Sunday, September 30, 2018



If you are in a hurry to make some snacks, you don't have to look beyond bread! You can make sandwiches or other snacks quite easily. Elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for Oats Moong Toast, Palak and Corn Cutlets, and Masala Bread Toast. 

While you can use any type of bread to make Besan Bread Toast, I prefer to use Brown Bread. For best results, the batter should be of the right consistency and the bread slices should be evenly coated. Needless to say, the onion and tomato which goes into the batter should be finely chopped.


  • Besan, (Chickpea Flour), 1 cup
  • Brown Bread Slices, 6-8, cut diagonally
  • Medium-sized Onion, finely chopped, 1/2
  • Medium-sized Tomato, finely chopped, 1/2
  • Ginger, finely grated, 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chilli, finely chopped, 1
  • Hing (Asafoetida), 1/8 tsp 
  • Chilli Powder, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp 
  • Water, as required to make the batter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Butter/ Oil, as required to shallow fry the toasts

In a bowl mix together finely chopped onion, tomato, ginger, green chilli,  and coriander leaves and salt
Next add besan, chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and mix well
Add water and mix well again to get a batter of medium consistency, without any lumps in it. The batter should not be too thin or too thick. It should be thick enough to coat the bread slices
Transfer the batter to a flat plate so that it becomes easier to coat the bread slices

Heat butter/oil in a tawa
Dip the bread slices one by one in the prepared batter
Coat both sides of the bread slices evenly with the batter
Using your fingers, place the finely chopped onion and tomato on the bread slices
On medium heat, toast the bread slices on the tawa
When one side is toasted flip and toast the other side
Make sure both sides of the bread slices are evenly toasted
Serve hot with tomato ketchup

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