Masala Toast Sandwich Recipe

Masala Toast Sandwich is a famous Indian street food. This veg sandwich recipe is very popular amongst college campuses and roadside food stalls. Make this Indian sandwich for yummy breakfast, lunch or snack .

Tantalizing taste and hearty wholesome filling are highlights of  these spicy toast sandwiches. This is the best vegetarian sandwich recipe that gets ready in 15 minutes.

Green Chutney laden sliced bread is slathered with butter and filled with boiled potatoes, cucumber and tomatoes. There is dusting of sandwich masala to get those taste buds tingly.

This sandwich is also called as Bombay Toast Sandwich. Street food scene in Mumbai (previously Bombay) is incomplete without these Indian grilled club sandwiches.

Green chutney laced bread toast sandwiches arranged on white parchement paper with mint leaves on the side.

I get nostalgic every time I think of Mumbai Masala Sandwich. There are numerous happy memories associated with it.

During college days, us friends used to sit around for hours chatting and laughing and eating Bombay Sandwich with the side of cutting chai. Those fun filled conversations still linger in my mind as I jot down this recipe.

My Grandpa was very fond of these sandwiches too. Every summer break, when we visited, we used to have designated sandwich days. With Aam Panna and Lemon Rice on the side, it used to meal to look forward to.

All my cousins would gather around the kitchen counter. Then we used to form an assembly line of sandwich making. Those golden days were truly magical.

This satisfying and delicious recipe is super easy to make at home. This Indian version of western sandwich can be easily modified to your taste and preference.

a close up image of grilled toast sandwich served with chutney.

Do check out some of our popular and easy Indian Street Food Recipes. These irresistibly tasty recipes surely transport you back for a nostalgic food journey.

Two masala toast sandwiches cut into half and served on black serving plate.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF MASALA TOAST SANDWICH

Sliced bread : you can use white, wheat,  multigrain or gluten free bread.

Green Chutney  : made with cilantro, tomato, garlic, mint, ginger and green chilies and cumin.

Cooked Veggies – Boil, peel, and thinly slice potatoes.

Raw veggies – Thinly slice raw cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. 

Sandwich Masala

Butter – You can skip this if you want to make this vegan. Or use plant based vegan butter instead.

ingredients needed to make spicy masala sandwiches displayed.

HOW TO MAKE MASALA SANDWICH

Take two bread slices. Using a knife, spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Then evenly spread green chutney over them.

Then layer the veggies on one slice. Start off by cucumber, potatoes and tomato slices.

Sprinkle some sandwich masala on top. Add another layer of cucumber slices. 

Sprinkle sandwich masala and salt.

Use another butter and chutney covered bread slice. Put it face down so to close the layered sandwich.

Place the prepared sandwich in a Panini maker or a sandwich maker and grill it. The outer layer should get golden brown and toasty.

Once you get the grill marks on the bread, take it out using the tongs or slotted spoon.

Cut diagonally into 2 pieces and serve with some chutney and ketchup on the side.

Process step showing how to assemble the sandwich and grill it.

Pro Tips to make Best Masala Toast Sandwich

  • This is pre-prep and assemble recipe. Cut all your veggies, melt the butter so it’s spreadable and have your grill ready.
  • If you are making multiple sandwiches, setting up the assembly line of ingredients helps with quick and easy preparation.
  • Traditional recipes were made using white sandwich bread. But to make it wholesome, feel free to use any multigrain or whole wheat bread.
  • Use chaat masala if Sandwich masala is not available. You can switch it up with other spices of your choice too.
  • You can also enjoy this sandwich without grilling it. Even the cold sandwich tastes great.
  • These sandwiches taste best when freshly made. So prepare and serve / eat them immediately. 
  • Since cucumber and tomatoes start to release water, they get soggy relatively quickly. So don’t try to pre-make them.
  • You can stack couple layers of prepared sandwich over on top to make multiple layered giant sandwich. Sprinkle some Sev over Toast Sandwich before serving.

Our favorite Green Chutney Recipe
1 cup cilantro coriander leaves
1/2 cup – mint leaves
1 medium tomato
1 small onion
1-2 green chilies
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 inch ginger
2-3 Garlic Cloves
Salt to taste

Using few tablespoons of water,  blend all ingredients to smooth paste.

HOMEMADE SANDWICH MASALA

1/4 cup cumin seeds
1 Tbsp. Fennel Seeds
1 Tbsp. Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Dry Mango Powder (amchur)
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder (adjust per spice tolerance)
1 Tsp. Cinnamon powder
Salt Per Taste

Lightly dry roast cumin seeds, fennel seeds and black pepper. Let it cool down completely. Using a dry grinder, grind all the ingredients to smooth powder. 

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Two masala toast sandwiches cut into half and served on black serving plate.

Masala Toast Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Masala Toast Sandwich is popular Indian street food snack. This spicy sandwich, famously known as Bombay Sandwich, includes layers of veggies, spices and chutney tucked in bread slices.

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of sandwich bread
  • 1 large cucumber thinly sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 2 large potatoes boiled, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup green Chutney
  • 2 tablespoon Butter - spreadable
  • 2 tablespoon Sandwich masala or chat masala
  • Salt to taste

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Instructions

    Take two bread slices. Using a knife, spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Then evenly spread green chutney over them.

    Then layer the veggies on one slice. Start off by cucumber, potatoes and tomato slices.

    Sprinkle some sandwich masala on top. Add another layer of cucumber slices. 

    Sprinkle sandwich masala and salt.

    Use another butter and chutney covered bread slice. Put it face down so to close the layered sandwich.

    Place the prepared sandwich in a Panini maker or a sandwich maker and grill it. The outer layer should get golden brown and toasty.

    Once you get the grill marks on the bread, take it out using the tongs or slotted spoon.

    Cut diagonally into 2 pieces and serve with some chutney and ketchup on the side.

    Repeat the process to make rest of the sandwiches.

Notes

This is pre-prep and assemble recipe. Cut all your veggies, melt the butter so it's spreadable and have your grill ready.

If you are making multiple sandwiches, setting up the assembly line of ingredients helps with quick and easy preparation.

Traditional recipes were made using white sandwich bread. But to make it wholesome, feel free to use any multigrain or whole wheat bread. 

Use chaat masala if Sandwich masala is not available. You can switch it up with other spices of your choice too.

You can also enjoy this sandwich without grilling it. Even the cold sandwich tastes great. 

These sandwiches taste best when freshly made. So prepare and serve / eat them immediately. 

Since cucumber and tomatoes start to release water, they get soggy relatively quickly. So don't try to pre-make them.

You can stack couple layers of prepared sandwich over on top to make multiple layred giant sandwich. Sprinkle some sev over Toast Sandwich before serving.

Removing the crust of the bread is optional. You can keep it on or cut it off depeding upon your preference.

If you do not have panini maker or sandwich grill, you can use stove top grill too.

Green Chutney Recipe

1 cup cilantro coriander leaves
1/2 cup - mint leaves
1 medium tomato
1 small onion
1-2 green chilies
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 inch ginger
3-4 Garlic CLoves
Salt to taste

Using few tablespoons of water,  blend all ingredients to smooth
paste. 

Home made Sandwich Masala
1/4 cup cumin seeds
1 Tbsp. Fennel Seeds
1 Tbsp. Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Dry Mango Powder (amchur)
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder (adjust per spice tolerance)
1 Tsp. Cinnamon powder
Salt Per Taste

Lightly dry roast cumin seeds, fennel seeds and black pepper. Let it cool down completely. Using a dry grinder, grind all the ingredients to fine powder. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 19mgFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 17g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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