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Bombay Masala Toast: Curried Potato Sandwich [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Bombay masala toast is a classic street food in Mumbai that can be found at just about any kiosk. Similar to pav, another type of street food sandwich, Bombay masala toast is a delicious sandwich comprised of lip-smacking curried potatoes stuffed between the two slices of bread which are smeared with butter and tantalizing green chutney. This is a classic, crispy, tasty, and a quick snack or lunch.

Bombay Masala Toast: Curried Potato Sandwich [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





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For the Sandwich Masala:

  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1-2 cinnamon stick
  • 6-7 black peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 teaspoons black salt
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon amchoor (dried mango powder)

For the Spicy Potato Stuffing:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3-4 finely chopped green chilis
  • 1 1/2 cups boiled, peeled, and mashed potatoes (about 4 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves

For the Sandwiches:

  • 8-10 slices of bread of your choice
  • Green chutney, as desired
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Tomato, thinly sliced
  • Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • Sandwich masala, as needed
  • Sev (crunchy chickpea noodles), for garnish
  • Tomato ketchup or green chutney, for serving


To Make the Sandwich Masala:

  1. Heat a pan, and add the cumin seeds, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, cinnamon, and black peppercorns, and dry roast on a low heat for 3-4 minutes. Let it cool.
  2. Grind it well to make a fine powder.
  3. Add black salt, dried mango powder, and salt to it. Mix well.
  4. Sandwich masala is ready. You can store it in an airtight container.

To Make the Potato Stuffing:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds. When it start to crackle, add green chili and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add coriander powder and turmeric powder and sauté low heat for about a minute.
  4. Add mashed potatoes, salt, and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  5. Let it sauté on a low heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and keep this stuffing aside for about 7-8 minutes.

To Make the Sandwiches:

  1. Spread butter evenly on 4 bread slices.
  2. Spread some green chutney on 2 bread slices. You can also spread chutney on all slices.
  3. Spread the potato stuffing on 2 bread slices.
  4. Top with onion slices, tomato slice, and cucumber slices.
  5. Sprinkle with some sandwich masala powder.
  6. Cover with the 2 bread slices and press them lightly. You can also apply some butter on both sides of the sandwiches.
  7. Toast the sandwiches in a sandwich maker as per the manufacturer’s instructions or grill them until they are nice, crisp and golden.
  8. Repeat the same with remain bread slices.

To Serve:

  1. Spread some butter on top of the hot sandwiches.
  2. Sprinkle with some sev and serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1788 | Total Carbs: 279 g | Total Fat: 64 g | Total Protein: 44 g | Total Sodium: 6337 g | Total Sugar: 18 g

Per Serving: Calories: 447 | Carbs: 70 g | Fat: 16 g | Protein: 11 g | Sodium: 1584 mg | Sugar: 5 g

Calculation not including green chutney, red onion, or tomato.


You can find amchoor powder, sev, and other ingredients at any well-stocked Indian grocery.




Indian classics and tasty snacks made from scratch using fresh, whole ingredients and flavors. Anupama Paliwal is a #1 Bestselling Author, an Entrepreneur, a Designer, a Recipe Developer, Food Stylist, Food Photographer, and the Founder of the Food Writing and Cooking Website, 'My Ginger Garlic Kitchen'. She is a food enthusiast who adores cooking wholesome meals from scratch using fresh ingredients, shooting videos, clicking pictures and loves writing about it. She tries to find newer and innovative ways to do the cooking in easier, healthier & faster ways, without compromising the great taste.



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