Jammy Bombay Toast Sandwich

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Here in Chennai, sandwiches are a big deal. I mean, if a sandwich stall like Balaji Sandwich Stall can have a Zomato rating of 4.2/5, you know what I’m talking about.

Then there’s Royal Sandwich, which is now almost an institutionalised homage to the art of Sandwich making. There is no comparison. They have over 80 varieties of sandwiches; some of them have chocolate in them. And, needless to say, Royal Sandwich has a 4.6/5 Zomato rating. An added bonus to this place is that you will always meet interesting people here because of how close it is to a very popular theatre rehearsal space, premier management school, and a library.

And you were going to follow Ed Sheeran’s advice and go to the bar? (Ha!)
Try a sandwich stall.

Which brings me to this delicious twist on the Anglo-Indian classic – Jammy Bombay Toast Sandwich!


Ingredients (makes two sandwiches)

1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
2 tbsp jam (I used homemade strawberry jam, see tips at the end for options)
pinch of salt
butter for frying
4 slices of sandwich bread (see tips for options)


  1. Spread the jam thick over the slices of bread to make a jam sandwich.
  2. In the deep plate, whisk together the egg, milk, essence, cinnamon powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Heat your frying pan with butter as you dip the sandwich in the egg mixture, making sure to coat well on all sides.
  4. Place the coated sandwich in the butter and fry on medium heat until the sizzling sound stops. Flip over with the spatula and repeat.
  5. Cut your sandwich across diagonally and bite into your jam filled Bombay Toast sandwich!


The original Bombay Toast isn’t a sandwich at all, so feel free to skip the jam and coat the individual bread slices with the egg mixture to fry them. Dry bread works greater than fresh bread because it holds its shape after dipping.

Any jam works – mixed fruit, marmalade, blueberry. Think of all the jam filled donuts you’ve seen, and let your imagination run wild!

You can also try out using my mistress’ mousse¬†mixture for a chocolate filling, instead. Just ensure that the mousse is very cold when spreading across the bread. An easier option is obviously, Nutella!

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