Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Masala Toast

Bangalore is full of iyengar bakeries. The tantalizing aroma from the bakeries is just mouth-watering. It's really sad that we don't have any iyengar bakeries in this part of the world. So to bring back those memories, I have a very simple and very tasty recipe of the famous "MASALA TOAST".

I have used whole wheat bread in this recipe since it's more healthy. You can substitute with any kind of bread of your choice.

Whole wheat bread - 4 slices / as required
Carrots grated -> 1 cup
Onions finely chopped -> 1 big
Tomatoes finely chopped -> 1 medium
Green chillies finely minced -> 2
Coriander and Curry leaves chopped -> a few sprigs
Red chilly powder -> 1/2 tsp
Turmeric -> a pinch
Salt to taste
A pinch of sugar

Take 2 tbs of oil in a wok. Season with mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal, jeera. When they splutter, add green chillies and onions and fry till onions turn pink. Mix in grated carrots, tomatoes, salt, chilly powder, turmeric, sugar and fry till tender. Garnish with coriander and curry leaves.

Butter the bread slices and spread this masala on top. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake the masala topped bread slices for a few minutes. Then broil for a couple of minutes till the bread turns crisp. Serve with tomato ketchup or any chutney of your choice. Tastes good even if eaten as it is.


Madhu said...

Hi Sakshi,
Masala toast for mysoreans and Bangaloreans they are the fav snack. I have bloged about this toast few weeks back. Almost similar to your recipe. Thanks for sharing.They are the best.

Foodie's Hope said...

I remember!! Iyengar bakeries and their goodies, yummmmy!!! Thanks for the recipe and give us more!!!

Foodie's Hope said...

Tagged you for MEME Saakshi!! Check out my blog :D

Swapna said...

Hi Sakshi,

Yumm.....reminds me of all the iyengar bakeries in South end circle and Jayanagar, Bangalore. I studied in Vijaya High school and saturdays we had school start early and at 10 we wud have a short break.

We all wud run to Vijaya Bakery on South end circle to get a bite of this toast, the bakery wud be so crowded everyone ordering this toast. It wud taste superb!!!! IF i remmeber it right i think it costed 75ps per toast..........

Madhu said...

Hey Saakshi,
I too have tagged you for meme.

Anonymous said...

Sangee..I tried this recipe at home and it was superb. My husband loved it.


Deepa said...

This is a very good recipe, thanks for sharing!

Bala Sivankoil said...

Thanks for this recipe. Would you have recipes for other Bakery items such as khara or salt biscuits or the Khara puff? It would be great to make those. Thanks.


NVP said...

I saw your recipe for the Masala toast. Take my bet, if you add a pinch or 2 of freshly ground pepper powder to the masala, it will taste the best. Reduce the chillies.You will never ever remember that you are outside India. Try it and let me know.

m2bg said...

Just the recipe I was looking for, for this weekend's picnic. Now if someone would post a recipe for 'dil pasand', and a source for those preserved cherries in the SF bay area, that would make my month!!!