Mumbai Roadside Vegetable Sandwich


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)
  • 2 tsp cloves (laung / lavang)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns (kalimirch)
  • 4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 star anise (chakri phool)
  • 4 tsp black salt (sanchal)
  • 2 tsp rock salt
  • 4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)

Other Ingredients

  • 8 bread slices
  • butter for brushing
  • 4 tsp green chutney
  • 20 cucumber slices
  • 16 boiled potato slices
  • sandwich masala for sprinkling , recipe above
  • 16 tomato slices
  • 12 boiled beetroot slices
  • 8 sliced onions

For Serving

  • 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. Transfer the powder into a bowl, add the black salt, rock salt and dried mango powder and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Use as required.

For the 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 sandwiches. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.


  • Brown bread vegetable sandwich: replace white bread with brown bread for a healthier version of this delicacy.
  • Cheese vegetable sandwich: 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.
  • Veg toast sandwich: 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.
  • Jain vegetable sandwich: 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.


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Mumbai Roadside Vegetable Sandwich