Sandwiches are delicious, easy and they are your saviours in times of deep hunger and less time. We are talking about the good old sandwich, you can make it as simple as you want or get creative and spruce it up with the most exotic ingredients in town. Here is a collection of 15 delicious vegetarian sandwich recipes that you can easily make for your breakfast, brunch or dinner. A veggie sandwich makes for a quick breakfast or snack when you are short of time or want to eat something in a hurry.

15 Easy To Make Sandwich Recipes That Will Satiate Your Hunger Pangs

Elaborate or simple, stuffed or layered, grilled or toasted, everyone loves sandwiches! They’re easy to make, easy to eat and always filling. Don’t know what to do with that sudden snack attack? Create a wholesome sandwich that won’t leave you hungry. If you’re short on time, look no further. Fix yourself a quick meal on the go. Have a hearty breakfast or a quick meal with 15 mouth-watering homemade sandwich recipes which are quick, easy and delicious.

1. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This Indian street food favourite is filled with spiced cilantro chutney and delicious cheese, then grilled to perfection. If you’re in the market for a new veggie laden sandwich, try this authentic Indian veg grilled cheese sandwich recipe today!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 to 10 slices of bread (white bread or brown bread or whole wheat bread)
  • 1 tbsp of butter 
  • ½ cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of freshly crushed black pepper (kali mirch)
  • 1 tbsp of roasted cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp of chaat masala 

Method:

  1. First, grate the cheese and keep it aside. Then spread butter on each slice.
  2. Then top half of the bread slices with grated cheese.
  3. Sprinkle two to three pinches of black pepper powder, cumin powder and chaat masala on each slice which is topped with grated cheese.
  4. Cover the cheese-topped slices with the remaining buttered pieces of bread.
  5. Spread butter on top of each slice.
  6. On a heated grill place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing down.
  7. Spread butter on the top slices. Close the grill sandwich maker and grill for 2-3 minutes till the sandwiches are crisp and golden.
  8. Serve grilled cheese sandwich hot, plain or accompanied with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

2. Paneer Sandwich

Paneer sandwich is one of the vegetarian sandwiches which is quick to put together and makes for a simple, easy and delish breakfast or snack.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of paneer – crumbled (cottage cheese)
  • 2 tbsp of curd (yoghurt)
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin powder (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon of kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon of coriander powder (dhaniya)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon of dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • Salt as required
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced in rounds 
  • 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper 
  • Chaat masala as required
  • Green chutney or sandwich chutney as required
  • Butter as required
  • 10-12 bread slices – whole wheat or brown or multigrain or white bread

Method:

  1. Crumble 200 grams paneer in a bowl or pan. 
  2. Do not crumble finely. Some small chunks of paneer are fine. You can even chop paneer in small cubes instead of crumbling.
  3. Add the following spice powders: 1 pinch of turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder).
  4. Add 2 tbsp of curd (yoghurt or dahi). Also, season with salt.
  5. Mix very well.
  6. Take the bread slices and spread some butter on them. 
  7. Spread sandwich chutney on the slices. 
  8. Now place some thin onion slices and sliced bell pepper. 
  9. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top. Place the paneer stuffing. 
  10. Cover with the remaining bread slices on which both butter and sandwich chutney has already been spread.
  11. Place the paneer sandwiches in a preheated sandwich maker. Grill until crisp and golden.
  12. Remove and serve paneer sandwiches hot or warm with any dip or sauce of your choice.

3. Egg Sandwich

You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make an egg sandwich. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. Are you hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir-fried veggies – the perfect protein source for the body! Check the freshness – keep a raw egg in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will stay at the bottom while stale eggs stand on end or float.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time:10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs 
  • 4-5 boiled eggs- peeled and halved 
  • 4 slices of cheese 
  • 8 slices of brown bread 
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons of milk 
  • 1 tbsp of mayonnaise 
  • 4-5 leaves of lollo rosso lettuce 
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste (kali mirch)
  • 4-5 leaves of lettuce 

Method:

  1. Heat a non-stick pan.
  2. Break eggs into a bowl, add salt and whisk well. Add milk and whisk again. Add mayonnaise and mix well.
  3. Pour egg mixture into the hot pan and cook, stirring continuously, till the eggs are scrambled and cooked. Transfer the scrambled eggs into a bowl.
  4. Roughly chop boiled eggs in a chopper and add them to the scrambled eggs.
  5. Finely chop lollo rosso lettuce leaves and add to the same bowl. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.
  6. Place iceberg lettuce on 4 bread slices, spread egg mixture over them, top with a cheese slice and cover each sandwich with remaining bread slices.
  7. Halve all the sandwiches, arrange them on a serving plate and serve immediately.

4. Chicken Sandwich

Sandwiches are the most straightforward quick fixes for sudden hunger pangs. If you want to up your protein intake, then you can make a delicious chicken sandwich. Follow this simple chicken sandwich recipe and satiate your hunger.   

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of brown bread 
  • 1 cup of boiled and shredded chicken 
  • 4 slices of white bread 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch)
  • 3/4 cup of mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 cup of grated cheese 
  • 1/4 cup of tomato ketchup 
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 3 boiled and sliced potatoes 
  • 4 slices of cheese 
  • 2 sliced tomatoes 
  • 1 sliced cucumber 
  • 50 grams of potato wafers 

Method:

  1. Take shredded chicken in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, half a cup of mayonnaise and mix.
  2. Add grated cheese, tomato ketchup, torn lettuce and mix. Take a white bread slice. Spread some chicken mix.
  3. Place potato slices and sprinkle salt and pepper powder. Apply a little mayonnaise on another slice of white bread and place it over the potato slices.
  4. Take a brown bread slice. Spread some chicken mix. Place a cheese slice over it. Apply some mayonnaise on another slice of brown bread and place it over the cheese slice.
  5. Grill the sandwiches applying mayonnaise on the outside of the sandwiches.
  6. Prepare the remaining sandwiches in the same way. 
  7. Serve with tomato slices, cucumber slices and potato wafers. And enjoy this chicken sandwich recipe.

5. Tuna Sandwich

For many people, those days when you had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch are still some of the happiest childhood memories. Bring back those days with a simple lunch that satisfies your nostalgic cravings for a simple, homemade sandwich.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 slices of bread
  • 50 gm of butter
  • 200 gm of tuna fish
  • 50 gm of hung curd
  • 1 grated sweet lime 
  • 1 tbsp of grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp of kashmiri mirch

For the pineapple salad:

  • 4 tbsp of diced pineapple
  • 1 tbsp of breakfast sugar
  • 1 tbsp of shredded mint
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Trim the bread with a round cutter. Butter each round.
  2. Flake fish, stir in hung curd, rind, cheese and seasoning. Spread over the bread.
  3. Top with remaining slices and press firmly together.
  4. Beat eggs, milk, oil and kashmiri mirch together. Season.
  5. Dip sandwiches in egg and shallow fry in hot oil until golden.
  6. Drain and serve hot with pineapple salad.
  7. For Pineapple salad. Combine all ingredients and serve chilled.

6. Ham Sandwich

French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its distinctive cuisine.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of ham 
  • 8 tbsp of mozzarella cheese grated 
  • 4 slices of brown bread 
  • 8 teaspoons of butter for sealing and brushing
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste (kali mirch)
  • 4 teaspoons of red chilli flakes (lal mirch)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
  2. Place bread slices on a worktop. Spread 2 teaspoons of butter on each slice. Sprinkle crushed peppercorns and ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes on top of each slice.
  3. Place chicken ham slices on each slice. Sprinkle crushed peppercorns and ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes on each slice.
  4. Top with 2 tbsp of grated cheese on each sprinkle some more red chilli flakes and crushed peppercorns on top.
  5. Brush a baking tray with butter and place the sandwiches on it. Put the tray in the preheated oven and let the cheese melt.
  6. Cut into small squares and serve hot.

7. Avocado Sandwich

These sandwiches are made with avocado, tomato and cucumber with mayonnaise and cream cheese. A healthy and nutritious sandwich filled with avocado, cheese, tomatoes and rocket for a juicy and unbeatable taste!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½  avocado cut into thin slices 
  • 12 bread slices ciabatta
  • 1tbsp of mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard paste 
  • 1 teaspoon of honey 
  • 1 tomato cut into roundels 
  • 1 cucumber cut into roundels 
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste (kali mirch)
  • Cream cheese to serve
  • 1 onion cut into roundels 
  • Banana chips to serve
  • Tomato ketchup to serve

Method:

  1. To prepare the spread, take mayonnaise in a bowl. Add mustard paste and honey and mix well.
  2. Apply some prepared spread on 1 bread slice. Place tomato roundel, cucumber roundels and sprinkle some salt and crushed peppercorns on top.
  3. Apply some spread on another bread slice and place it spread side down over the cucumber roundel. Apply some cream cheese on top and place avocado slices and onion roundels on top. Sprinkle some salt and crushed peppercorns on top.
  4. Apply some cream cheese on a third bread slice and place it cheese side down over the avocado slice. Similarly, prepare with remaining bread slices.
  5. Serve the sandwiches with banana chips, tomato ketchup and the remaining spread. They can be packed in a tiffin box to take to the office too.

8. Falafel Sandwich

Authentic Falafels with creamy Tahini Sauce and homemade pita bread, pickled turnips and cucumber yoghurt salad. These easy heavenly falafel patties are with bright, fresh herbs running through them. Perfect with pitas and this simple, creamy tahini sauce!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of soaked chickpeas (kabuli chana
  • 2 tbsp of Tahini 
  • 2 tbsp of onion, white chopped 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic chopped 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander seeds roasted and crushed 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder roasted 
  • Baking soda a pinch
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley 
  • V of mayonnaise 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder (kali mirch)
  • 1 tbsp of sliced white onion 
  • 10-12 mint leaves (pudina)
  • A pinch of roasted cumin powder (jeera)

To Serve

  • 2 whole-wheat pita bread 
  • 1 medium sliced tomato
  • 1 small sliced onion 
  • A few mint leaves 
  • A few black olives 
  • A few pickled cucumbers

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 200 ºC. Mix chickpeas, parsley, onion, garlic, crushed coriander seeds, roasted cumin powder, baking soda, lemon juice and salt in a bowl.
  2. Grind in a mixer without water. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and grind to a coarse paste resembling bread crumbs. Heat sufficient oil in a deep non-stick pan.
  3. Meanwhile, make the tahini sauce: mix mayonnaise, salt, lemon juice, pepper powder and onion. Chop mint leaves and add.
  4. Add tahini and mix well. Add 2 tbsp warm water and roasted cumin powder and mix well.
  5. Slice the pita bread into two horizontally. On each piece place a few tomato slices, a few onion slices and mint leaves. Sprinkle salt and lightly toast them in the preheated oven for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Shape the falafel mixture into round tikkis and deep fry in the hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Remove the pita slices from the oven and arrange them on a serving platter.
  7. Place a few fresh mint leaves on each, followed by a little tahini sauce, over this place a falafel, sprinkle a little roasted cumin powder and serve with black olives and pickled cucumbers.

9. Pinwheel Sandwiches

Bread roll sheets stuffed with ketchup, mayonnaise and rolled. Pinwheel sandwiches are small sandwiches that are curled up into a roll. Depending on the topping used, pinwheel sandwiches are very versatile; they’re great for afternoon tea.

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bread loaf 
  • ½ cup of tomato ketchup 
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon of dried and crushed  red chillies 
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of white pepper powder 
  • 4 tbsp of butter 

Method:

  1. Cut the fresh bread loaf lengthwise in a sheet form. Trim off the crusts. 
  2. Mix tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, crushed red chillies, salt and white pepper powder.
  3. Apply butter on one side of the bread. Spread the filling on the buttered side evenly. Roll the bread slowly taking care not to break it.
  4. Wrap in greaseproof paper and place in the refrigerator to set for 30-45 minutes.
  5. When set, remove the paper from the roll, cut it into two-centimetre thick slices, arrange it neatly on a platter and serve.

10. Chicken Club Sandwich

This finger-licking recipe is the club sandwich that is used to serve in restaurants in Mumbai. Follow the simple sandwich recipe and quench your hunger.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of boiled and shredded boneless chicken 
  • 12 slices of brown bread 
  • 2 tbsp of mayonnaise 
  • Black pepper powder as required
  • 2 teaspoons of red chilli sauce 
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon oil 
  • 4 eggs 
  • Butter as required
  • Processed cheese grated as required
  • Tomato slices as required

Method:

  1. Combine chicken and mayonnaise in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add pepper powder, chilli sauce, salt and mix well.
  3. Toast bread slices in a toaster.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Crack eggs one by one in the pan and double fry them. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Place two toasted slices on a worktop. Spread butter on one side of each toast and spread the chicken mixture on one of them. Cover with another toast, place 2 tbsp of grated cheese and 4-5 tomato slices on top. 
  6. Sprinkle pepper powder on top and place a fried egg on it. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper powder on the fried egg. Butter the third toast and place it over the egg. 
  7. Press and cut into triangles. Similarly, make remaining sandwiches.
  8. Serve with potato chips and tomato ketchup.

11. Cheese Sandwich

A delightful cheese sandwich made with cheese on bread can be enjoyed by the whole family. Typically semi-hard cheeses are used for the filling, such as Cheddar. Cheese vegetarian sandwiches are popular among children. You can also easily make grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of brown bread 
  • 1 1/2 cup of grated cheese 
  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 1 deseeded and chopped  green capsicum 
  • 1 deseeded and chopped tomato 
  • 4 tbsp of tomato sauce 
  • 2-3 chopped green chillies 
  • 4-5 tbsp butter 

Method:

  1. Take cheese in a bowl. Add chopped onion, chopped capsicum, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, chopped green chillies and mix. 
  2. Apply this mixture on top of a bread slice, place another slice over it and press slightly. Similarly, prepare the remaining sandwiches.
  3. Apply a little butter on one side and place them on a grill buttered side down. Apply a little butter on the top side and close the grill. 
  4. Grill till golden brown and serve the cheese sandwich hot.

12. Ice Cream Sandwich

Whether you’re licking it off a cone, spooning it out of a bowl, sipping it with a straw or eating it sandwiched between two chewy cookies, ice cream is a summer staple that you just can’t get enough of! Learn how to make these easy homemade ice cream sandwiches so that you can stock your freezer with tasty treats all summer long! Check out 10 homemade ice cream recipes here.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 500 grams chocolate sponge cake 
  • 1-litre vanilla ice cream 
  • Malted chocolate powder 
  • Chocolate sauce

Method:

  1. Halve the cakes horizontally. Place one slice at the base of a springform tin. Cut another slice and use the pieces to fill up space around the first slice.
  2. Spread chocolate sauce evenly over them followed by a thick layer of vanilla ice cream.
  3. Sprinkle malted chocolate evenly and drizzle some chocolate sauce. Cover these layers with the remaining cake slices.
  4. Whisk the remaining ice cream to soften and spread on top. Sprinkle some malted chocolate over the ice cream.
  5. Keep the tin in the refrigerator to set. When completely set, remove from the springform tin, cut into wedges and serve the ice cream sandwich immediately.

13. Chocolate Sandwich

Crisp and sweet chocolate sandwiches made with choco chips. Quick and easy to prepare a chocolate snack. If you have a sweet tooth, then you should check out a variety of delicious products like choco-chip, Nutella or oreo cookie dough from the Red Dot Shop here.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of whole wheat bread or multigrain bread or brown bread or white bread
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp of choc chips or chopped chocolate 
  • ½ tbsp of chopped cashews, pistachios and raisins
  • Cinnamon powder (dalchini)
  • Butter

Method:

  1. First chop some dry fruits like cashews, pistachios and raisins.
  2. Take the bread slices. Slice the edges if you want. You can use whole wheat bread, multigrain bread or brown bread. Spread some butter on each slice.
  3. Now place the choco chips evenly on the bread slice. Do not add too much as then the chocolate melts and oozes out of the bread while grilling and toasting. Instead of choco chips, you can use any type of baking or cooking chocolate-like sweet or semi-sweet chocolate.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped dry fruits on top. You can also add fruits like apples, pears or bananas to the sandwiches.
  5. Sprinkle a light pinch of cinnamon powder. This step can be skipped. You can even use cardamom powder.
  6. Now cover with remaining buttered slices.
  7. Place the chocolate sandwich in a preheated sandwich toaster or grill.
  8. Grill or toast till the bread becomes crispy and browned.
  9. Serve chocolate sandwiches hot or warm. You can sprinkle some sugar on top if you want.

14. Coleslaw Sandwich

Make this quick, easy, and (mostly) raw coleslaw sandwich recipe with your favourite veggies. Just follow these step-by-step instructions to prepare a refreshing and tasty vegetarian snack or lunch.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 finely shredded cabbage 
  • 2 grated carrots 
  • 100 grams paneer (cottage cheese) crumbled
  • 1/2 cup of yoghurt 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mustard powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of caraway seeds (shahi jeera
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice 
  • 1 grated onion 

Method:

  1. Crumble the paneer and place in a blender with the drained yoghurt, salt, mustard powder, white pepper powder, sugar and caraway seeds.
  2. Process till smooth. Add the milk and process again. Place the shredded cabbage in a bowl. Add the salt, lemon juice and grated carrots and mix well.
  3. Squeeze out the water from the grated onion and add to the salad bowl. Add the dressing and toss to mix. Serve the delicious coleslaw sandwich.

15. Reuben Sandwich

A good Reuben should be loaded and surely this one is! Make your Russian dressing or buy store-bought, but just make sure to use a liberal amount! It acts like the perfect ‘glue’ to adhere this epic sandwich together.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of bread
  • 4 tbsps of butter
  • 1/4 cup of Russian dressing
  • 8 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 lb. corned beef
  • 1 c. sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp of ketchup
  • 2 tbsp of horseradish 
  • 2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp of granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. On the non-butter side spread Russian dressing on each slice. 
  2. Then top half of the slices with cheese, corned beef, and sauerkraut. Top each sandwich with remaining slices, dressing side down. 
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Place a sandwich in a skillet and cook until golden and cheese is melted, 3 minutes per side.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire, sugar, and paprika until combined. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper.

Watch your favourite bread and buns transform into exotic snacks when teamed up with the right fillings. Or simply let your imagination run wild and pack your toast with your favourite ingredients and sauces to make a delicious snack! A sandwich will never disappoint and satiate you to the core of your heart. Find 21 easy recipes you can make during lockdown here.

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