Preeti Mistry helms the kitchen at Oakland, CA’s Juhu Beach Club. The modern Indian restaurant models its menu on the popular cuisine of Mumbai. Whether you go for the city’s famous fine dining, even more famous street vendors or a delightful combination of both, there’s no wrong choice to make. Every city has a sandwich, and Mumbai is no exception. Check out Juhu Beach Club’s Bombay sandwich and kick that boring old hummus and veggie deal to the curb.  

A sought-after street food sandwich, this dish is also served in many Bombay (Mumbai) cafes. It is an adult-friendly, Indian-spiced grilled cheese that is in many ways more than the sum of its parts: cheese, beets, chutney, potato, pickled onions and chaat masala. It takes many of our Indian customers back to the streets of Mumbai in a few bites. At JBC we serve this sand­wich with our tomato shorba — like the classic American combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup. Only our version has a few more bells and whistles and a bigger flavor kick. A panini press is helpful here; or use a saucepan lid to press the sandwich on the stove.

Reprinted with permission from The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook