BM # 68
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
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2-3 green chilly, finely chopped
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Salt to taste
4 bread slices
Add mustard seeds, let crackle.
Add turmeric and immediately add the potatoes.
Add green chilly, coriander leaves and salt.
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.
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.