Vegetable Sandwich (Mumbai Roadside Recipes) Video by Tarla Dalal

Vegetable Sandwich (Mumbai Roadside Recipes) Video by Tarla Dalal

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Vegetable sandwich, common fare on the Mumbai streets, this is a wholesome meal that you can feast on however short of time you are! Each sandwich is neatly cut into six equal pieces and served with tomato ketchup and chutney. And not to worry if you like it piping hot… bhaiyya will be very happy to toast them for you.

Recipe Description for Vegetable Sandwich ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

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Makes 4 sandwiches.
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To Be Blended Into A Smooth Green Chutney (makes 1/2 Cup)
1 cup roughly chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup shredded spinach (palak)
1 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 1/2 bread slices , torn into pieces
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tbsp water

For The Sandwich Masala (makes 1/2 Cup)
2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp cloves (laung / lavang)
2 tsp cinnamon (dalchini)
1/2 tbsp black peppercorns (kalimirch)
4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 star anise (chakri phool)
4 tsp black salt (sanchal)
2 tsp rock salt (sendha namak)
4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)

Other Ingredients For Vegetable Sandwich
8 bread slices
butter for brushing
4 tsp green chutney
20 cucumber slices
16 boiled potato slices
sandwich masala for sprinkling , recipe above
16 tomatoes slices
12 boiled beetroot slices
8 sliced onions

For Serving With Vegetable Sandwich
tomato ketchup
green chutney


For the sandwich masala

  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorns, fennel seeds and star anise and dry roast on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside to cool.
  2. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a fine powder.
  3. Add the black salt, rock salt and dried mango powder and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Use as required.

How to proceed to make vegetable sandwich

  1. Trim off the edges of each bread slice and apply some butter and ½ tsp of chutney on it and keep aside.
  2. Place a slice of bread, with the buttered-chutney side facing upwards, on a clean and dry surface.
  3. Arrange 5 cucumber slices, 4 potato slices and sprinkle some sandwich masala evenly over it.
  4. Arrange 4 tomato slices, 3 beetroot slices, 2 onion slices and again sprinkle some sandwich masala evenly over it.
  5. Cover it with another slice of bread, with the buttered-chutney side facing downwards and press it lightly.
  6. Cut into 6 equal pieces, place it on a plate and apply some butter evenly over it.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 to make 3 more {span class="bold1"}vegetable sandwich{/span}.
  8. Serve the {span class="bold1"}vegetable sandwich{/span} immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.


  1. {span class="bold1"}brown bread vegetable sandwich{/span}: replace white bread with brown bread for a healthier version of this delicacy.
  2. {span class="bold1"}cheese vegetable sandwich{/span}: simply put a generous amount of grated cheese over the tomatoes (after step 4 in the above recipe), top with another slice of bread and some more grated cheese over it. Cut into 6 equal pieces and serve immediately.
  3. {span class="bold1"}veg toast sandwich{/span}: place the sandwich in an electric toaster or a hand toaster and cook using butter till it turns brown and crisp on both sides. Remove and cut into 6 equal pieces and serve hot topped with butter and nylon sev.
  4. {span class="bold1"}jain vegetable sandwich{/span}: to make a jain version, use generous amounts of cucumber and tomatoes in the above recipe. Do not add onions, potatoes and beetroot. You can have this sandwich as it is or toasted.
RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook


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