Epic Bombay Sandwiches


Just had pani puri yesterday? Use the leftovers in a Bombay Sandwich! This sandwich is easy to assemble, especially if you have a few ingredients prepared from the day before! Plus, you can layer the ingredients as high as you want for a heavier lunch. Take a break from paninis and hot subs with this classic Indian sandwich that is commonly found in Indian street food culture. A cold and delicious sandwich on a hot summer day? Yes, please!



  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 1 plum tomato
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • The following four items can be found at an Indian grocery store or made at home:
  • 2 tbsp dahi (Indian yogurt) or use greek yogurt as a substitute
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, toasted and ground
  • 2 tsp green cilantro chutney
  • 2 tsp green mint pani (the kind that is used to make pani puri)
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 tsp butter



(Luckily for you, you can skip steps 1 and 2 if you already have these ingredients from your pani puri day!)

1. Place water in a pot, just enough that it would cover the red potatoes. Bring water to a boil, wash the potatoes and then place them in the pot and cook until soft, about 10-15 minutes. To test if the potatoes are ready, slide a knife into one of them. If it goes in easily, the potatoes are done cooking. Drain in a colander and let them cool.

2. In a small bowl, mix the dahi and ground cumin together and stir well with a spoon or a small whisk until the mixture becomes thinner in consistency.

3. Spread butter on both slices of bread. Toast the slices in a skillet on medium heat until both sides are golden brown (I used an iron skillet to make it crispier). Wash the spinach and tomato and slice the tomato. Slice the onion as well. Once the potatoes have cooled slightly, peel and dice them.

5. Assemble the sandwich on the iron skillet: place the spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, green chutney, dahi mixture, and red onions onto the bread. Top with the other slice of bread. Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat.

6. Remove the sandwich from the skillet and make a bias cut through the middle so all those yummy ingredients stay inside the sandwich rather than on the plate. Enjoy this delicious sandwich and as always, thank you for reading!


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One thought on “Epic Bombay Sandwiches

  1. Looks Yummy! Nothing better than using leftovers to make a delicious meal!!

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