Monday, June 9, 2014

Bombay Grill Sandwich

         Bombay Grill Sandwich reminds me of my college days. I used to hang out with friends and usually end up having a quick snack, usually a grilled sandwich from a roadside stall. It is one of the favorite snacks of every Mumbaikar, and is ubiquitous throughout Mumbai.
        The double-layer grilled sandwich is loaded with vegetables and flavors. The first layer is usually either boiled potatoes or spiced potatoes stuffing and the second layer is all vegetables and cheese. The heart of the sandwich is the chutney, which can either make it or break it. I always use my homemade chutney, but you can choose to get one from the stores, but make sure it has a fresh taste to it.
        After coming here, I got to try numerous varieties of sandwiches, but I would still say nothing can beat this grilled sandwich. So today I decided to make this sandwich at home, and walk down the memory lanes of those golden days.
           [UPDATE] This was the winning recipe at the recently held Vegan Sammich Throwdown in Berkeley. For the competition, I made some tweaks to this recipe. The changes are highlighted below.

  • 6 Bread Slices of your choice.
  • 1 cup Cilantro-Mint chutney
  • 1/4 tbsp softened Butter (Used Earth Balance Vegan Butter)
  • 1 Cucumber sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Sliced
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 2 cheese slices (Used Daiya Vegan Cheddar Cheese) 
  • 1 cup spiced potato stuffing (Recipe Below)
  • 2 tbsp Sandwich Masala. I used the store bought Spicezza sandwich masala. You can make it at home too. I will post the recipe for the same later.
  • To make the spiced potatoes stuffing. Boil 2 potatoes and mash them. Add some green chili paste, salt, Black pepper and garam masala to it. Add some chopped cilantro leaves and mix it well. The stuffing is ready
  • The stuffing for the competition was same as above except that I also added some grated beetroot and crushed green peas which gave the stuffing a lovely red-purple color
  • Keep all the vegetables and ingredients ready before starting to assemble the sandwich.
  • Take 3 bread slices and apply butter. Then apply the cilantro-mint chutney generously to the bread.
  • Sprinkle some sandwich masala on all the 3 slices.
  • Then, take about 2 spoons of potato stuffing and spread properly on 1 slice and sprinkle some masala on it.
  • For the second layer, place a couple of slices of all the vegetables and cheese slices on the second bread and again sprinkle some masala
  • Place the third bread on it with the chutney side down. 
  • Once this double layer sandwich is assembled, place it carefully on a preheated sandwich grill machine or a panini press. 
  • If your grill is not nonstick, you might want to apply some butter on the top of the sandwich. It also makes it more crispy and tasty.
  • Grill for about 30-45 seconds or depending upon your machine.
  • Once it is done nicely from both sides, cut it in half
  • Serve with chutney or tomato ketchup of your choice
  • Enjoy! 


  1. Awesome recipe.. I tried this and it was a hit!

  2. Sounds Yum~mee... Tasty and Healthy 2 Boot !

  3. Congratulations on the win and sorry to have missed the event! Sounds absolutely scrumptious.


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