Mumbai City is popular for a variety of street foods which is enjoyed by everyone. People are always in a hurry for catching a train or bus and so some of them end up eating street food for all their meals. Some others prefer to eat it as a snack in the evening. The street food served in Mumbai are generally fresh, tasty and inexpensive. The most popular street food of Mumbai is Vada Pav. You will find it in every street of Mumbai. The other popular street food is Sandwiches, Pav Bhaji, Bhel Puri,Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Dahi Puri, Ragda Patties, Misal Pav, Omelette Pav, Kebabs, Idli, Dosa, Vada Sambhar, Khaman Dhokla, Chinese Bhel, Kulfi, Ice cream , Juices, Masala Chai, Filter Coffee, Paan.
Today I will share with you recipe of the popular Bombay Masala Toast Sandwich.
You will find this hot toasted sandwich sold by many vendors either on a railway station, in front of schools, colleges or offices. The sandwich is prepared by putting tasty potato and peas stuffing between two slices of bread. The bread slices are covered with butter and green chutney. The sandwiches are spiced up with more green chutney and chat masala or sandwich masala. To the stuffing, more sliced vegetables such as tomato, onion, and capsicum are added while grilling the sandwich. The sandwich is served by applying extra butter and chutney over it and a generous amount of nylon sev/ thin sev/thin gram flour noodles are sprinkled.
Whenever I visit Mumbai, I am tempted to have this toasted sandwich. The smell of the sandwich toasting when you pass by the sandwich vendor will awaken your taste buds.
The potato and peas stuffing is very easy to make. The vendors or the street hawkers who sell the toasted sandwich have the gas toaster which uses the stove for cooking. At home, we can use the toaster if available, or else use the electric toaster or griller. If you do not have either of them, you simply toast the sandwich on a flat pan on low heat. Apply butter on the flat pan and place the sandwich over it. Put a heavy plate or board on the sandwich and then toast the sandwich till brown and crispy by flipping sides on low heat.
I have made this sandwich with a wholemeal bread. It is made with the white bread on the street.
You can also make Bombay masala cheese toasted sandwich by adding a generous amount of grated processed cheese while making the sandwich. Put the grated cheese on the stuffing after placing tomato, onion, and capsicum. Grilled the sandwich and your yummy cheesy masala toast is ready.
Just enjoy this simple Bombay masala toast sandwich in whatever way you like with a cup of coffee, tea or soup.