Watch: Have You Tried The Popular Bombay Sandwich Yet?
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Today, if you take a stroll around the streets of Mumbai, you are bound to find carts of vada pav, pav bhaji and batata vada lined up. Amidst this crowd of pavs lies a humble sandwich that offers a plethora of flavours. Popularly known as the Bombay sandwich, this tasty treat is believed to be a gift of the English in some ways. Although the recipe of this sandwich was devised in the city of dreams, the idea of a sandwich was introduced to us by the British. 

The Bombay sandwich is believed to have been invented out of a need to serve the hungry labourers. During the 1960s, there was an upsurge in the migrant population in Mumbai due to the expanding textile industry. In order to feed the labourers working in the factories with cheap and affordable meals, the Bombay sandwich was created. Layered with vegetables like tomatoes, onions, capsicum and a host of condiments like mint chutney and more, the sandwich also packs in some spicy mashed potatoes that make it a solid street snack. 

Since the sandwich is quite versatile, it can be made in a variety of ways depending upon the availability of ingredients as well as the tastes of the maker. Homechef @my_foodstory shares an easy-peasy recipe of the Bombay sandwich and you can try it at home too. 

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Bombay Sandwich 


    1 sliced capsicum 

    1 sliced tomatoe

    1 sliced cucumber 

    1 boiled potato 


    Red chilli powder 


    Chaat masala 

    Mint-Coriander chutney 

    Tomato ketchup 



1.    Start by taking a slice of bread and slathering it with mint coriander chutney. 

2.    Then, spread a spicy mashed potato mixture. You can add peas to it if you want. 

3.    Top it with tomatoes, cucumber and onions. 

4.    Sprinkle some chaat masala for flavour. 

5.    Place another slice of bread on it and spread some butter on it. 

6.    Grill it in a sandwich maker. Take out and slice into four parts. 

7.    Drizzle some tomato ketchup and mint-coriander chutney on it. 

8.    Garnish with crunchy sev and serve.