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Bombay Sandwich Masala | How to make street style Sandwich Masala at home

What is Bombay Sandwich?

Bombay Sandwich – the image itself conjures up a plethora of emotions, textures and flavours for those having lived here and / or partaken of the Bombay Sandwich. While Cheese sandwich, Noodles sandwich, Schezwan sandwich and a zillion other sandwiches may come and go, the BOMBAY Sandwich is something that is dear to the heart. 

Till I moved to the Maximum City, Sandwich was more a weekend affair at home with basic cucumber – tomato sandwiches made on lazy / busy Sundays when mom used to bring home a cartload of answer sheets to correct and had no time to  make a propah South Indian brekkie. Buttered toast with jam / ketchup was more a snack on the go, and the trusted old sandwich toaster (remember that contraption which the Mumbai sandwich wala still uses), was used by aunts who came visiting from out of city/ country and their kids didn’t eat much “Indian” stuff. 

Bombay Sandwich masala is a quick and handy spice powder that can be used to make street style sandwiches. It can also be used to top Chaats / Indian style salads.Pin

Coming back to making the masala powder 🙂

Ahem, the Sandwich Masala powder. Bombay Sandwich masala is a quick and handy spice powder that can be used to make street style sandwiches. It can also be used to top Chaats / Indian style salads.

Of course, along with the ubiquitous Green Sandwich Chutney, this Masala powder was standard across sandwiches in Mumbai. Many homes made it from scratch while some others used store bought. Whatever be the reason, the sandwich masala along with a liberal dose of butter (and the multitude of veggies, of course) was the hallmark of a green Mumbai Sandwich – Street Style.  

Bombay Sandwich masala is a quick and handy spice powder that can be used to make street style sandwiches. It can also be used to top Chaats / Indian style salads. Pin
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Tips and tricks to the make the best Bombay Sandwich Masala 

  1. Roast the spices on low flame till aromatic .
  2. Cool thoroughly before grinding 
  3. Grind to smooth powder, sieve if needed and use
  4. Make small quantities for maximum freshness. 

If you want the recipe how to make Green Chutney for Chaats and Sandwiches, click the video below. 

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Bombay Sandwich masala is a quick and handy spice powder that can be used to make street style sandwiches. It can also be used to top Chaats / Indian style salads.Pin

Let’s get to making the quick and handy Bombay Sandwich masala 

Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – 5 mins, Yields – approx. 50 grams of the sandwich masala 

Cuisine – Indian, Course – Condiment / DIY spice powder 

Ingredients you need to make Bombay Sandwich Masala Spice Powder:

  • 2 TBSP Cumin (jeera/जीरा)
  • 1 tsp Pepper Corns (Kali Mirch/काली मिर्च) 
  • 1 TBSP Cloves (Laung/लौंग)
  • 1 tsp Caraway seeds (Shah jeera/शाहजीरा) 
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (saunf/सौंफ)
  • 1/2 tsp Pomegranate seeds (Anaardana/अनारदाना)
  • 1 inch cinnamon  (Dalcheeni/दालचीनी)
  • 2 Star anise (chakri phool/चक्रफूल)

Toppings: 

  • 1/2 tsp Salt (Namak/नमक)
  • 1.5 TBSP Dry Mango Powder (Amchur/अमचूर)
  • 1.5 tsp Black Salt (Kala Namak/कालानमक) 
  • Assemble all the ingredients for the recipe from the list given above. 
  • Follow the video for the detailed instructions along with tips and tricks on how to make this.
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How to make :

  1. Dry roast the ingredients (except toppings) on a low flame till aromatic.
  2. Cool and grind once.
  3. Then add the toppings , grind again to  fine powder texture 
  4. Cool, and store in an airtight container.
  5. Use on sandwiches as needed.  
  6. If the quantity is more, sieve the ground mixture once before storing. But highly recommend you to make it in small batches. 

For this edition of Shhh cooking secret Challenge suggested by Jayashree, she gave me Shah jeera and anardana which went into making this aromatic Sandwich masala. She make Homemade pav bhaji masala using the ingredients – black cardamom and clove – I gave her. Check out her recipe for another aromatic spice powder.

Bombay Sandwich masala is a quick and handy spice powder that can be used to make street style sandwiches. It can also be used to top Chaats / Indian style salads.Pin

Bombay Sandwich Masala | How to make street style Sandwich Masala at home

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Bombay Sandwich masala is a quick and handy spice powder that can be used to make street style sandwiches. It can also be used to top Chaats / Indian style salads. 
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment, Spice Powders
Cuisine Indian
Servings 50 grams

Equipment

  • 1 saute pan
  • 1 Spice Grinder
  • 1 Ladle
  • 1 Glass Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 2 TBSP Cumin jeera
  • 1 tsp Pepper Corns Kali Mirch
  • 1 TBSP Cloves Laung
  • 1 tsp Caraway seeds Shahjeera
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds saunf
  • 1/2 tsp Pomegranate seeds Anaardana
  • 1 inch cinnamon Dalcheeni
  • 2 Star anise chakri phool

Toppings

  • 1/2 tsp Salt Namak
  • 1.5 TBSP Dry Mango Powder Amchur
  • 1.5 tsp Black Salt KalaNamak

Instructions
 

  • Dry roast the ingredients (except toppings) on a low flame till aromatic.
  • Cool and grind once,
  • Then add the toppings , grind again to fine powder texture
  • Cool, and store in an airtight container.
  • Use on sandwiches as needed.
  • If the quantity is more, sieve the ground mixture once before storing. But highly recommend you to make it in small batches.

Video

Notes

Tips and tricks to the make the best Bombay Sandwich Masala 
  1. Roast the spices on low flame till aromatic .
  2. Cool thoroughly before grinding 
  3. Grind to smooth powder, sieve if needed and use
  4. Make small quantities for maximum freshness. 
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26 Comments

  1. Priya Iyer

    5 stars
    Bombay Sandwich is an eternal favourite at our place. Love the way you have prepared this sandwich masala at home. 😊 Can almost smell that gorgeous fragrance off the screen!

  2. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    I make Bombay Sandwich at home often but till now have been using chaat masala to sprinkle on it. Will be making this special Bombay Sandwich masala soon.

  3. 5 stars
    Hey u just got me craving for garma garam toast sandwich especially the weather is just right here for it . I just was wondering how to source this sandwich masala from bombay as my stock got over and now your recipe comes to my rescue.

  4. 5 stars
    Now that I have the authetic bombay sandwich masala I can retire the chaat masala from active duty! Thanks I loving it as Bombay sandwich is my favourite sandwich.

  5. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Love mumbai sandwich, it is one of the favourites. Good to have this masala recipe. Will make this and keep in my pantry now.

  6. Preeti Shridhar

    Bombay Sandwich is an all time favourite at home. Loved your masala recipe. Adding it to my bucket list.

  7. 5 stars
    The name and pictures made me crave for the addictive sandwich and I am trying this delicious and fragrant spice mix asap!

  8. Poonam Bachhav

    5 stars
    we love Bombay sandwich and make it often, but never tried making this spice blend at home. Now, that i have your easy to follow recipe, i would definitely give it a try.

  9. 5 stars
    I never knew there was a masala powder for Bombay sandwich, always thought it was chaat masala. I am going to try this masala next time I make sandwich.

  10. Sasmita Sahoo

    5 stars
    the colour of the sandwich masala is so good! homemade spices make it more flavour packed

  11. Sujata Roy

    5 stars
    I love Bombay sandwich but never thought about making masala at home. Your masala sounds so flavorful. Next time I will make this masala following your recipe.

  12. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    Sandwich masala is a supercool idea. I love Bombay sandwiches anyway, never got them perfect coz this masala was missing.

  13. 5 stars
    Bombay sandwich has a special place in my heart. Home made Bombay sandwich masala is so flavourful . Home made spice powder is always the best.

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