Potato sandwich, also known as masala aloo sandwich is a delicious vegetarian grilled sandwich from India. It's stuffed with a mashed potato filling flavored with Indian spices, green peas, cheese, and a refreshing green chutney.
If you have got bored of eating regular bland sandwiches and want to try something more flavorful then, today's Indian-style grilled potato sandwich recipe is perfect for you.
Also known as aloo sandwich or aloo matar sandwich, this sandwich is stuffed with cheese and a mashed potato filling flavored with Indian spices and fresh herbs.
The main ingredient that makes this sandwich stand out is the refreshing and slightly spicy green chutney. It gives a delicious kick to the flavors of the potato sandwich.
Aloo is the Hindi word for potato and masala means spice. So, masala aloo sandwich means spicy potato sandwich.
What goes in an Indian potato sandwich(aloo sandwich)?
To make this Indian potato sandwich, you will need the ingredients shown below:
Ingredients needed for the potato filling
Ingredient notes and substitute suggestions
- Boiled potatoes: Any variety of potatoes can be used to make this sandwich.
- Green peas: Fresh and frozen both are fine. I have used frozen peas, they get cooked faster. If you are using fresh green peas, cook them for a longer time or first boil them and then use in the filling.
- Garam masala: It's a blend of Indian spices with a very strong flavor so add in moderation. If you don't like garam masala or don't have it, skip it. There are a lot of other ingredients which will add flavor to this sandwich.
- Coriander powder: It's the powdered form of dried coriander seeds. You can buy it from the spice section of any South Asian grocery store.
- Cheese: I have used mozzarella. Feel free to use any melting cheese of your choice. You can also mix different melting cheeses and then use it. Vegans may skip the cheese or use vegan cheese.
- Green chutney: Also, known as mint chutney, it's a slightly spicy and very refreshing Indian chutney made with mint leaves, cilantro, garlic, and a few other Indian spices. Though nothing can beat a homemade green chutney that is full of flavors if you want, you can buy ready-made green chutney from an Indian grocery store. To be honest, I have never tried store-bought green chutney. It's so easy to make that I always make it at home. If you want, you can check my recipe for mint chutney. Also, if you don't like mint chutney, use any other chutney or spread of your choice.
How to make(step-by-step instructions)?
Step 1: Heat oil in a cooking pot and add cumin seeds. Let the seeds splutter.
Step 2: Add finely chopped onion and cook until the onion turns translucent.
Steps 3 and 4: Add green peas and a few tablespoons of water.
Steps 5 and 6: Cover the pot and cook until the peas turn soft and are nicely cooked.
Step 7: Add coriander powder, red chili powder, ground black pepper, and garam masala. Mix and saute for a few seconds.
Step 8: Add chopped ginger and green chilies and saute for a few more seconds.
Step 9: Add mashed potatoes and salt. Mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Step 10: Finally, add chopped cilantro. Mix and switch off the stove. Allow the filling to reach room temperature.
Step 11: Apply green chutney on one bread slice.
Step 12: On another bread slice, apply some tomato ketchup.
Step 13: Spread the potato filling on a bread slice.
Step 14: Top it with some shredded cheese.
Step 15: Cover with another bread slice. Apply some butter to the sandwich.
Step 16: Toast from both sides until the aloo sandwich turns golden brown and crunchy.
Your Indian-style grilled potato sandwich is ready to be enjoyed!
How to serve?
Serve this aloo sandwich hot or warm.
Indians generally prefer eating sandwiches for breakfast with a cup of chai.
You can pack them for lunch too. They can be served with any dipping sauce or a crunchy salad on the side.
A potato sandwich can also be enjoyed as a filling snack.
How to store?
To store, tightly wrap in a cling wrap or any alternative to it like beeswax wrap and refrigerate.
It's best to eat it within the same day as chutney will make the bread soggy.
For some advance preparation, make the potato filling, store it separately in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1-2 days. Also, store the green chutney in airtight containers and refrigerate for almost a week. Assemble the sandwich only when you want to enjoy it.
How to reheat a sandwich?
To reheat this sandwich, you can use any of the following methods:
- On the stovetop: Heat a grill pan or skillet and apply some butter or olive oil to it. Put the sandwich on the pan and heat from both sides for a few minutes i.e. until the filling also gets nicely heated.
- In a microwave: If you heat a sandwich directly in a microwave it may turn soggy. So, to avoid that wrap the sandwich in a thick, double-folded paper kitchen towel. Put the wrapped sandwich on a microwave-safe dish and microwave for about a minute or until heated.
- In the oven: Wrap the sandwich in aluminum foil and place it on a baking tray. Put in a pre-heated oven at 160°C (320°F) for around 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely heated.
Recipe tips and tricks
- Instead of ketchup, you can also apply date and tamarind chutney. It will add more Indian flavors to the sandwich.
- If you don't like green chutney, feel free to use a spread of your choice. However, I would like to mention that green chutney is a key ingredient in this recipe and it gives the best result especially if you like spicy food.
- You can add more vegetables like carrot, French beans, and finely chopped cauliflower or broccoli to the filling. Even corn kernels can be added.
- Instead of mashing the potatoes, you can finely chop or thinly slice the potatoes.
- Allow the filling to reach room temperature before using it in the sandwich.
- To create a vegan version of the potato sandwich, either skip cheese or use vegan cheese. Also, use olive oil instead of butter or dry toast the sandwich.
Frequently asked questions
No, they both are different. Green chutney is made with mint leaves, cilantro, garlic, green chilies, lime juice, and spices. Green chili sauce is made mainly with green chili, garlic, and vinegar.
They don't taste the same.
Yes, green chutney is generally slightly spicy.
Other vegetarian sandwich recipes
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- Spinach corn sandwich
- Paneer sandwich
- Mung bean sprouts and avocado sandwich
- Beetroot hummus and avocado sandwich
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Potato sandwich (aloo sandwich)
- 1 Cooking pot/ skillet
- 1 Grill pan
Ingredients for potato filling
- 4 medium-sized boiled potatoes peel and mash
- ½ cup green peas
- 1 small red onion finely chopped
- 1-2 hot green chili peppers finely chopped
- 1 small piece of ginger finely chopped
- ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- ½ tablespoon Any cooking oil of your choice
Other ingredients required
- 8 slices sandwich bread
- 4 tablespoons green chutney
- 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella/ any melting cheese of choice
- 1 teaspoon butter/ olive oil
- Heat oil in a cooking pot. Add cumin seeds. When the seeds start spluttering add chopped onion. Cook until the onion turns translucent.
- Add green peas and a few tablespoons of water. Cover the pot and cook for a few minutes or until the peas are cooked.
- Add coriander powder, red chili powder, ground black pepper, and garam masala.
- Mix everything and saute for a few seconds.
- Add chopped ginger and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.
- Add mashed potatoes and salt. Mix and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Finally, add chopped cilantro leaves. Mix and switch off the stove. Allow the filling to reach room temperature.
- Take two bread slices. Apply green chutney on one and tomato ketchup on the other.
- Spread some potato filling on one slice. Top it with some shredded cheese and cover with the other bread slice.
- Heat a grill pan. Brush it with some butter or olive oil.
- Put the sandwich on it. Apply butter on top. Grill from both the sides.
- You may add more vegetables like carrot, French beans, finely chopped broccoli, and cauliflower to the filling.
- Instead of mashing the potatoes, you can finely chop or thinly slice the boiled potatoes
- Feel free to use any spread of choice if you don't have green chutney.
- Vegans may skip the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese. Also, use olive oil instead of butter.
- Allow the filling to reach room temperature before putting it on the bread slice.
- More recipe tips and tricks are given within the post above. Please follow them to make this recipe.