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bombay veg sandwich - popular mumbai street food of delicious sandwiches made with mix vegetables, green chutney and a few spice powders. 

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total time:
35minutes

veg sandwich recipe with step by step photos and video – easy to prepare mumbai style tasty veg sandwich recipe.

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what adds spice to the bombay style veg sandwich is the spicy 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 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.

this veg sandwich from bombay aka mumbai used to be one of my favorite snack during the college days. when i would be hungry and sometimes without a tiffin box, me and my friends would go to the sandwich stall opposite our college and have the plain or toasted veg sandwich. we were regular at the the sandwich guy’s stall and thus he would tailor make the sandwiches for us, 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 fan of the bombay sandwiches. these sandwiches are a also a popular bombay street food.

when i was working on the pics of the vegetable 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.

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

if you are looking for more veg sandwich recipes then do check:

  1. club sandwich
  2. potato sandwich
  3. paneer sandwich
  4. grilled sandwich
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veg sandwich recipe

bombay veg sandwich - popular mumbai street food of delicious sandwiches made with mix vegetables, green chutney and a few spice powders. 
course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine indian, mumbai street food
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 35 minutes
servings 4
rough calories per serving 320 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for veg sandwich

  • 10 slices white or brown bread
  • 2 small to medium potatoes, boiled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 medium sized beetroot, boiled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small to medium onion,
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • butter softened and at room temperature, salted or unsalted, as required
  • chaat masala as required
  • black salt to taste
  • roasted cumin powder as required- optional
  • freshly ground black pepper , optional
  • tomato ketchup or sauce to be served with the sandwiches

for making coriander chutney

  • 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves or ¾ cup coriander leaves and ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder or add as required
  • 1 green chilies, you can also add 2 green chilies
  • salt or black salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon water for grinding, optional

how to make veg sandwich recipe

making chutney for veg sandwich

  1. in a mixie or blender, take 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves, ½ tsp chaat masala powder and 1 to 2 green chilies

  2. just add a pinch or two of salt as chaat masala already has salt in it.

  3. grind the chutney ingredients till smooth. no need to add water. but if you cannot grind, then add 1 or 2 tsp of water.

  4. collect the coriander chutney in a bowl. 

  5. check the taste and add more salt if required. 

  6. cover and keep the chutney aside if you are making veg sandwiches immediately or else refrigerate.

preparing veggies for sandwich recipe

  1. boil or steam the beetroot and potatoes till they are tender.

  2. once cooled, thinly slice the beetroot and slice the potatoes.

  3. peel and thinly slice onion and cucumber. 

  4. thinly slice the tomatoes as well.

making veg sandwich

  1. trim the edges of the bread slices if you want.

  2. butter the bread slices evenly and very well.

  3. now apply the coriander chutney to the slices.

  4. place all the veggie slices one by one.

  5. sprinkle the black salt and chaat masala on each one of them or alternately.

  6. cover the sandwich with the other bread slices.

  7. slice the veg sandwich into triangles and rectangles.

  8. serve bombay veg sandwich immediately with tomato ketchup and the coriander chutney.

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recipe notes

tips for making veg sandwich recipe

  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 beetroot & potatoes are getting cooked, you can slice the other veggies and make the chutney.
  3. you can use whole wheat bread or brown bread or multigrain bread or white bread. but the best taste in veg sandwich comes with white bread.
  4. dairy butter is used in these veg sandwiches. but you could easily use vegan butter.
  5. you can also toast these veg sandwiches if you prefer.

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a) preparing coriander 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 for veg 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 veg sandwich recipe

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.

coriander chutney for bombay sandwich

b) preparing veggies for veg sandwiches

1. steam or boil 1 medium beetroot and 2 small to medium potatoes in steamer or pressure cooker. if pressure cooking, then cook them for 2 whistles.

veggies for bombay sandwich recipe

2. thinly slice the other veggies like 1 medium tomato, 1 small to medium onion and 1 medium cucumber. before slicing the cucumber to get the bitterness out from it, follow this step – just slice the top part first. then give a few slits to the cucumber on top with a knife. rub the top sliced part with the rest of the cucumber. you will see a froth like substance on cucumber. doing this method gets rid of the bitterness in the cucumber. slice the frothy part of the cucumber. rinse and peel it and then thinly slice.

veggies for bombay sandwich recipe

making veg sandwich

1. here’s all the thinly sliced veggies kept ready in a plate. in clockwise order – sliced tomatoes, cucumber, onions, boiled potatoes and beetroot.

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2. use a good quality fresh bread. if you have a loaf then slice them equally. here i used homemade white bread. you can slice the edges if you want. i have not since i was using homemade bread and the slices were soft. you can also use whole wheat bread or brown bread or multigrain bread.

bread for veg sandwich recipe

3. spread butter very well on 8 to 10 slices. make sure there is a good coating of butter as otherwise if you spread the chutney, then the bread slices can become soggy. you can use both salted as well unsalted butter. the butter should be softened and at room temperature.

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4. spread the coriander chutney now.

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5. place 2 to 3 beetroot slices on 4 to 5 of the bread slices.

making bombay veg sandwich recipe

6. sprinkle a pinch or two of black salt or regular salt, roasted cumin powder and chaat masala on the slices.

making veg sandwich recipe

7. place 2 to 3 tomato slices.

making veg sandwich recipe

8. then place 3 to 4 cucumber slices. sprinkle a pinch or two of black salt or regular salt, roasted cumin powder and chaat masala on the cucumber slices.

making veg sandwich recipe

9. place 2 to 3 onion slices.

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10. sprinkle a pinch or two of black salt or regular salt, roasted cumin powder and chaat masala again.

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11. now layer with 2 to 3 boiled potato slices.

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12. sprinkle a pinch or two of black salt or regular salt, roasted cumin powder and chaat masala again.

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13. cover with the bread slices on which we have spread the butter and chutney already.

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14. slice to get four sandwich pieces. if you use a larger bread, you can slice to 6 pieces.

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15. serve veg sandwich immediately with some extra chutney and tomato ketchup. you can also sprinkle some nylon sev (thin fried gram flour vermicelli) while serving bombay veg sandwiches.

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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. Yummy, I Love Your Recipes.. Nice Work

  2. Hi.. we need some more receipe like this. Thank you 🙂

    • Welcome Kavi

  3. tried this recipe. Absolutely yummy… Although I made toasted sandwich. Also applied tomato sauce on one of the slices and green chutney on the other… no butter inside.. loved the recipe overall… good and nutritious..

    • thanks Snehal. toast sandwiches can be easily made and tomato sauce can also be used. in fact butter can be given a skip and some olive oil can also be used.

  4. Hi Dassana

    It was awesome and vegrecipesofindia is an everyday companion for me and I would like to cook ya everyone does but like to cook differently. In that way I love your recipes and served this to my Son today and he enjoyed.

    • pleased to now this thank you so much sriram for your positive and encouraging words 🙂

  5. Is there a way I can avoid the potatoes and use something else instead?The taste was just not right without the potatoes.

    • in bombay veg sandwiches potatoes are a must. without potatoes, something will be felt missing in the taste. i would not suggest to substitute anything else with potatoes. a tuber that does come close to potatoes when boiled is tapioca. so you can give a try with tapioca slices.

  6. Wud like to get more recipe

    • sure santosh let us know which recipes you are looking for?

  7. Superb thing i just love it!!!!!

    • thankyou 🙂

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