Bombay Sandwich

Bombay Sandwich is popular street food in Mumbai. You will find vendors selling sandwiches almost at every street corner. This deliciously refreshing sandwich is made with green chutney and lots of veggies.

These Bombay sandwiches used to be my favorite snack during my college days and also when I worked there. I still remember having them after work with my colleagues, while we gossip about our day!!! We were regulars with this sandwich guy across our workplace and so he would customize our sandwiches for us… It was like our daily ritual to have a sandwich or some other chaat before we head home. We have continued our tradition today as well. Whenever I visit home, we all meet and eat a ton of street food while we continue gossiping away… On my last visit, I took my son to explore some of the street food and he instantly became a fan of it as well!!!

Making these sandwiches are really easy and best if eaten immediately. Enjoy…




Serves: 3 sourdough bread sandwiches. 


  • 1 large Potato boiled, slice it thin
  • 1 small Onion, cut round thin slices
  • 1 large Tomato, cut medium-thin slices
  • 2 small Cucumber, cut medium-thin slices
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sandwich masala, optional (available at an Indian grocery store)
  • Cilantro-mint chutney
  • Salted Butter, softened
  • Sourdough bread
  • Cheese, shredded, optional

How To:

  • Slice all the veggies and have them ready for assembling.


  • Take 2 bread slices, cut the hard edges, and lay it next to each other.
  • Spread butter on both the slices. Now spread chutney over both the slices. Just note that these sides will be on the inside of the sandwich.


  • Now start layering all the veggie over one bread making sure to sprinkle some salt and pepper over each layer. I start with a layer of cucumber followed by potatoes, then layer of tomatoes, and finally onions.


  • If you are planning on using cheese, then sprinkle it over chutney before you start layering veggies and then add over the layer of the onion.
  • Finally, sprinkle sandwich masala on top and put the other slice of bread with chutney side on the inside. Press the sandwich lightly.
  • Cut the sandwich into small squares or halves. Spread some chutney on top, sprinkle some sandwich masala and cheese over it and serve.




Serving suggestion:

  • Serve it with a side of some more green chutney and ketchup.
  • You can grill this sandwich as well and serve immediately.



  • Sandwich masala: This is readily available in Indian grocery stores. If you do not have sandwich masala you can use some chaat masala or amchur powder (dry mango powder) or rock salt. It is used to add a hint of tangy tart flavor to the sandwich.
  • Potatoes: Add salt to the water when making boiled potatoes that way you do not need to add it later and potatoes taste better. Also, slice the potatoes thin otherwise the sandwich will be overpowered by it resulting in bland taste.
  • Butter: Traditionally Amul butter is used in making these sandwiches. It is readily available in Indian grocery stores. If not any salted butter will do.
  • Bread: Feel free to use any bread of your liking. I prefer sourdough bread as it is closest you can get to Indian bread.
  • You can add salt and pepper to onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and mix them well before you start assembling the sandwich. That is how I like to do, instead of sprinkling it over all layers of veggies.


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