Have you ever tried the popular Bombay sandwich?
Today, if you walk the streets of Mumbai, you are bound to find carts of vada pav, pav bhaji and batata vada lined up. Amid this crowd of cobblestones sits a humble sandwich that offers a plethora of flavors. Popularly known as the Bombay sandwich, this delicious treat is considered a gift from the English in some ways. Although the recipe for this sandwich was dreamed up in the city of dreams, the idea for the sandwich was brought to us by the British.
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It is believed that the Bombay sandwich was invented to serve hungry workers. During the 1960s, there was an upsurge in the migrant population in Mumbai due to the expansion of the textile industry. In order to feed the workers working in the factories with cheap and affordable meals, the Bombay sandwich was created. Layered with veggies like tomatoes, onions, bell pepper and a host of condiments like mint chutney and more, the sandwich also features spicy mashed potatoes making it a solid street snack.
Since the sandwich is quite versatile, it can be prepared in different ways depending on the availability of ingredients as well as the tastes of the maker. Homechef @my_foodstory shares an easy Bombay sandwich recipe and you can try it at home too.
• 1 bell pepper sliced
• 1 slice of tomato
• 1 slice of cucumber
• 1 boiled potato
• Red chilli powder
• Chaat Masala
• Mint-cilantro chutney
• Tomato ketchup
1. Start by taking a slice of bread and brushing it with mint and cilantro chutney.
2. Next, spread a mixture of spicy mashed potatoes. You can add peas to it if you want.
3. Garnish with tomatoes, cucumber and onions.
4. Sprinkle with chaat masala for flavor.
5. Place another slice of bread on top and spread it with a little butter.
6. Toast it in a sandwich maker. Take out and cut into four parts.
seven. Sprinkle with tomato ketchup and mint-cilantro chutney on top.
8. Garnish with crispy sev and serve.