Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bombay Masala Aaloo Sandwich

BM # 68
Day 12
Theme : One Category - Bread Sandwiches
Sub Theme - Sandwich Platters

You are in Mumbai you will spot small hawkers and small shops with packets of bread lying in front of them. A new person might wonder why so many bread packets, but let me tell you by evening all the bread packets are over. These vendors do not sell bread ! They sell sandwiches. If you stop by one of these sandwich joints, you will be surprised at the variety they make. They have steel dabbas with butter , chutney and potato filling. On the side fresh cucumber, onion, tomatoes, beetroot and boiled potatoes are kept. A bottle of ketchup and a Sandwich Masala shaker are a must. Yes, Cheese and Jam too are a part of this joint.

There might be these vendors at every corner, but all of them are crowded, you have to wait for your turn to order. These guys are so fast that it is unbelievable , your sandwich gets ready in a jiffy. The toasted sandwich is comparatively a new concept. These vendors have a hand held toaster and the shops might have an electric griller. The toasted sandwiches are nice , hot and filling. It is a simple sandwich but the spicy chutney and the potato filling make it special. Of course the Sandwich Masala cannot be missed.

What a wonderful and economical snack, definitely worth trying, so till you go to Mumbai, how about trying it for yourself ? Here is how...

 Mumbai Masala Aaloo Sandwich
3-4 potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2-3 green chilly, finely chopped
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Salt to taste

Other ingredients
4 bread slices
Green chutney
Onion slices
Tomato slices
Sandwich Masala

Heat oil.
Add mustard seeds, let crackle.
Add asafoetida.
Add turmeric and immediately add the potatoes.
Add green chilly, coriander leaves and salt.
Mix well.

Making the sandwich
Apply butter to bread slices.
Spread a generous layer of chutney.
Place half the potato filling on one slice and the other half on the other.
Place onion and tomato slices.
Sprinkle salt.
Cover it with another chutney layered slice and toast it in a hand held toaster on the stove top.
Alternatively you can also toast on a griddle or a griller.

Toast till golden.
Sprinkle Sandwich Masala.

My Sandwich Platter for today has
Bombay Masala Aaloo Sandwich
Grilled Potato & Cheese Sandwich
Sandwich Masala

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  1. I am admiring those sandwiches, nicely filled and toasted. Spiral sandwich maker marks on the sandwich is so pretty.

  2. Lipsmacking here, those sandwich with aloo masala is absolutely delicious. My god wish i get that platter rite from my lappy now.

  3. Call it the problem of one vendor too many here in Mumbai, I actually dont prefer the cooked potato filling they use ! I love it with other veggies they use (raw ones grilled). and yes the sandwich masala isn't to be missed !

  4. This is one of my favorite. Love how you have cooked these sandwiches.

  5. Mmmm Drool Vaishali I have nothing to tide my hunger pangs and I just have had dinner.

  6. Mumbai nostalgia hits me again! I love those street corner sandwiches and also the potato slices seasoned with salt & pepper they give out in the end. Yours looks so drooling

  7. I am drooling over the sandwiches.Each one is so delicious.

  8. I am drooling over your bombay dishes..bring them on..this sounds so good as well!

  9. vaishali, that looks amazing, loving it totally!!!

  10. I am sending these links to vibha. She will love this