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Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe – a step by step recipe of preparing tasty Bombay vegetable toast sandwich.

bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

These much loved sandwiches are a popular street food in Mumbai. being born and brought up in Mumbai, this post conjures a lot of memory for me. As there were times I would only have this sandwich, with my college friends and practically nothing for the rest of the day.

Even after finishing college when studying further, the veggie toast sandwiches were always on my list and I would frequent the swastik sandwich stall in santacruz in the Mumbai suburbs often.

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.

I make these veg sandwiches often. the night before, I prepare the green chutney for sandwich and refrigerate it. The next day the assembling is easy and I just need to cook the potatoes and beetroot. After leaving Mumbai, I do miss the easily available street food there and do make them whenever I can.

Serve these veg toast sandwiches as soon as they are made along with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

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4.8 from 5 votes
Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe - these much loved sandwiches are a popular street food in Mumbai
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Breakfast, Snacks

Servings 4 sandwiches


for the green chutney

  • 1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves or ½ cup each of mint leaves and coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder or add as per taste
  • 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 veg toast sandwiches

  • 8 to 10 slices brown or whole wheat, multi grain or white bread
  • 1 medium size tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 boiled beetroot, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 or 2 boiled potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • butter at room temperature, as required
  • chaat masala or sandwich masala to sprinkle on the veggies, as required
  • black salt or rock salt or regular salt to sprinkle on the veggies, as required


making green chutney for veg sandwiches

  • 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.
  • Keep the chutney aside.

making veg toast sandwich

  • Slice the bread corners if you want. Apply butter on the bread slices
  • Apply the green chutney on the buttered slices.
  • Place the 2-3 slices of all the veggies alternately on four bread slices.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala or sandwich masala and black salt on the veggies alternately.
  • Cover these with the remaining bread slices. Now toast the sandwiches in a toaster or grill.
  • 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.
  • Serve veg toast sandwich with tomato ketchup and some coriander chutney.


Tips for making veg toast sandwich recipe:
  1. Apply a little extra butter on the bread ensures that the sandwich does not get soggy with the chutney or the veggies.
  2. 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 🙂
  3. Vegans can use vegan substitutes for butter.

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Step by step veg 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.

making chutney for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

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 Bombay veg toast 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. If not using immediately, sprinkle a few drops of lemon or lime juice, so that the chutney color does not darken.

chutney for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

Prepping, assembling and preparing sandwiches

4: boil or steam the potato and beetroot (if adding) in a pressure cooker or steamer. Allow them to cool or become warm. Then peel and slice them. Also slice cucumber, tomatoes and onions in thin round slices. Keep everything on the work surface, including, green chutney, butter, chaat masala and salt. Use softened butter or butter at room temperature.

potatoes for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

5: slice the bread corners if you want. Apply butter on the bread slices. A generous coating of butter does not allow the bread to become soggy, when you apply the chutney.

bread for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

6. Apply the green chutney on the buttered slices.

chutney for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

7: place the 2-3 slices of the potatoes first. You can also place beetroot slices if using.

potatoes for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

8: sprinkle a pinch or two of chaat masala or sandwich masala and a pinch or two of black salt/rock salt/regular salt on the potato slices.

masala for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

9. Then place 2 to 3 slices each of onions, tomatoes and cucumber. sprinkle chaat masala or sandwich masala and black salt/rock salt/regular salt on these slices too.

onions for Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

10: cover these with the remaining slices to which butter and green chutney have been applied.

making Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

11. Place the sandwiches to toast in a toaster or a grill. Preheat the toaster or grill first, as per the manufacturer’s instructions and then place the sandwiches. You can also use a hand held toaster.

making Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

12: toast or grill the sandwiches till they are golden and crisp from the top. If using a hand toaster you will have to toast one sandwich at a time. Keep the hand toaster on a lit stove top on a low to medium flame. 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 while toasting.

making Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

13. Spread some butter on the hot sandwiches.

making Bombay veg toast sandwich recipe

14. Serve Mumbai veg toast sandwich with tomato sauce and some pudina chutney.

Bombay veg toast sandwich

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  1. Am new to this site .. Its amazing .. I’ve tried the veg.Manchurian, The Chutneys, Mysore dosa.. Just can’t thank you enough for this easy to cook methods .. God Bless You .. Keep posting 🙂5 stars

  2. I tried this today and it was a super hit. This was my first from your sandwich collection; will try more in days to come. Thanks. Please add more if possible 🙂

    1. thank maneesha 🙂 for positive views, will surely keep posting more sandwiches.

  3. Its time for the breakfast and I am looking for something quick and tasty to eat. And here i found my choice….. 5 stars

  4. Hi Dassana,
    wanted to try a simple recipe this weekend and tried this out.preparation of mint coriander chutney and chopping all vegetables took time(all in the same time),but the sandwich came out well and everyone at home liked it:).Thank you for the recipe.

    1. welcome sindhu. glad to know that everyone liked the sandwich. thanks for sharing positive feedback.

  5. Hi Thanks for recipe. I have tried the same & it was tasty. I have boiled the beetroot which was little raw not like potato. Is that make any difference in taste?5 stars

    1. welcome bhumika. beetroot has to be cooked completely. it won’t have the texture of potatoes when cooked, but will be soft. slight raw taste will give a slight difference in the taste.

  6. 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!

    1. it would be difficult to get abroad. you can try grilling the sandwiches instead.

  7. Hi Dassana I too make something similar and love it completely. In mumbai their are many joints miss them so much.

  8. I love these sandwiches. And so many veggies and the chutney. What more could you ask for?

    1. 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.

  9. 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. 🙂

    1. sure do buy the hand toaster. it is not expensive and a good aid when one wants quick and delicious toasted sandwiches.

  10. 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!!

  11. 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:)

  12. delicious veg sandwich dear !!!loved the filling u have used !!!!!!!!

  13. I miss Mumbai…specially the food 🙁

    what happened to your another blog, somehow I couldn’t find it.

    1. 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.

  14. 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…!!

    1. hey lysa do try cooking indian food. there is so much to indian food that even my blog falls short of it.

  15. 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…

  16. 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!

    1. you could easily make this sandwich krista and you can also easily cook indian food at home. it is not difficult 🙂