Sunday, May 10, 2015

Besan Toast

If you like bread pakodi, this is probably a healthier alternative.  Easy to make for a quick snack especially if you have a few slices of leftover bread.  And with a few chopped tomatoes, onions and capsicum it adds a lovely new taste altogether.  Recipe from Indian Vegetarian Kitchen.  Try it, add your twist to it.  You cannot go wrong. 


Bread Slices - 4 nos
Chick pea flour ( besan) - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water to make a batter
Cumin seeds or powder ( optional ) - 1/4 tsp
Oil for shallow frying

Finely chop the following -

Onion - 1 medium 
Tomatoes - 1/2 
Coriander leaves
Capsicum 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Green chilies - 1 nos ( or red chili powder)

Mix all the ingredients to make a thin batter - like that of a pancake/dosa
Let it not be thick

Cut the bread slices diagonally 
Meanwhile heat a pan and smear with oil
Give a quick dip of the bread in the batter.  Do not keep it too long, it will crumble
And place on the medium hot pan.  Allow to brown slowly
You can place the chopped tomatoes and onions if they did not stick to the bread on top
When underside is brown gently turn over and brown the other side.

Ensure that the pan is too hot.  The batter needs to be cooked.

Have it hot with tomato sauce.  


  1. Decades back when I reached Rourkela hungry in a hot afternoon,the guest house cook cut big brinjals into slices and smeared it with chilli powder,salt and hing,and roasted it with smear of oil as you did.It was heavenly dish then.Yours is a much improved variant promising to be more delicious.

  2. Looks delicious Radha. Need to try out this sooon.

    Have a nice day :)

  3. wow..filling breakfast,delicious

  4. Nice recipe Radha..I too prepare it in similar way..grated carrots will also go well for this recipe :)

  5. Hi Radha, Nice toast idea, i like it.
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