Junglee Cheese Grilled Sandwich Recipe

Ready to eat: 12 min
Nia Bennett | May, 7 2019

The junglee cheese grilled sandwich is a Mumbai street favourite. ‘Junglee’ is a Hindi word which means wild and one look at this masterpiece sandwich and you’ll know why it’s called so.

This three-layer vegetarian sandwich is incredibly filling and very satisfying. It is so popular across Mumbai that you’d find this in every corner, although each person could add their own twist to this mammoth of a sandwich. Regardless of how it looks, the junglee sandwich will be an instant hit and it will quickly become one of your favourite sandwiches. Honestly, there’s no going back after eating this vegetarian cheese grilled sandwich. If you are looking for experimenting with food or you’d like to add a party food to your list - this one is it!

What makes this junglee cheese grilled sandwich so delicious is the correct balance of distinct flavours with layers of crunchy vegetables and of course insane amounts of cheese. I’ve used cheddar but if you cannot find it, in Mumbai they use Amul cheese, which is processed cheese.

If you’ve never visited Mumbai, making this sandwich will help you bring the essence of Mumbai street food to your doorstep.  I love this cheese sandwich because unlike other sandwiches this is vegetarian and the perfect amount of seasoning.

If you don’t have szechuan sauce, follow my szechuan sauce recipe which is incredibly easy to make and can stay in mint condition in your fridge up to a month.


Serves: 1

  • 3 thick slices of bread
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Schezwan sauce
  • 1.4 tsp Amchur powder or Sandwich Masala
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp chopped paneer
  • 2 tbsp boiled sweet corn
  • 2 tbsp green peppers (capsicum)
  • 2 tbsp red peppers (capsicum)
  • 2 tbsp chopped carrot
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced boiled potato
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced onion
  • Cheddar cheese


Prep: 5 min > Cook: 7 min > Ready to eat: 12 min

  1. Apply butter on the bread slices and place it on a parchment paper on a tray.
  2. In a bowl add schezwan sauce, chilli flakes, mayonnaise, corn, green & red peppers, carrots, paneer, and the filling is ready.
  3. Spread the filling mixture on a slice of bread and generously sprinkle cheese, then place another slice on top. Place the vegetables (cucumber, potato and tomato) on the bread slice, sprinkle some sandwich masala and cheese and cover it with the last slice and slightly press it.
  4. Add some more grated cheese on the top layer and place it inside the oven at 180°C until the cheese melts.

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