Indian Bakery Style Masala Bread Toast is a quick and simple breakfast for busy mornings! This open sandwich has all the goodness of sautéed vegetables and flavourful spices. You can also serve this as a snack or a meal at any time of the day. This delicious masala bread toast makes a great side for a warm bowl of Soup.
About Masala Bread Toast
Who doesn’t like a fuss-free breakfast ? This Masala Bread Toast uses those bread slices that are always available in our pantry along with those everyday veggies.
It is super filling and perfect for a power packed breakfast, or your lunchbox. Can also be had as an evening snack along with a hot cup of tea or coffee. On a busy weekday, I also prefer having something as easy as this for a quick dinner.
This Open Masala Bread Toast is very famous in Indian Bakeries. Each bakery has its own style of making these toasts but the famous one is Iyengar Bakery Toast, which originated in Karnataka. I haven’t tasted bread toast from that bakery, but I have heard great reviews from my husband, friends and of course I have read a lot about their speciality on many blogs.
What I love about this recipe is, it can easily be customized to your taste. Add your choice of vegetables, spices and make a delicious bread toast. With cold weather approaching in Canada, I am sure this sandwich along with a cup of ginger tea is going to be seen in my kitchen quite often.
This is my attempt at trying to recreate a bakery style masala bread toast in my own style. Hope you all like it!
What I love about this recipe
Suitable for breakfast, snack , lunch or dinner
Uses ingredients that are always available in the pantry
Can be customized to our taste
Takes very less time to prepare
Great way to use up those vegetables in the refrigerator
Loved by people of all age groups
Most of us have those last few pieces of leftover bread slices. Best way to use them up!
Bread Slices – I have used Brown Sandwich Bread
Vegetables – Onion, Tomato, Carrot, Green Bell Pepper, Cabbage
Spice Powders – Turmeric Powder, Kashmiri Chilli Powder, Chaat Masala, Garam Masala
For Tempering – Oil, Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds
For Toasting – Butter or Ghee
Other Ingredients – Salt, Tomato Ketchup and Coriander Leaves for flavour
How to make Masala Bread Toast
Add oil to a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
Add finely chopped onions and saute for a minute. Add tomato and saute till it turns soft. Next add the rest of the vegetables and saute for a couple of minutes.
Add salt and all the spice powders. Mix well and cook for a minute.
Add tomato ketchup. Garnish with coriander leaves. Switch off.
Toast the bread slices using ghee or butter till both sides become golden brown.
Place the toasted bread on a serving plate. Spread the vegetable masala mixture and serve hot.
Tips & Variations
You can prepare the vegetable mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Add it on top of bread toasts just when you want to serve.
Instead of making this as an open toast, you can prepare the vegetable mixture and use it as a filling between two bread slices. Makes a great sandwich.
You can omit any vegetable that you don’t have. Boiled potatoes, corn, boiled peas , beetroot, grated paneer can be added too.
You can add some cheese to the toast. Kids will love it.
Spice powders can be altered to suit your taste.
Any variety of bread can be used. White , Brown, Multigrain, Sourdough or any other variety that you prefer!
If you love some extra spice, add finely chopped green chillies, jalapeno or red chilli flakes.
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Masala Bread Toast
To Toast the Bread
- 2 tbsp Ghee/Butter
- 6 Bread Slices
To make Vegetable Masala
- 1/2 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Tomato finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Carrot grated
- 1/2 cup Capsicum finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Cabbage finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Salt or as needed
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
- 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
- 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
- Add oil to a pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
- Add finely chopped onions and saute for a minute. Add finely chopped tomato and saute it till tomatoes turn soft.
- Next, add carrot, capsicum and cabbage. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add salt and all the spice powders. Mix well and cook for a minute.
- Add tomato ketchup and mix well. Finally garnish with coriander leaves, check for salt and switch off. Keep this vegetable masala mixture aside.
- Now place a tawa or pan on the stovetop. Toast the bread slices using ghee or butter till both sides become golden brown.
- Place the toasted bread on a serving plate. Spread the vegetable masala mixture over the bread slice. Serve hot.