Mumbai grilled sandwich
A healthy vegetarian Mumbai toasted vegetable sandwich, nearly found in every street-corner, train station, bus stop, college, school and near beach, with colourful vegetables and with melting cheese or without it, tastes delicious and a quick snack.
Mumbai or Bombay sandwich consists of slices of soft white bread, butter, off course green chutney applied on it, without it, it is an incomplete Bombay sandwich, filled with all kinds if fresh vegetables and cheese, this can be served untoasted or toasted.
I have toasted the bread with cheese and without cheese, both tasted good. The cheese melting inside the bread with the green chutney (hari chutney) and colourful vegetables is very appetising and mouth watering, which nobody can avoid or control themselves from eating this delicious mouth-watering sandwich. For the kids, you can avoid hari chutney and chaat masala, they will enjoy, as kids love cheese and colourful vegetables.
This Mumbai sandwich has become one of my favourite, quick, easy and delicious sandwiches, which can be eaten any time or packed in lunch boxes.
Preparation time: 15 mins (if the green chutney is prepared in advance)
Cooking time: 5 mins
Cuisine: Mumbai street food
- White or brown bread – few slices
- Potato (boiled) – 1, medium size
- Onion – 1, medium size
- Red bell pepper – 1(optional)
- Green bell paper - 1
- Tomato – 1, medium size
- Cucumber – 1
- Cheese slice - few
- Green chutney – 1/2cup
- Butter as required
- Salt, black pepper, chaat masala
- Coriander leaves – 1 big handful
- Green chilli – 1
- Lemon juice – ½ lemon or 2tsp
- Salt as per taste
- Sugar - 1/4th tsp
- Black salt – a pinch (optional)
- Chaat masala – a pinch (optional)
- Onion - quarter
For the green chutney
- Slice onion, cucumber, bell pepper (red and green), tomato into thin and round shapes or thin slices, keep it ready.
- In a blender, grind the above all ingredients to a smooth paste, using 1tbsp or very little water. Mix salt and keep it in airtight container in the refrigerator.
- In a mixer or blender grind all the above ingredients to a smooth paste using little water. Mix salt in the chutney. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Trim or untrim the edges of the 3 to 4 bread slices.
- Apply butter on all the bread slices. Then apply the green chutney on all slices.
- Place all the veggie slices one by one.
- The vegetables can be arranged any order you like.
- Like cucumber and bell pepper, tomato sprinkle chaat masala and black pepper in first slice, in the second slice onion, boiled potato, bell pepper, cheese slice sprinkle chaat masala, pepper powder, arrange the bread slice one on one another and cover it with the third slice, in the third slice, apply butter and green chutney.
- You can stuff all the vegetables in one slice and cheese slice, cover the sandwich with the other slice, after applying butter and green chutney (Hari chutney).
- You can apply little butter above bread for toasting. Toast the bread until it is crispy and golden brown and cheese melted.
- Slice the sandwich into small pieces or triangles as required.
- Serve veg sandwich with tomato ketchup and the cilantro chutney.
Making the cilantro chutney
Preparing the veg sandwich
- You can prepare the cilantro chutney in advance or one day before.
- Green chutney can be prepared with mint leaves also or half cilantro and half mint, with the same ingredients above.
- You can keep a slice of cheese also.
- You can cook the potato in the microwave. Wash the potato well. Prick the potatoes with a fork and microwave in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes.
- You can slice or chop the vegetables as you like.
- Vegetable sandwich for kids: For kids, add vegetables, cheese, salt and black pepper.