Egg Sandwich Recipe

Updated: February 22, 2023, By Swasthi

Egg Sandwich Recipe – Is there anything more comforting and yummy than an Egg Sandwich? Be it for a breakfast or a meal, we love egg sandwiches anytime! Packed with protein, vitamins and lots of minerals, Egg Sandwich is an easy option when you want to eat sometime healthy, filling and nutritious. In this post I share an easy recipe to make a boiled egg sandwich with plenty of substitutes and options, in case you run out of ingredients.

Egg Sandwich Recipe

About Egg Sandwich

Mayo Egg sandwich, Fried Egg sandwich, Scrambled egg sandwiches are some of the egg sandwiches I often make at home. But the simple boiled egg sandwich I show in this post, is on our top list as it tastes super delicious and can be whipped up under 10 mins if you have the boiled eggs ready.

If you are not a morning person, feel free to boil the eggs ahead and refrigerate so in the morning you will just have to assemble the egg sandwich with all the other ingredients.

For this recipe you will need some boiled eggs, your favorite sandwich spread and some fresh salad veggies and herbs. Mayonnaise, hot sauce, mustard, cheese spread, chutney or even pesto will work great as a sandwich spread.

We personally love the popular Coriander Chutney & Green chutney from the streets of Mumbai. Remember I shared the Best Grilled Sandwich from the Streets of Mumbai? This egg sandwich is no less and tastes great and is addictive. Not to forget, the health benefits of the coriander and mint.

However please feel free to use any kind of spread you have on hand or whatever you like. I have however shared the process to make the green chutney here. You can also make this ahead and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days. You can use it even in your wraps, use as a dip or simply smear over your pizza in place of pizza sauce.

Just a note to the old readers, I also have the caramelized onions and egg sandwich in the second half of this post.

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How to Make Boiled Egg Sandwich (Stepwise photos)

Boiling eggs is the basic task but a lot of times many of us go wrong because the boiling time for eggs differs by region, breed, feed and sometimes even changes by the age of the eggs. Here is how I do it, in case you need help.

I bring eggs to room temperature before boiling to prevent breakage. Wash eggs and boil them on a medium flame. When the water becomes hot increase the flame to a medium high and boil till the shells crack. Cover and set aside for about 5 to 7 minutes. This method works well for me including for the first born eggs or very fresh eggs that are too difficult to hard boil properly. Remove the shells under running water.

boiling eggs

While the eggs boil, make the chutney if you don’t have any spread. For this add the following ingredients to a grinder jar:

½ cup coriander leaves
12 to 14 mint leaves (optional)
1 garlic clove
½ teaspoon cumin seeds or ground cumin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons coconut or coconut flakes or half slice of bread
1 green chilli (Thai/ Indian/ Serrano pepper, skip for kids)
¼ teaspoon salt

Grind with 2 to 3 tablespoons water to a thick and smooth chutney. Adding too much water is going to make your chutney runny and we don’t want that. Taste test and add more salt, lemon or chilli if required.

Butter your bread slices and toast them either on a griddle or in a toaster/ air fryer or oven until crisp and golden.

Spread a generous amount of chutney on the bread and slice your eggs. Place the eggs over the chutney smeared bread. If you have chaat masala, sprinkle a generous amount, about 1/4 teaspoon all over the eggs, followed by 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder.

Layer the fresh veggies like onions, carrots, lettuce/ coriander leaves or whatever you want. We love plenty of fresh grated carrots here.

Cover the sandwich with another slice of bread, with the chutney side inside.

Slice egg sandwich and serve.

Egg Sandwich Recipe

Recipe Card

egg sandwich

Egg Sandwich Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes
Delicious and easy to make Egg Sandwich with boiled eggs, bread, sandwich spread or chutney and veggies.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time20 minutes
Servings3 to 5

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 3 to 5 eggs (hard boiled)
  • 6 to 8 slices bread
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (optional)

To Make the Green Chutney (Or use any Sandwich Spread)

  • ½ cup coriander leaves / cilantro
  • 12 to 15 mint leaves / pudina
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds or roasted cumin powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut fresh or frozen or flakes or ½ slice bread
  • 1 green chili (Thai/Indian/ serrano peppers, skip for kids)

Veggies of choice

  • 1 small onion sliced to rings
  • 1 medium carrots grated , as needed
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves (optional)
  • lettuce (optional)


Make Sandwich Chutney (or use any Sandwich Spread or Pesto)

  • To make the sandwich chutney, add all the ingredients to make the chutney to a grinder. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water and grind to a smooth and thick chutney.
  • Scrape the sides and splash more water if required to help grind. Do not add lots of water, we don't want a runny chutney.
  • Taste test and add more salt, lemon or chilli as required to suit your taste.

How to Make Egg Sandwich

  • Butter the bread slices generously and toast them either on a griddle or in a toaster. You can also air fry for 3 mins at 180 C or 360 F or toast in the oven.
  • Spread the chutney/ pesto/ spread on the bread with the buttered side out. Slice each egg to 4 slices (roundels) and place them on the chutney smeared bread.
  • Sprinkle Some chaat masala and roasted cumin powder over the eggs if you have. Layer the veggies over the eggs.
  • Place another chutney smeared slice of bread over the sandwich, with the chutney side in and buttered side out.
  • Press down gently and slice the egg sandwich to triangles. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Egg Sandwich Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 488mg21%
Potassium 1946mg56%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2715IU54%
Vitamin C 226.9mg275%
Calcium 603mg60%
Iron 20mg111%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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How to make Egg Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

1. Boil the eggs, remove the shell and slice each egg to 3 to 4 round slices.Set these aside Heat a tawa with 2 tsp. oil, add cumin and garlic, when the garlic is lightly fried, add the onions and chilies, sprinkle salt and fry them till lightly golden.

frying spices onions for boiled egg sandwich recipe

2. Add red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric and kasuri methi. Kasuri methi is optional or you can use any ground herbs of your choice. Mix everything well and fry till you begin to smell good, just for a minute.

addition of spice powders for boiled egg sandwich recipe

3. Reduce the flame to low. Move the onions aside or to a separate plate. Butter or oil the bread and toast, set these aside to use as top slices.Now add another set of bread slices and toast them.

toast bread for boiled egg sandwich recipe

4. while the bread toasts spread onion mixture on the slices, place the sliced eggs, repeat the onion mixture over the egg, especially on the yolk. This prevents the yolk getting soggy with the raw vegetable juices.

prepare boiled egg sandwich

5. Layer the veggies you prefer along with little coriander leaves.Sprinkle lemon juice or chat masala if you like. I did not use any.

layering boiled egg sandwich recipe

6. Cover it with another slice of bread that was set aside.Press it gently lightly, Do not overdo, else filling comes out.

garnishing for egg sandwich recipe

Enjoy egg sandwich right away. If you prefer to pack it for later use, i suggest skipping the raw veggies or pack them separately.

Recipe Card

Boiled Egg Sandwich

4.94 from 15 votes
Egg sandwich made of boiled eggs, caramelized onions and spice powders. These egg sandwiches are easy to make when you have some boiled eggs in hand. Serve these for a breakfast or dinner.
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Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time27 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Ingredients to make egg sandwich

  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 4 slices bread or 2 pav or buns
  • 2 tsp oil for making the stuffing
  • 1 tsp butter or oil for smearing on the bread (optional)
  • 1 onion large, sliced thinly
  • 1 garlic clove large, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 green chili chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala or pepper powder or cajun spice mix
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp kasuri methi or as needed or any dried herbs of your choice(optional)
  • veggies raw , grated or sliced thinly (carrots, onions, cucumber, lettuce)
  • lemon juice (optional)


  • Boil the eggs, remove the shells and slice each egg to 3 to 4 slices.
  • Trim the edges of the bread. smear butter or oil on one side of the slices.
  • heat a pan with oil, add cumin and garlic, when the garlic is fried lightly, add onions and sprinkle salt. fry till the onions turn lightly golden.
  • Add red chili powder, kasuri methi, turmeric and the spice powders.
  • Fry everything well till you smell good for about a minute.
  • Move the onions to one side of the pan or transfer to a plate.
  • Toast 2 slices of bread to lightly golden or crusty. set them aside and add 2 other slices.
  • Spread a thin layer of fried onions, place the sliced eggs and spread another layer of onions.
  • Spread a layer of veggies and then the coriander leaves. off the stove.
  • Place the other slice of bread on top and press it lightly with the wooden spoon. Boiled egg sandwich is ready.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Boiled Egg Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 454mg20%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills. More about me

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Hello Swasthi, we love your egg capsicum sandwich but unable to find the recipe on google or your link.
Could you please check this & upload it..
Thank you??❤

5 stars
Made the boiled egg sandwich with caramelized onions for the second time today. Was so tasty and yummy!!

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best and best recipe and soo tasty

4 stars
Nice and easy recipe thank u

I tried this recipe today, sandwich was good, thank you for sharing the recipe ?

Egg sandwich is really yummy…. …. ..Thank you soooo much

Lovely egg sandwich.. lovely clicks