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Ode to Amchi Bollywood Sandwich

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Ode to Amchi Bollywood Sandwich

If you are suffering from palate fatigue, how about trying a different sandwich?

Sold on roadsides by vendors in this great city of Mumbai so what’s so special in this Bollywood sandwich? Loads of colors, textures and bursting with comforting flavors.


I was initiated into this sandwich while I was visiting my niece in Jaipur not too long ago. She had just returned from Mumbai and was head over heels in love with this Mumbai sandwich and made these day in and day out for breakfast and gave me a demo on assembling this sublime sandwich.

This Delhi walli aunty ji was quite intrigued with her niece’s sandwich  manship at recreating Mumbai’s street flavors and also got her totally hooked.

You can bump up the flavors with spicy chaat masala and chutney. The chutney works its way through the filling and lends rich flavor to every bite.


4 slices of white bread

1 boiled, sliced potato

¼ cucumber, sliced thin

1 beetroot, boiled, sliced tin

1 tomato, sliced

2 tbsp. green chutney

1 tbsp. butter


Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)

1 tsp. chopped fresh coriander

2 tbsp. namkeen bhujiya

For Green Chutney

1½ cup chopped coriander

2 green chilies

5 cloves of garlic

1 raw mango

½ tsp. sugar

Salt and pepper

Roasted ground cumin powder (optional)

Incase, mango is not available, substitute with amchoor powder (dried mango powder) or fresh lemon juice.


Blend together until smooth with some water. Store in a bottle and refrigerate. Use as needed.

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How to assemble the sandwich

Spread the butter and chutney on bread slices.

Arrange the sliced potatoes, cucumber, tomatoes, onion and beetroot. Press the sandwich gently, cut in half.

Garnish with some ketchup, beetroot slices and chopped coriander. Sprinkle some namkeen on top.

Enjoy your sandwich with a spoonful of chutney, a steaming tumbler of chai and some Bollywood music playing in the background! You will be convinced that you are in Bandra…


About spicerack

Full time granny, arts enthusiast, compulsive baker and a freelance writer! Practically a nomad, living out of my suitcase literally! Based in Kuwait, New Delhi, and San Diego!

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