Bombay Sandwich

A very famous Mumbai street food sandwich recipe🥪 But not only in streets, it is also common in many restaurants in Mumbai. But the sandwich carries the name as “Bombay Sandwich” ( with the old name of Mumbai).

We were in Mumbai for 2 years and I have a big attachment towards this sandwich. Normally, Bombay sandwiches are made with lots of boiled or steamed vegetables, onion, tomato, cucumber,green chutney, chat masala with butter and cheese.

After a long time, I had these sandwiches again at my friend’s place in Jo’burg. Being a Maharashtrian, she makes them so good. Due to my attachment towards cooking, I wanted her to write down the recipe. So, this is her recipe.

These sandwiches are very healthy as it has many vegetables stuffed inside. Italian herbs, I have used in this recipe is optional. Use it if you have or you can skip it. Black salt, I have used can be substituted with normal salt too. But black salt gives better taste.

Normally these sandwiches are made with three slices of bread with vegetables layered inbetween them. But I have used only two slices of bread to make it. Bombay sandwich is made with white bread in the streets of Mumbai. But I have used brown bread as it is healthy. You can decide as per your preference.

These sandwiches are perfect for breakfast or for an evening tea-time snack along with any kind of sauce🥪


The below quantity makes 2 sandwiches.

  • Onion- 4 slices
  • Tomato- 4 slices
  • Boiled potato- 6 slices
  • Boiled Beetroot- 4 slices
  • Cucumber- 8 slices
  • Green capsicum- 3 slices
  • Butter- as needed
  • Bread slices- 4
  • Green Chutney- 4 tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup- as needed
  • Red chilli flakes- as needed
  • Pepper powder- as needed
  • Chat masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Italian herbs- 1/4th tsp (optional)
  • Black salt- 1/4th tsp or as needed
  • Cheese- as needed ( grated or sliced)


Boil or steam potatoes and beetroot. Remove the skin and slice it as rings or as circles. All the vegetables are to be sliced as rings or circles.

Let us make green chutney now. Take coriander leaves( handful), mint leaves( handful), garlic clove(one), ginger( half inch), green chilli(one), lemon juice( half) with required water and little salt.
Move it into mixer jar. First grind it and then add little water as required to make a paste.
Do not make it more watery as it will make the bread soggy. Green chutney is ready.
Take 2 slices of bread. Spread butter on both slices on one side.
Spread 2 tbsp green chutney( 1 tbsp on each slice)or as needed on both slices of bread on one side.
Spread tomato ketchup on both slices of bread.
Now start layering the vegetables. Keep 2 rings in each vegetable or as you need ( onion, tomato, potato, beetroot, capsicum, cucumber).

Now keep the grated cheese or cheese slice on top. You can add cheese as you need.
Now sprinkle red chilli flakes, pepper powder, chat masala, Italian herbs (optional) and black salt.
Close it and cover with the other slice of bread and spread some more butter on top of it.
Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a pan.
Keep the flame in low and place the sandwich on the pan.
Cook it till the surface of the bread becomes brown and crispy. If using white bread, golden brown colour is good. I have used brown bread. Press the top of the sandwich with the spatula. You can cover the top of the pan with a lid and cook it for sometime in low flame.
Reverse and cook it the other side too in low flame till the surface gets golden brown and crispy. Press the top with spatula.
Once it is ready, move it to the plate.
Sliced to half. You could see the layers of vegetables in melted cheese.


  • Choose any variety of bread you would prefer.
  • Usage of butter and cheese is as per your preference.
  • This sandwich can be eaten without grilling too.