Veg Cheese Sandwich

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Veg Cheese Sandwich recipe with step by step photos. This is a Bombay style delicious stuffed sandwich made with a filling of mix vegetables, topped with cheese and grilled or toasted. You can also enjoy these sandwiches without grilling or toasting them. The recipe is easily adaptable and customizable to made with your preferred veggies and cheese.

Veg Cheese Toast Sandwich

About Veg Cheese Sandwich

I have been having these scrumptious sandwiches from the street side sandwich stalls or carts in Mumbai, during my school and college years, as breakfast or brunch or takeaways. Even later when working, I would have these sandwiches for a quick brunch or lunch.

These sandwiches usually have vegetables like tomato, cucumber, onion, boiled potatoes and beets. Sometimes you may find capsicum too.

I have added most veggies in these sandwiches, except boiled beetroots. I have added onions, tomatoes, boiled potatoes and capsicum. If you love cheesy sandwiches, you can also check the classic Cheese Sandwich that is made without any vegetables.

These sandwiches can be simply be assembled and eaten as is. Or you could opt to toast or grill them. The toasting or grilling can be done in a sandwich toaster or panini press or in a frying pan or skillet on the stovetop.

I have toasted the sandwich. But you can also grill them as some folks prefer that way. An electric toaster or a handheld stovetop toaster works well to make these Veg Cheese Sandwich.

Sandwiches are easy and quick to make. And especially good for morning hours when you are running short of time. You can also pack sandwiches for tiffin box or for a short picnic.

For making toast, sandwiches or Bread Pakora or for that matter, any Bread Snacks, I always prefer to use homemade Whole Wheat Bread or Brown Bread or multi-grain bread.

However honestly speaking the best taste comes with White Bread. So there is always a temptation to use white bread knowing well that it is not healthy and made with all-purpose flour.

But I choose health over taste, much to the chagrin of the other family members. And so this sandwich is also made with whole wheat bread.

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Serve Veg Cheese Sandwich with green chutney or tomato sauce. Potato wafers and a cup of hot Ginger Chai or Masala Chai will also go well along with the sandwiches.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Veg Cheese Sandwich

1. First prep everything before you start preparing the sandwiches. Prepare the chutney.

Here I made Mint Coriander Chutney which does not take much time. Also, slice the veggies and grate the cheese.

The vegetables that you will need are:

  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small to medium onion
  • 1 boiled and peeled potato
  • 1 small capsicum (green bell pepper)
  • 1 small to medium peeled cucumber

Slice these veggies into thin rounds and set aside. For a homemade loaf, cut it with a serrated knife to get even slices.

For the cheese, use mozzarella cheese or processed cheese or your preferred cheese that melts. The cheese that I have added is cheddar cheese.

Note: If you are running short of time, you could omit making the green chutney. But the green chutney does add a lot of flavor to the sandwiches.

ingredients for veg cheese toast sandwich recipe

2. Slice the edges of the bread if you prefer. Spread butter evenly on all the slices. Make sure the butter covers the entire of bread.

A generous coating of butter does not allow the bread to become soggy, when you apply the chutney.

You could use either salted butter or unsalted butter, whatever you have on hand.

spreading butter evenly on all the slices

3. Spread the mint-coriander chutney on all the bread slices.

mint-coriander chutney on bread slices

4. Place the onion, tomato, boiled & peeled potato and capsicum slices. Sprinkle some chaat masala or sandwich masala on them.

Also, sprinkle a pinch of black salt or pink salt or regular salt evenly.

onion, tomato, potato and capsicum slices on bread slices

5. Now top with grated cheese.

grated cheese on bread slices

6. Cover the sandwiches with the remaining bread slices and place in a preheated toaster or grill.

cover veg cheese sandwich

7. Toast for 2 to 3 minutes till the bread gets toasted well and golden. Toast the remaining sandwiches in the same way.

toast the veg cheese sandwich

8. Spread some butter on top of the hot sandwiches and serve Veg Cheese Sandwich hot or warm with the remaining chutney and tomato ketchup.

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Veg Cheese Sandwich

Delicious and filling Vegetable Cheese Sandwich made with assorted mix veggies like tomato, cucumber, onion, bell peppers, boiled potatoes topped with grated cheddar and later grilled to perfection.
4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Indian, Mumbai Street Food
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Diet Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 3


For chutney

  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 inch ginger – chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chili – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala (optional)
  • black salt or regular salt or rock salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water or as needed, to grind the chutney
  • 3 to 4 drops lemon juice – optional

For veg cheese sandwich

  • 8 to 10 slices Whole Wheat Bread or white bread or brown bread
  • 1 tomato – medium-sized, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion – small to medium-sized, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber – small to medium-sized, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 capsicum (green bell pepper) – small, thinly sliced
  • 1 beetroot – thinly sliced, optional
  • 1 potato – boiled, thinly sliced
  • ½ to ⅔ cup cheddar cheese – grated or shredded, can add cheese as required
  • Butter – softened, at room temperature, as needed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chaat masala or sandwich masala to sprinkle on the veggies, add as required
  • black salt as required, to sprinkle on the veggies



  • Prepare the chutney first. Blend all the ingredients mentioned under the list 'for 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.
  • Steam or boil the potatoes and beetroot. You can cook these veggies in a pressure cooker or instant pot adding water as needed.
  • Once cooled, peel them and slice them thinly. Set aside.
  • Rinse and peel the onions and cucumber. Slice them thinly into round slices.
  • Rinse and remove the seeds from the capsicum. Slice it thinly. Also slice the tomatoes thinly.
    Keep the sliced veggies aside. Grate the cheese and set aside.

Making veg cheese sandwich

  • Slice the edges of the bread if you prefer. Spread butter evenly on all the slices. Make sure the butter covers the entire of bread.
    A generous coating of butter does not allow the bread to become soggy, when you apply the chutney.
  • Spread the mint-coriander chutney on all the bread slices.
  • Place the onion, tomato, potato and capsicum slices. Sprinkle a pinch of chaat masala or sandwich masala evenly on them. Also sprinkle a pinch of black salt evenly.
  • Now top with grated cheese.
  • Cover the sandwiches with the remaining bread slices and place in a preheated toaster or grill.
  • Toast for 2 to 3 minutes or till the bread gets toasted well and is cripsy and golden. Toast the remaining sandwiches in the same way.
    You could also simply make the sandwiches and enjoy them without toasting or grilling.
  • Spread some butter on top of the hot sandwiches and serve Veg Cheese Sandwich hot with the remaining chutney and tomato ketchup.


  • To make spicy sandwiches, increase the number of green chilies in the mint-coriander chutney.
  • Add any variety of melty cheese. You can also top the veggies with cheese slices. 
  • You can omit adding the chutney if you prefer, but the green chutney does add a lot of flavor to these sandwiches. 
  • A few variations would be to add some eggless mayonnaise or greek yogurt to the sandwich.
  • The recipe can be scaled up to make for small parties. 

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Veg Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 741mg32%
Potassium 1087mg31%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3210IU64%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.5mg33%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.4mg24%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 5mg25%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 0.2µg3%
Vitamin C 90mg109%
Vitamin D 0.1µg1%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 38µg36%
Calcium 341mg34%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 143µg36%
Iron 4mg22%
Magnesium 125mg31%
Phosphorus 366mg37%
Zinc 3mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Veg Cheese Sandwich recipe from the archives first published in August 2014 has been updated and republished on January 2023.

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  1. Dear dassana, i made some veg sandwiches by following your recipes and all of them came out tasty. I was just wondering can i add boiled carrot to the sandwich as my kids like carrot and raw slices will be little difficult for them. If then, how should I boil it, with the potatoes? Will it take more time? Thanks..

  2. Hi dassana,
    these toasts look amazing. Can i grate and use the same paneer that is used in sabzis here? I have seen some street vendors using paneer in sandwiches but never paid attention to the type that they use.

  3. Actually i just wanted to request you for eggless mayonnaise recipe which doesn’t have black pepper and tastes like other yummy mayo’s available !
    Could you please : )

  4. Thnkuuu soo much

    i m surely going to make it soon now.. Thanku fr telling me d diff n use of cheese types.. 🙂

  5. Can u help me out plz.. I m plannjng to make a few recipes.. Can u plz temme, if amul processed cheese, amul cheese cubes and cheddar cheese.. Are 3 if these are same thing???

      1. Lol.. Gud dat u told me.. I was going to bring cheese cubes and add it in these toasts.

        1. heena, you can add processed cheese cubes also. in fact you can add any cheese. in mumbai style sandwiches, they don’t add cheddar cheese. but the regular processed cheese. cheddar cheese is expensive and is a kind of a hard cheese with a sharp flavor. sometimes they are matured also. processed cheese does not have a sharp flavor. but when you simply make an american style cheese toast, then add cheddar cheese.

  6. can mozzarella cheese be added?? i dnt hav any knowledgeabout cheese.. just know about mozzarella n cheese slices.

    1. heena, you can add mozzarella cheese. but it will have stringy texture like how you get in pizza. but taste will be good.

      1. Oh.. Den i ll go fr cheddar cheese.. Can u plz temme dat amul brand processed cheddar cheese is gud or nt

        1. amul brand is good. just check the manufacturing and expiry date before you buy.

  7. Am in the medical profession experimenting with recipes my hobby found coating one side of the buttered bread with tomato ketchup adds a sweet sour tangy taste all else remains the same thank you for all your potato recipes and their meticulous pictorial presentations Dr Ghosh5 stars

    1. thanks for the suggestion debdatta. in fact i do know some friends doing this method. gives a nice sweet and tangy taste.

  8. Hey Dasanna, Love your blog.. i like your writing style and looks like layout is changed since i last checked-up (time flies away so fast).. If i may post my query.. Whenever i make sandwiches, they dont come out looking so quite good and snug.. Either the filling is oozed out or bread gets squashed. i am thinking it might be due to my sandwich maker.. i read that you are using bajaj, Can you please let me know what model you are using ?

    It would be so helpful for me so as not to burn money twice again.Thanks. (btw i tried all your sandwich recipes, and the soggy toasts which my sandwich maker throws out is heck tasty, just imagining how it would taste if i can manage one good-looking sandwich)

    1. thanks anjali. if you apply a good layer of butter on the bread and just place the stuffing moderately, then the sandwiches won’t become moist. also the chutney should be on the thicker side. i don’t remember the model as i gave away the toaster to my mom.

      1. Thanks alot Dassana for your inputs. can you pls give some recommendations for a sandwich maker.5 stars

        1. welcome anjali. first i had bajaj sandwich maker, which i gave to my mom, since i wanted to get one with a waffle plate. bajaj one was good and heating was quick. then i got morphy richards. the heating is slow as compared to bajaj, but the sandwiches are good. its even more lighter than bajaj model. in fact in both the sandwich makers, the sandwiches come out very well. i have got this one and it has a waffle maker –

  9. Yummy recipe.tried it for breakfast easy,perfect to start a lazy weekend.

    1. harkita, what problem you are facing. are you checking the tomato sauce recipe from mobile or desktop computer.

  10. hello, what cheese would you suggest? I live in the US and each category of cheese has so many sub-varieties (Very Sharp Cheddar, Mild Cheddar, Pepper Jack Cheddar and the list is endless). I really miss the simple cheese we get back in India. My hands are itching to make this!!!

  11. During my trip to India I always craved this. The hotel where I am staying at was a perfect place for this one. During my vegetable carving class they served also.

  12. yum yum and yum. I love these sandwiches that they sell on roadside thelas in bombay.
    do you add sabja seeds to regular water?