In the bustling streets of Mumbai and Bombay, savvy street vendors elevate the sandwich to an art form. There are as many street food kiosks as there are vendors and sandwich varieties. While it can take hours to prepare each ingredient from scratch, Indianlife makes it easy with fresh-ground spices, chutneys and more!
These cities are known for their distinctive street foods, and love of great-tasting food is something people of every city, ethnicity and gender share. Vendors tend to be gathered near universities and public transit, and their casual, fast but fresh foods are an inexpensive alternative to pricey restaurants. Lanes with a cluster of street food vendors are known locally as Khau Galli which means “Food Alley” in Marathi.
Today the fresh, informal street foods of Mumbai and Bombay have launched homegrown food companies paying homage to the Mumbai street scene worldwide, as street foods continue to grow in popularity. Restaurants throughout the world have also included Mumbai-inspired “street foods” into their menus.
For this recipe, Indianlife Naan and our fresh green Mint & Cilantro Chutney mingle with fresh vegetables that are accented by our authentic Garam Masala spice — in a tasty sandwich that’s easy to pack up for picnics or prepare for a crowd!
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Bombay Vegan Street Sandwich
Serves 2 to 4 people
4 Indianlife Naan flatbread (experiment with your favorite flavor)
1 Red Onion, sliced thin (medium size)
1/2 Cup Indianlife Mint & Cilantro Green Chutney
2 Large potatoes (Peeled, boiled and sliced thin)
1 Cucumber (small to medium size)
2 Fresh Tomatoes, sliced thin
Ketchup to taste
4 Tablespoons softened butter (salted or unsalted)
One or two cloves grated garlic (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Gently spread butter over all pieces of naan. Heat in oven on a baking sheet, or on the grill for 3-5 minutes until warm. Remove naan from heat and generously spread green chutney over two naan, and ketchup and the grated garlic (if used) over the other two. Now add your veggies – sliced potatoes first, then sliced tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. Season to taste by sprinkling with Garam Masala, salt and pepper. Cover the two assembled pieces of naan and veggies with the other two piece of naan spread with the chutney.
Beware: These are so good you may want to open your own street kiosk!