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)
Bakery Style Toast
Type : Snack,
Cuisine : South Indian ; Spice level
slices – 8 nos
- Oil – to pan
fry / grill + 2 TBSP
- Onions – 1 large
– minced fine
carrots – ¼ cup
- Chopped and
deseeded tomatoes – ½ cup
powder – ½ tsp
- Salt – to taste
chillies – minced fine – to taste
leaves – minced fine – 1 tsp
masala powder – ½ TBSP
- Red chilli
powder – ½ tsp (or to taste)
- Sugar – a pinch
- Butter –
normal or vegan – 1 TBSP
- Tempering :
- In a pan, heat
2 TBSP oil, splutter cumin, add onions and turmeric and sauté well till onions
- Now add
green chillies, grated carrots and sauté for 4 mins till tomatoes turn mushy
and raw smell of carrots go away.
- Now add
salt, spice powders, garam masala, coriander leaves and rest of the
ingredients. Mix well. Cool the mixture thoroughly
- Heat an
oven to 150 deg C.
- In a baking
pan, line with parchment or baking sheet.
butter both sides of the bread slices.
- On one side
of the slice, spread 1 TBSP of the mixture. Repeat for all slices.
- Bake in the
oven (or a heated tava ) for 4-5 mins.
- Grill for further
1-2 mins till sides are slightly crusty.
- Remove from
oven, cut into diagonals and serve immediately