Kitchen is a play ground. Every other day, we play with ingredients depending on what is available in your pantry. Some days we have everything and on contrary, the next day we might not have enough ingredients to cook with . But still we come up with a new dish in a simpler and unique way. I guess that is what it makes our kitchen more interesting and the best specialty of home makers.
Coming back to the recipe – Mumbai sandwich is a street food that we crave, no matter where you are and how you are. If you see its picture on Instagram, all you do is stare at it and drool.
Same thing happened to me a few days back and I was ridiculously wanting to have a bite of the sandwich. I decided to make one for me. However, the issue was, there was no bread at home. I could not hold up my craving at that moment though. I opened my freezer , saw some pastry sheets and I knew what I was going to do and I called it – Mumbai Puff Pastry Tart.
When the vendors prepare the sandwich in India, they apply lots of butter on the bread and toast it. Since puff pastry is made with butter and full of crunchiness, it is a best alternative.
I put the pastry sheets for throwing . Meanwhile boiled water with salt in two pans to cook my veggies- one for potatoes and another for beetroot.
The Indian red and green chutneys are the major reasons for the popularity of Mumbai Sandwich. Green chutney is quick blend of coriander, green chillies, salt, black salt and lemon juice. On the other hand, preparing the sweet and sour red chutney is a bit time consuming. I usually have a small jar of red chutney in my fridge. For me , it is a go to go sauce with any kind of meal.
We do not get big sheets of puff pastries here. So I placed four 5×5 inch square sized sheets and rolled it into a 12×12 size. Leave 1 inch space from all the sides (you can mark it with a knife), spread the green chutney, then sliced pieces of potatoes, beetroot, some red chutney , tomatoes and processed cheese on top. Apply egg wash on the 1 inch area we left and put it in the oven for baking.
Once it is out of the oven, top it with more chutneys , red onion and coriander leaves and enjoy with a cup of hot masala tea . You can find the full recipe here.