Crispy Bombay Toasty

Food Crispy Bombay Toasty

Bombay toasty is a deliciously wholesome sandwich with generous amounts of potato filling with thinly sliced veggies layered between slices of soft bread that are slathered in green pudina chutney and loaded with butter, cheese and sev. The key ingredient of Bombay toasty is that special mint chutney which makes this sandwich scrumptious. 

It is the popular sandwich that has old school version of making them in a toaster over hot coals in a cast iron grill. But today’s sandwich is grilled fancy electric grills. This sandwich is nutritious as it was layered with a variety of vegetables and gives the crisp to a sandwich. It is packed with a burst of flavors to match the vivid colors and a dollop of butter with a lot of cheese and sev toppings. 

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What Is Sandwich 

A sandwich is the quintessential breakfast dish. It is a food consisting of vegetables, cheese slices, or meat, placed between slices of bread. The sandwich is named after its supposed inventor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two slices of bread. 

Read More : Sandwich : A Bread Enclosed Food

Bombay sandwich has many stories as potatoes and bread are a gift from the Portuguese. The vegetables in the sandwich and the chutney originate in different parts of the country. The sev sprinkled on top of the freshly toasted sandwich comes from a neighboring state and adds a nice crunchy texture to the snack. All these ingredients are assembled in between the bread and served. There is no exact date as to when it came but it was likely developed to fuel the many migrant workers who came to work in the late 60s. 

Tips To Make Perfect Bombay Toasty 

  • Try to use white bread for this recipe and use soft bread for this recipe.
  • Thinly slice the veggies so they can be neatly layered. Use ripe and firm tomatoes.
  • If sides of the bread are stiff cut and discard them. 
  • Sandwich masala is a key spice powder. If you do not have this then chat masala, rock salt, and cumin powder as a substitute. 

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Bombay Toasty Recipe

Ingredients 

For Potato Masala
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves 5-6
  • Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli 1/4 tsp
  • Salt as taste
  • Green Chili 1
  • Green Peas 1/2 Cup
  • Boiled Potato 3-4
  • Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
For Green Chutney
  • Ginger 1/2 inch
  • Green Chili 2
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves
  • Coriander Leaves 1/2 cup
  • Mint Leaves 1/4 cup
  • Water as required
  • Salt as taste
Other Ingredients
  • Bread Slices 4
  • Butter as required
  • Capsicum 1
  • Tomato 1
  • Onion 1
  • Beetroot 1
  • Cheese Slices 2
  • Salt as required
  • Chat Masala 1/2 tsp
  • Cheese (grated) 1/4 cup
  • Sev 1/4 cup

Method 

For Potato Masala
  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, green chili, and let it splutter.
  2. Now add turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder and mix it well.
  3. Add boiled peas and boiled potato. Mix it well
  4. Lastly, season it with salt and mix well.
  5. Add coriander leaves, mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Once it’s done transfer it into a bowl.
For Green Chutney
  1. In a grinder add ginger, green chili, garlic, coriander leaves, mint leaves, and water as required to make a smooth paste. 
  2. Transfer it into a bowl add salt and mix it well.
Assembling
  1. Spread butter evenly on the bread slices. Now spread the coriander chutney.
  2. Spread the potato masala filling on the bread slices.
  3. Place the cheese slice on top.
  4. Place the slices of onion, tomato, capsicum, beetroot.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of chaat masala, and salt to taste.
  6. Apply butter on the other bread slice and cover it.
  7. In a preheated grill pan. Grease it with some butter and place the sandwiches.
  8. Toast the sandwiches from both sides till crisp and golden.
  9. Remove from the grill pan and drizzle grated cheese, sev on top of the sandwiches.
  10. Cut into halves and Serve with tomato ketchup and coriander chutney.

Bombay Toasty

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Jagriti Shuklahttps://foodhistoria.com
I am Jagriti, the cook and the writer behind this small blog. I have grown up in the kitchen alongside my mum and conversations in my family are always about the next meal. The love for food and cooking is always a passion for me. But my passion allowed me to follow my cooking journey.

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