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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)

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. Priya Suresh

    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. yummy…

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

  5. cookingwithsapana

    So comforting and filling toast.Lovely!

  6. Varada's Kitchen

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

  7. Chef Mireille

    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

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

  9. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

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

  10. Sneha's Recipe

    A yummy and filling toast.

  11. Nalini's Kitchen

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

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

  13. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

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

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

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

  16. Looks so tempting. Reminds me of my college days 🙂

  17. Suma Gandlur

    Love the masala toast, Kalyani.

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