India’s famous street food Bombay Sandwich served in grilled form. The addition of green chutney and chaat masala truly elevate this sandwich and make it one of the best desi sandwiches.
Love Desi Sandwiches? Then do try my Paneer Sandwich, Samosa Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Bengaluru Sandwich and Masala Chickpea Sandwich.
What is Bombay Sandwich?
Its a Vegetable Sandwich with Indian flavor originated in Bombay, hence the name. White bread is slathered with soft butter and green chutney and topped with thinly sliced veggies like potato, cucumber, tomato and onion.
We season the veggies with salt and a generous pinch of chaat masala and top it with another bread slathered with butter and green chutney.
Simple and tasty sandwich loaded with veggies. While this sandwich tastes just amazing, I like to grill mine. I love using sour dough bread as it gives texture to the sandwich, but you can certainly use white bread to grill it.
Bread – I prefer sour dough bread for grilling the veggies, but you can also use white bread.
Green Chutney – fresh chutney made with coriander and mint is the key component and what makes it desi. Highly recommend making the chutney fresh at home.
Masala Powder – chaat masala or sandwich masala can be used. They are easily available in Indian stores, I used chaat masala today.
Grated Cheese – used mild white cheddar, you can also use mixed Mexican blend or any of your favorite cheese.
Veggies – potato, green bell pepper, onion, cucumber and tomato.
Butter – soft white butter, remove the butter two hours before making the sandwich for it to soften.
How to make Bombay Vegetable Sandwich
1- Boil the potatoes. I cooked them in the instant pot for 12 minutes.
2- Make the green chutney – Add coriander leaves, mint, green chili, dry coconut, ginger, garlic, cumin, salt, lime juice, and little water. Blend until smooth.
3- Slice all the veggies – boiled potato, onion, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper.
4 – Apply softened butter on two sour dough breads, followed by green chutney. Place sliced potato, tomato and green bell pepper. Add a pinch of salt and a generous pinch of chaat masala ( or sandwich masala). Add some cheese, its optional but helps to hold the veggies together.
5- Now add thinly sliced cucumber, onion, chaat masala and grated cheese and top it with the other bread.
6- Apply butter on top of the bread and on the grill and cook the sandwich till crispy, golden brown and the cheese melts. Serve immediately with Maggi sweet and spicy sauce.
Tips & Notes
Highly recommend making homemade green chutney for this recipe
You can either use chaat masala or sandwich masala. Both are easily available in Indian stores.
Thinly slice the veggies so they don’t fall apart.
Do not add too much cheese, just enough to hold the veggies together. The sandwich tastes equally delicious without the cheese.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is available in Indian stores.
Yes…. skip the cheese and replace butter with oil.
Bombay Grilled Sandwich
- 8 slices sour dough bread or white bread
- 2 medium potato, boiled and sliced
- 2 small tomato, sliced
- 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
- 2 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, cut to circles
- chaat masala as needed
- salt to taste
- ½ stick softened butter
- cheese as needed ( I used white cheddar)
- 1 bunch coriander leaves, washed and roughly chopped
- 1 small handful mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon dry coconut
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2-3 green chilis
- 1-2 teaspoon lemon juice
- salt to taste
- water ( just enough to grind the chutney)
- Add coriander, green chili, dry coconut, ginger, garlic, cumin, salt, lime juice, and water. Blend until smooth.
Boiling Potatoes in the instant pot –
- Add 3 cups of water into the stainless steel insert of the instant pot. Place the washed potato and close the instant pot lid to sealing position.
- Press the pressure cook button and adjust the time to 12 minutes. After the 12 minutes is done, wait till the pressure release naturally. When you insert a fork and it goes through easily but the potato doesn’t fall apart, means the potato is cooked right.
Making the Bombay Grilled Sandwich
- Slice all the veggies – boiled potato, onion, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper.
- Apply softened butter on two sour dough breads, followed by green chutney. Place sliced potato, tomato and green bell pepper. Add a pinch of salt and a generous pinch of chaat masala ( or sandwich masala). Add some cheese, its optional but helps to hold the veggies together.
- Now add thinly sliced cucumber and onion, chaat masala and grated cheese and top it with the other bread.
- Apply butter on top of the bread and on the grill and cook the sandwich till crispy, golden brown and the cheese melts. Serve immediately with Maggi sweet and spicy sauce.
Perfect for a yummy lunch. All the ingredients work very well together and it tastes so good!
So glad you enjoyed it.
Absolutely delicious! This is now my favorite sandwich to make and I definitely recommend trying it out.
I have tried a lot of sandwich recipes but this one definitely stands out!! The flavor is amazing, will definitely remake many times.
Sujatha. Y v