Though I have visited Mumbai a couple of times, I have never got to taste its street food which is so popular especially the pulao and pav bhaji. I recently heard about this sandwich from a friend who makes this quite regularly at her home. I took the recipe from her and made it one day. It was a filling meal with loads of vegetables. The cheese and the ‘masala’ is considered to be the key ingredient in this as told by my friend.
There is an interesting article on “making of a Bombay sandwich” here.
Bombay sandwich / vegetable cheese sandwich- S/S pictures
Combine a few mint leaves, coriander leaves,3-4 green chillies, 2-3 garlic cloves along with some salt. Grind it in a chutney mixer along with a few drops of water till it becomes a smooth paste.
Take two slices of bread. Apply green chutney on one and tomato ketchup on the other.
Now place the the slices each of cucumber, tomato, potato and beetroot on one slice.
Sprinkle some chaat powder on it and place a lot of grated cheese on it.
Cover this with other slice. Place this in a sandwich maker and toast well.
Sprinkle more cheese on this before you serve. (The thought of adding so much cheese scared me!!)
Serve hot with more ketchup if you prefer.