Monday, February 22, 2016

Bread Besan Toast

Bread Besan Toast Recipe

Bread Besan Toast Recipe - Bread besan toast is a very popular snack in India. It is spicy and delicious and often served with Hari chutney/coriander chutney/cilantro chutney or tomato sauce. Bread besan toast is a nice alternative to French toast for those who do not eat egg. Bread besan toast is prepared by dipping the toast in spicy besan batter then they are shallow fried. Bread besan toast is generally eaten during breakfast or evening tea time snack, but it is great as an appetizer and it can be made for any occasion.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Bread slices - 8
  • Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • Carom seeds (Ajwaiin) - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing) - a pinch
  • Onions (finally chopped) - 1 small
  • Green chili (finally chopped) - 2
  • Coriander leaves (finally chopped) - 1 tbsp
  • Water - as needed
  • Oil - for shallow fry

1. In a bowl add gram flour, rice flour, carom seeds, red chilli powder, cumin powder, asafetida, turmeric, salt and mix well.

2. Pour water little at a time and with a spoon or a whisk mix make a smooth batter.

3. In the batter add chopped onions, chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves and mix.

4. Cut the bread slices into desired shapes (triangle, rectangle etc.)

5. Grease a nonstick frying pan and heat it on medium heat.

6. Take a half piece of bread at a time and dip it in the besan batter and coat it generously and place it on the hot greased pan and repeat, place few piece of bread, depending on the size of the frying pan.

7. Let the bread cook for 4 to 5 minutes, drizzle little oil around the bread pieces.

8. With the spatula turn the bread pieces around and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then turn them around and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Keep turning them around after 2-3 minutes.

9. In 8 to 10 minutes bread pieces will become golden brown, take them off the pan and place them on a plate over paper towel, so that extra oil absorbed.

10. Before you make other toast, clean the frying pan and turn the heat down to low, because the pan is hot and toast will cook quickly from outside and inside will stay raw. Once you place all the toast in the frying pan turn the heat to medium, and repeat the process.

11. Serve Besan toast hot with Hari chutney or ketchup.

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