in thin round slices. prepare the green chutney.

bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

2: slice the bread corners if you want.  apply butter on the bread slices. apply the mint-coriander chutney on the buttered slices.

bombay veg toast sandwich

3: place the 2-3 slices of all the veggies alternately on four bread slices.

mumbai veg toast sandwich

4: sprinke chaat masala or sandwich masala and black salt on the veggies.

bombay vegetable toast sandwich

5: cover these with the other 4 bread slices.

bombay veg toast sandwich

6: now toast the 4 bread sandwiches in a toaster. if using a hand toaster you will have to do it one sandwich at a time. keep the hand toaster on fire. toast one side. when it gets browned, toast the other side. you can easily open the toaster and check if the bread has browned or not. remove when done and apply some butter on the top of the hot toast sandwich.

bombay vegetable toast sandwich

7: serve veg toast sandwich with tomato ketchup and some mint cilantro chutney.

mumbai vegetable toast sandwich

if you are looking for more sandwich recipes then do check corn sandwich, bombay toast sandwich, tomato cucumber sandwich, guacamole toast sandwichbombay vegetable grilled sandwich and vegetable sandwich from leftover vegetables.

bombay veg toast sandwich recipe below:

bombay veg toast sandwich recipe
 
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bombay veg toast sandwich - mumbai street food
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Recipe type: breakfast, snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4 sandwiches
Ingredients (american measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 8 slices of brown or white bread
  • 1 medium size tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 boiled beetroot, thinly sliced
  • 1 boiled potato, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bowl of mint-coriander chutney
  • butter at room temperature to apply on the breads
  • chaat masala or sandwich masala to sprinkle on the veggies
  • black salt to sprinkle on the veggies
Instructions
  1. slice the bread corners if you want. apply butter on the bread slices
  2. apply the mint-coriander chutney on the buttered slices.
  3. place the 2-3 slices of all the veggies alternately on four bread slices.
  4. sprinke chaat masala or sandwich masala and black salt on the veggies.
  5. cover these with the other 4 bread slices. now toast the 4 bread sandwiches in a toaster.
  6. if using a hand toaster you will have to do it one sandwich at a time.
  7. keep the hand toaster on fire. toast one side. when it gets browned, toast the other side.
  8. you can easily open the toaster and check if the bread has browned or not.
  9. remove when done and apply some butter on the top of the hot toast sandwich.
  10. serve veg toast sandwich with tomato ketchup and some mint cilantro chutney.
Notes
1. you can also grill the sandwiches or toast them in an oven or electric toaster.
2. apply a little extra butter on the bread ensures that the sandwich does not get soggy with the chutney or the veggies.
3. the left over veggies can be used up in any dish or you can just sprinkle some chaat masala or black salt on them and have them directly, except the onions :-)
4. vegan can use vegan substitutes to butter.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4


Comments

  1. Kathryn Thompson says

    Your hand toaster looks very similar to something we have in South Africa called a jaffle which is round on shape but otherwise exactly the same. I really want to try your sandwiches now, but don’t have a jaffle. I’ll have to see If I can find it in Hong Kong where I live now!

    • says

      no you cannot make it in the microwave. you can make it on the tava or flat pan though. just stuff the sandwich with the fillings and pan fry the sandwiches on the tava with a little bit of oil or butter. just be careful when turning over the sandwiches so that the veggies don’t spill out. brown them on the tava and have hot.

      you can also first toast the bread on the tava and then add the veg fillings to it. but the taste of sandwich made this way is different than the one made in the above way.

  2. says

    I have seen those hand toasters here and always wondered if I should get it, i mean you can’t really depend on elecrticity here… But now that you say it tastes different I’m tempted to get it and try this. though not toasted my mum use to make sandwiches the exact same way. :)

  3. says

    That looks so crispy & delicious, I’m going to put corinader mint chutney on all my sandwiches from now on. I sometimes use pesto but this is better. I REALLY want one of those toasters now too!!

  4. says

    aaah dabeli and ragda patties.. gosh street food is fun:) so many memories associated with it. even the simple butta stand. these toasts look fantastic. total comfort food on a rainy evening. like right now:)

    • says

      even i miss mumbai.

      the blog is there online. when i changed the theme version the link got replaced from the header menu. corrected it last night. you can see the link on the header menu bar now.

  5. says

    wow I love this recipe. Your blog is really inspirational to me! I don’t cook a lot of Indian food but I would love to cook some more…!!

  6. says

    I have only been in Bombay for the stopovers on two of my flights to India from California. Too bad I could never go there when I had fewer responsibilities.

    However, your sandwich looks is packed with healthy stuff. I am loving it…

  7. says

    I love the flavors in this sandwich! I must admit the thought of cooking Indian food is overwhelming to me so it’s something I leave up to professionals but I’m excited to try to keep up with your recipes. I could totally make this!

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