January 25, 2015

Bangalore Bakery Style Masala Toast | Evening Snack varieties

After Majjiga Upma, another quick to make Tiffin is Bangalore Bakery Style Toast. It brings back so many memories of wolfing down these delicacies while growing up. Grandmom used to mention that bakeries thrive on people like us, who bought regularly from them. But in the carefree days of growing up, all this advice was thrown to the wind. I make these toast (as its known locally in Bangalore) regularly for a evening snack, and its quite filling. Don’t miss on grilling them a bit (or in the tava) for a crusty yet soft snack

Prep time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins
Makes :  4 sets (8 slices)

Bangalore Bakery Style Toast
Type : Snack, Cuisine : South Indian ; Spice level : Medium – high

  • Bread slices – 8 nos
  • Oil – to pan fry / grill + 2 TBSP
  • Onions – 1 large – minced fine
  • Grated carrots – ¼ cup
  • Chopped and deseeded tomatoes – ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green chillies – minced fine – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – minced fine – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ½ TBSP
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp (or to taste)
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • Butter – normal or vegan  - 1 TBSP
  • Tempering : Cumin seeds

  1. In a pan, heat 2 TBSP oil, splutter cumin, add onions and turmeric and sauté well till onions turn translucent.
  2. Now add green chillies, grated carrots and sauté for 4 mins till tomatoes turn mushy and raw smell of carrots go away.
  3. Now add salt, spice powders, garam masala, coriander leaves and rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Cool the mixture thoroughly
  4. Heat an oven to 150 deg C.
  5. In a baking pan, line with parchment or baking sheet.
  6. Slightly butter both sides of the bread slices.
  7. On one side of the slice, spread 1 TBSP of the mixture. Repeat for all slices.
  8. Bake in the oven (or a heated tava ) for 4-5 mins.
  9. Grill for further 1-2 mins till sides are slightly crusty.
  10. Remove from oven, cut into diagonals and serve immediately


  1. Very delicious masala toast, am craving for some now.

  2. Yummy toast. Reminds me of Iyengar bakery sandwich which I used to have every day while coming back from work

  3. This is the all time comfort snack for evening tea snack cravings. Your post is tempting me to make them soon too.

  4. So comforting and filling toast.Lovely!

  5. I have heard so much about this toast in food forums. Looks delicious.

  6. I find it so interesting the variety of savory vegetable toppings and fillings Indian food uses for bread, for us its usually some kind of meat and cheese or PB&J

  7. Never knew that this was called bangalore bakery style!..I know how delicious this is..very nicely done Kalyani..

  8. Very tempting kalyani!!! Love that soothing orangish color on top of the toast, can almost feel the warmth of the dish!!!

  9. I am a great fan of this toast,looks so delicious and tempting...

  10. This is my favourite tea time snack,looks lovely

  11. So tempting! Love the masala toast and I should make it for kids sometime soon!

  12. Kalyani, this masala looks so tempting and tasty. Will try this out first thing tomorrow.

  13. I could probably eat those toasts all by myself. So tempting and delicious.

  14. Looks so tempting. Reminds me of my college days :)

  15. Love the masala toast, Kalyani.


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