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.
Bombay Masala Toast Sandwich
- 2 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp green chili paste
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 12 curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 3 large potatoes boiled and mashed
- 1/4 cup green peas boiled
- 1 tsp chat masala
- 2 tbsp coriander chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or of half lemon
- 8 slice Bread I have used whole meal bread. You can use bread of your choice.
- 1/2 cup butter for applying and grilling
- 1/2 cup green chutney I made by grinding coriander, garlic, salt, green chili, lemon juice together.
- 2 medium tomato thinly sliced
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 1 small capsicum thinly sliced
- chat masala for sprinkling
- 1 cup sev thin gram flour noodles
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let they crackle. Add green chili paste, ginger paste and curry leaves.
Add turmeric powder and red chili powder.
Mix and saute for a minute.
Add boiled and mashed potato.
Add salt and chopped coriander and mix well.
Add the boiled green peas. Mix well.
Add chat masala and mix well.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Saute the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Stuffing is ready.
Remove the prepared stuffing in a bowl and keep aside.
Take two slices of bread. Apply butter on both of them.
Apply green chutney on them.
Put a generous amount of the prepared stuffing on chutney layer. Spread it evenly.
Place sliced tomato, onion, and capsicum over the stuffing. Sprinkle chat masala over it.
Cover it with a slice of bread on which butter and chutney is applied facing downward. Press it lightly. Apply a tsp of butter over it. Similarly, prepare other sandwiches.
In the griller/toaster, placed the prepared sandwiches. The buttered side of the bread facing downward.
Apply butter on the top of the bread.
Grilled the sandwiches till they are brown and crisp.
The toasted sandwiches are ready.
Remove them on a clean surface. Apply butter on top of the sandwich. Apply chutney over it.
Cut the toasted sandwiches into four parts. Sprinkle a generous amount of nylon sev. Sprinkle chat masala. Bombay Masala Toast Sandwich are ready to serve.
Bombay Masala Toast is ready.