Spicy Potato Sandwich (Vegan Indian Recipe)

Spicy Potato Sandwich (Vegan Indian Recipe)
Lakshmy Subramoniam

 A potato sandwich? Carb on carb? I'll admit it sounds naughty but come on, live a little! This breakfast or snack recipe is incredibly easy to make, filling, and packed with flavor. I make it quite frequently because I always seem to have boiled potatoes on hand. If you share a similar love for potatoes and bread as I do then you're going to love this. I guarantee it.

Here goes the recipe:

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free
Yield: For 4
Prep time: 10 mins (not including the time for boiling potatoes)
Cook time:10 mins
Total time: 20 mins


  • 4 - 6 slices of gluten-free bread (or any bread of your choice)

  • 2 medium-sized potatoes (boiled)

  • 1 small onion finely chopped 

  • 1 Thai green chili finely chopped (optional)

  • ½ tsp ginger finely chopped

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp cilantro/coriander leaves finely chopped

  • A squeeze of lemon juice

  • Salt to taste

  • Vegan butter for toasting the sandwiches
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil to make the potato mixture


In a skillet on medium-high heat, add some vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chilies, ginger, and onion. Cook until the onions go golden and translucent.

Add in 1 tbsp of the chopped cilantro and the turmeric powder and cook for another 10 - 20 seconds.

Lower the heat to medium-low and crush the boiled potatoes directly into the skillet. Make sure to coat the potatoes evenly with the rest of the cooked ingredients and mash well to avoid any lumps. Add a splash of water to the mixture to help avoid sticking to the pan and to bring it to a spreadable consistency.

Add the remaining cilantro, salt to taste, a squeeze of lemon and your potato mixture is ready.

Now for the sandwiches! 

Spread the potato mixture evenly onto one side of the bread slices and keep aside.

Get your pan to medium-high heat and add some vegan butter. Once the butter starts to melt, place your sandwiches potato side face-up and allow the bread to get all golden and crisp. 

Add some butter to the potato side as well and flip. Cook for another 1 - 2 mins until the potatoes get golden! 

Enjoy with hot sauce, ketchup, or mint chutney.

*For a variation, spread a thin layer of ketchup, hot sauce, or chutney to your slice of bread before adding the potato mixture for additional flavor!







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