bombay masala toast sandwich recipe | mumbai toast sandwich recipe

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mumbai masala toast sandwich – spiced street food snack of toast sandwiches from mumbai.

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bombay toast sandwich recipe with step by step photos – yummy street snack of toast sandwiches from mumbai. these sandwiches are stuffed with a delicious spiced mashed potato stuffing, topped with a few veggies and then grilled or toasted.

bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

the potato masala or stuffing is made with boiled and mashed potatoes, which is then tempered with spices. easy to make, especially if you have leftover boiled or mashed potatoes. the sandwiches are spiced up with a spicy green chutney and chaat masala or sandwich masala.

i was born and brought up in mumbai. so no wonder, 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. then i missed the mumbai snacks and street food. difficult to get the same kind of stuff in other parts of india.

these sandwiches are my family’s favorite sandwich. since we all are fond of the typical mumbai street food, i make them often at home.

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.

one of my favorite places to eat the bombay masala cheese toast sandwich and bombay veg sandwich was the swastik sandwich stall in santacruz (west) – mumbai and the sandwich stall near my college. i also remember buying their swastik sandwich masala when back in mumbai.

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bombay toast sandwich recipe details below:

bombay masala toast sandwich recipe
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mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

mumbai masala toast sandwich – spiced street food snack of toast sandwiches from mumbai.

course snacks
cuisine indian, indian street food
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 50 minutes
servings 6
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for green chutney:

  • 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves or ½ cup each of mint leaves and coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, i added 3 as we like spicy chutney for sandwiches
  • salt as required
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons water for grinding, optional

for potato masala stuffing:

  • 3 to 4 medium potatoes or 1.5 cups mashed potatoes
  • ½ tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch), finely chopped
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta), kept whole or chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta) - you can add 1/4 cup too. i prefer to add more
  • salt as required

other ingredients:

  • 10 to 12 slices bread - white, brown, whole wheat or multi grain bread
  • 1 medium onion, peeled, rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 1 small capsicum, rinsed and thinly sliced (optional)
  • butter as required
  • chaat masala or sandwich masala as required
  • roasted cumin powder as required optional
  • black salt or rock salt or regular salt as required

how to make recipe

for preparing green chutney:

  1. blend all the ingredients mentioned under the list 'for green chutney' in a grinder or small blender. add very little water. the chutney has to be of thick or slightly thick consistency.
  2. keep the chutney aside.

preparing potato masala stuffing for the sandwiches:

  1. rinse 3 to 4 medium potatoes very well and then steam or cook them in a pressure cooker or steamer. the potatoes should be cooked very well.
  2. when the potatoes are warm, peel and mash them with a vegetable masher.
  3. heat ½ tbsp oil in a shallow pan and add ½ tsp mustard seeds.

  4. when the mustard seeds crackle, add ½ tsp cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida. saute till the cumin seeds splutter and change color. keep the flame on low so that the spices do not get burnt.

  5. add 1 or 2 green chilies (finely chopped), ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 8 to 10 curry leaves (kept whole or chopped). stir well.

  6. add the mashed potatoes. season with salt.
  7. stir and mix the potatoes with the rest of the spices. saute on a low flame for 2 minutes.
  8. then add ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves. you can add ¼ cup too. i prefer to add more.

  9. mix and saute for a minute. keep this potato masala filling aside. let it become warm or cool down at room temperature.

prepping & assembling masala sandwich:

  1. slice 1 medium onion and 1 medium tomato, thinly. keep aside.
  2. spread butter evenly on the bread slices. a generous coating of butter does not allow the bread to become soggy, when you apply the chutney. 

  3. now spread the coriander chutney.
  4. spread the potato masala filling on the bread slices.
  5. place the 1 or 2 tomato slices and onion slices.
  6. sprinkle a pinch or two of chaat masala powder, black salt (can use rock salt or regular salt too) and roasted cumin powder.
  7. cover with the slices on which we have spread the butter and chutney.

making mumbai masala toast sandwich:

  1. place in a preheated toaster or grill. you can also toast these sandwiches in a hand held stove top toaster. preheat the toaster or grill, as per the manufacturer’s instructions and then place the sandwiches
  2. toast the sandwiches till crisp and golden. remove in a plate and spread some butter on top of the masala toast sandwiches.
  3. serve mumbai masala toast sandwiches hot with tomato ketchup and the remainder coriander chutney. you can also sprinkle some fine sev on the sandwiches while serving.

recipe notes

few tips for mumbai masala toast sandwich:

  • recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  • though white bread is used by the mumbai street vendors, but you can use whole wheat, multi grain or any other healthy variety of bread to make mumbai masala toast sandwich. 
  • if you do not want to have butter, then just skip it or you can brush a bit of olive oil on the bread slices. 

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bombay masala toast sandwich recipe:

for preparing green chutney:

1. take 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves, ½ tsp chaat masala powder, 1 to 2 green chilies (chopped) in a chutney grinder jar. i usually add 2 to 3 green chilies as we prefer a bit spicy chutney in the sandwiches. you can also add half-half of coriander leaves and mint leaves. just add a pinch or two of salt, as chaat masala already has salt in it.

chutney ingredients for mumbai masala toast sandwich

2. grind the chutney ingredients till smooth. no need to add water. but if you cannot grind, then add 1 or 2 tsp of water. i did not add water as there was enough moisture after rinsing the coriander leaves to help them grind to a smooth chutney.

chutney for mumbai masala toast sandwich

3. collect the coriander chutney in a bowl. check the taste and add more salt if required. cover and keep the chutney aside if you are making sandwiches immediately or else refrigerate. if not using immediately, sprinkle a few drops of lemon or lime juice, so that the chutney color does not darken.

green chutney for mumbai masala toast sandwich

making potato stuffing for masala sandwich:

  1. rinse 3 to 4 medium potatoes very well and then steam or cook them in a pressure cooker or steamer. the potatoes should be cooked very well.

potatoes for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

2. when the potatoes are warm, peel and mash them with a vegetable masher.

 mumbai masala toast sandwich

3. heat ½ tbsp oil in a shallow pan and add ½ tsp mustard seeds.

mustard for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

4. when the mustard seeds crackle, add ½ tsp cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida. saute till the cumin seeds splutter and change color. keep the flame on low so that the spices do not get burnt.

cumin for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

5. add 1 or 2 green chilies (finely chopped).

chillies for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

6. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder.

turmeric for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

7. stir.

making bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

8. add 8 to 10 curry leaves (kept whole or chopped). stir.

curry leaves for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

9. add the mashed potatoes.

potatoes for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

10. season with salt.

salt for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

11. stir and mix the potatoes with the rest of the spices. saute on a low flame for 2 minutes.

making bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

12. then add ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves. you can add ¼ cup too. i prefer to add more.

coriander for bombay masala toast sandwich recipe

13. mix and saute for a minute. keep this potato masala filling aside. let it become warm or cool down at room temperature.

preparing mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

prepping and assembling masala sandwich:

1. slice 1 medium onion and 1 medium tomato, thinly. keep aside.

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2. spread butter evenly on the bread slices. a generous coating of butter does not allow the bread to become soggy, when you apply the chutney. you can choose brown, whole wheat, multi grain or white bread. if you want you can even slice off the edges of the bread.

bread for mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

3. now spread the coriander chutney. the coriander chutney can be made a day before and refrigerated.

chutney for mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

4. spread the potato masala filling on the bread slices.

potatoes for mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

5. place 1 or 2 or 3 tomato slices.

tomatoes for mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

6. then place 1 or 2 or 3 onion slices.

onions for mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

7. sprinkle a pinch or two of chaat masala powder, black salt (can use rock salt or regular salt too) and roasted cumin powder.

chaat masala for mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

8. cover with the remaining slices on which we have spread the butter and chutney.

making mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

making mumbai masala toast sandwich:

9. place in a preheated toaster or grill. you can also toast these sandwiches in a hand held stove top toaster. preheat the toaster or grill, as per the manufacturer’s instructions and then place the sandwiches.

making mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

10. toast the sandwiches till crisp and golden. remove in a plate and spread some butter on top of the masala toast sandwiches. spreading butter is an optional step.

making mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

11. serve mumbai masala toast sandwiches hot with tomato ketchup and the remainder coriander chutney. you can also sprinkle some fine sev on the sandwiches while serving.

mumbai masala toast sandwich recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hi…. Have tried many of ur recipes… All of turned really well… This recipe looks great… Going to try it for todays evening snack… I hope my family would like it

    • thanks a lot pooja. i hope your family likes these masala toast sandwiches.

  2. Hey,

    Tried the recipe today and it turned out suuppeerr tasty

    • thanks pranjal for sharing positive feedback.