Mumbai Style Veg Toast Sandwich

Living in Mumbai,one can experience a lot of street food items.Believe me its a treat to our taste buds.How much ever people crib about hygiene and cleanliness,people simply forget all of that when at a Pani Puri Stall or any Chat Stall and just get immersed in enjoying the chat. Not to forget ,that there are stalls that sell chat items made using Mineral Water  !!! Yes ,Yes ,you read it right..Mineral Water :-)
The traditional Dosas have been  adjusted to fit into the taste of the North Indians with varieties like Pav Bhaji Dosa,Veg Chopsuey Dosa,Schezuan Dosa etc etc.Such is the spirit of Mumbai and its Ever growing Food Lovers.
Now coming to the blog post..Sandwich...ahh!! the name itself makes me  drool.Again,its not just one variety.Go to a Sandwich Stall and you see a menu with atleast 10 different varieties..Club Sandwich,Grill Sandwich,Samosa Sandwich,Aloo Tikki Sandwich ,Plain veg sandwich,Toast Sandwich et al.
Even with so many varieties,the toast sandwich has been an evergreen hit among people of all age
groups.The specialty is that the sandwich is toasted using a hand toaster slowly over the charcoal which helps in slow cooking of the veggies inside and infuses a smoky flavor which is simply amazing.Here ,I have used the electric sandwich toaster,which gives a very close taste to what the hand toaster would give. There are various brands that manufacture the hand sandwich toaster,available in India.
Nostalgia !! Nostalgia !! Nostalgia !! I can go on and on about Mumbai and its street food ...
How much I miss .....
Now off to the recipe..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Makes about 3 sandwiches

Mumbai Style Veg Sandwich


Ingredients

6 slices of bread (any variety)
2 medium sized potato boiled and peeled
2 medium sized tomatoes - thin sliced (de seed and make thin slices)
2 medium sized onions - thin sliced
2 cucumbers - thin sliced
2-3 tablespoon Hara Chutney /Mint Corriander Chutney
Salt and pepper powder - to sprinkle
salted butter
Sandwich Toaster

Method



  • Mash the potatoes with a little salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Butter the slices of bread and apply the Hara Chutney on the buttered side of the bread.
  • On one slice of the bread,place a layer of mashed potato.


  • Followed by 2-3 slices of onion.Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the onion.
  • Place 2-3 slices of Tomato.

  • Over it another 2-3 slices of cucumber.Sprinkle a little salt and pepper.
  • Cover with another slice of bread with the chutney side facing down.


  • Place it in the toaster and toast until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce and /or green chutney.
Note:
  • For cheese lovers,grated cheese can be spread before toasting.
  • Apply a little butter before you close the toaster,to get a nice golden brown texture.


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