Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Toast 2


These spicy toasts or open sandwiches are an absolute delight. Anyone who has lived in Bangalore knows what I mean when I say Iyengar bakery style – khara buns, veg puffs, palya buns, khara biscuit, cream roll, fruit cakes… Oh the delicious goodies that comes out from these little stores…

To make masala toast, I saute onion and veggies together. I then mix them with chilli powder, chaat masala and tomato sauce. I toast the bread on a tawa with butter and spread the cooled veggie mixture. That’s it! Simple and loaded with veggies. You may use white, multi grain or whole wheat bread depending on your preference. I like it with white bread though. You may add finely chopped green chilli for a more spicy sandwich. But I skip it so that it suits my DD’s taste buds

Easy to make, they are ready in less than 15 minutes. Make them for weekday breakfast, quick snack or pack them for lunch boxes… Colourful, vibrant, healthy snack that everyone will love πŸ™‚

 

Colourful, vibrant, healthy masala toast

Colourful, vibrant, healthy masala toast

 

Ingredients:

Bread – 5-6 slices
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Carrot – 1, grated
Capsicum – 1, finely chopped
Tomato – 1, finely chopped
Mustard seeds – Β½ tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp or to taste
Chaat masala – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves – a few
Oil – 1 tbsp
Butter – to toast the bread

Method:

  1. Heat a fry pan or kadai and heat oil
  2. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add cumin seeds and saute for a few seconds
  3. Add onion and saute until it becomes translucent
  4. Add carrot, capsicum, tomato and saute for few minutes until they are cooked
  5. Add red chilli powder, chaat masala, salt and tomato sauce
  6. Mix well and simmer for 1-2 minutes
  7. Turn off the heat and mix coriander leaves. Let the mixture cool
  8. In another pan, toast the bread with some butter. You can also toast the bread in a toaster and then spread some butter
  9. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of the veggie mixture and spread evenly
  10. Cut the bread into triangles and serve

Notes:

  • You may add finely chopped green chilli for a more spicy sandwich. But I skip it so that it suits my DD’s taste buds

 

Chop onion, capsicum, tomato and grate carrot

Chop onion, capsicum, tomato and grate carrot

 

Saute onion in some oil

Saute onion in some oil

 

Add carrot, capsicum, tomatoes

Add carrot, capsicum, tomatoes and cook

 

Turn off heat and add coriander leaves

Turn off heat and add coriander leaves

 

masala toast