8 Desi Sandwiches That Are Perfect Snacking Options
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Often you might be wondering what to eat on your busy days. Well, the perfect option is to grab a sandwich. Sandwiches are healthy and fulfilling as well as delicious to eat and easy to make. They are handy and can be often eaten on the go.  

While you might have experimented with several sandwiches in your lifetime, nothing can surpass the desi sandwiches. Desi sandwiches offer a perfect blend of desi flavours and can be eaten as a satisfying meal or snack. With filling namely aloo masala, paneer bhurji or chicken tikka, and some spicy chutneys, desi sandwiches cater to diverse tastes. They are a must, and you can mix and match different ingredients and form tasty and unique sandwiches.  

From spicy to savoury, here are some desi sandwiches that you can try on any day and any time. Take a look:  

  • Aloo Masala Sandwich  

This sandwich is a classic favourite in almost every Indian household. It is made with spiced mashed potatoes and is incredibly satisfying. Prepare the masala by cooking potatoes with onions, green chillies, turmeric, and garam masala. After the masala is ready, spread it in between the slices of buttered bread and grill to perfection. You can enjoy the sandwich with mint chutney or ketchup.  

  • Paneer Bhurji Sandwich  

If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, this sandwich is perfect for you. Here, the paneer is crumbled and cooked with tomatoes, onions, and green chilles along with spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric. The filling is spicy, and tangy which is then stuffed into the bread slices and toasted till golden brown. Pair the sandwich with a steaming cup of chai.  

  • Bombay Sandwich  

Bombay sandwich is a popular food in the streets of Mumbai. This is a multi-layered sandwich that features thinly sliced vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and boiled potatoes. What makes this sandwich exceptional is the generous spread of green chutney and a sprinkle of chaat masala. Often served with a layer of buttered bread and sometimes grilled, Bombay sandwich is hard to resist owing to its crunchy, and tangy texture.  

  • Chicken Tikka Sandwich  

This is for all meat lovers; the chicken tikka sandwich is a must-try. In this sandwich, chunks of chicken are used which are marinated in yoghurt and spices and are then grilled to smoky perfection. The chicken tikka is then stuffed into the bread along with fresh veggies, mint chutneys, and sometimes tangy tamarind sauce. This is a perfect sandwich to grab for lunch or a light dinner.  

  • Keema Pav Sandwich  

Another popular street food that has made its way into people’s hearts. Here the sandwich filling is made with ground meat (keema) which is cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, and a mix of aromatic spices. After the keema is ready, it is stuffed between buttered and toasted pav. This spicy, savoury sandwich is sure to woo your tastebuds.  

  • Methi Thepla Sandwich  

It offers a unique twist to the traditional Gujarati flatbread. Thepla is made with whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves, and spices. For the sandwich, theplas are used as the bread which are filled with spiced vegetables, paneer, and even leftover curry. The combination of the earthy flavour of thepla with the spicy fillings makes it a perfectly satisfying sandwich.  

  • Dabeli Sandwich  

Hailing from Gujarat, Dabeli is a spicy potato mixture-filled sandwich that is packed with flavours. Here, the potato filling is mixed with dabeli masala and topped with pomegranate seeds, roasted peanuts, and sev. The mixture is then stuffed into a buttered and toasted pav. The contrasting textures and flavours make Dabeli an unforgettable sandwich experience.  

  • Anda Bhurji Sandwich  

This is a perfect breakfast or a quick snack option. Here, the eggs are scrambled and then cooked with onions, tomatoes, green chilles, and spices like cumin, turmeric, and garam masala. The spicy mixture is then sandwiched between bread slices and later toasted. This is a protein-packed sandwich that is delicious as well as filling.