Sandwiches are a staple street food in Amchi Mumbai….be it vegetable toast sandwich or a plain Chutney (salsa) sandwich…the options are endless and oh so yummy! 😍
I personally love the vegetable cheese grill sandwich! It’s like the best of both worlds…you get veggies and if you are a cheese lover like me…it’s just so good with that cheese within and on the outside😍😍😍😍….a side of some potato crisps/ chips/ wafers…and some ketchup😋
Similarly, there is another hot favourite among most Mumbaikars….the spicy, aromatic and very delicious Bombay Aloo Masala Sandwich…make it as a toast sandwich or a grilled one…it’s amazing! Aaaaannnddd…..it’s my hubby’s favorite 😘
This is a regular breakfast or evening snack at our place…and my Mom’s recipe for the filling/ Aloo Masala is super duper yum!
I usually use brown bread to make them…you can use regular white sandwich bread or any multigrain bread if your choice. I had once even used a Homemade Herbed Focacia bread for this sandwich and it was so good!
Anyways…let’s get you started on the recipe..
Yield: can be used for upto 6-7 sandwiches with generous amount of the potato filling.
Equipment: a non-stick pan, measuring cups/ spoons, grilled or toaster or a pan to grill or toast the sandwiches, a bread knife to cut the sandwiches into portions.
5 nos. large potatoes (boiled and mashed)
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped green chilli
a pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper (capsicum)
2 nos. finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Pav bhaji Masala
1/4 tsp amchur powder (raw mango powder)
1-2 tsp water (if needed to correct the consistency)
2 tsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
butter as needed to grill/ toast the sandwiches
To make the filling:
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, hing and chopped green chillie. Sauté for a minute.
Next, add the chopped onions. Sweat them for a few minutes. Then add the capsicum. Sauté again. Tip in the tomatoes followed by the salt, turmeric, red chillie powder, ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and cook these together until the tomatoes turn mushy and the raw smell of the ginger- garlic paste goes away.
Next, add the mashed potatoes along with the Pav bhaji Masala. Also add the amchur powder and mix well. Turn off the flea me. Add chopped coriander leaves and give them all a final mix. That’s your filling done! Keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
To make the sandwich:
Take 2 slices of bread. Slather both the slices with butter. Sprinkle some chaat Masala (optional) and spread a thick layer of the potato filling. Heat the griller/ toaster…spread some butter on the griller plate and place the sandwich on it and let it crisp up on both sides. Serve hot with some chips/ crisps and ketchup!
You can add some veggies to this filling recipe or even minus a few things if you wish. Do try it…it’s lip smacking 😍