Masala Toast

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Have you ever been to an Iyengar Bakery in Bangalore? The 'Bangalore Experience' wouldn't be complete without a visit to an Iyengar Bakery. Its is very difficult to single out a favorite bakery, because, there are so many good ones in every nook & corner of Bangalore. Howerver, the VB Bakery in VV Puram does stand out for some yummy Masala Bread & Buns.

How this orthodox Tamil speaking Brahmin sect got into the business of making English-style buns, puffs, pasteries & biscuits is quite a puzzle. Nevertheless, they dish out some of the most delectable goodies very distinct to Bangalore/Mysore region. The khara bun, bagful of crisp rusks, Cakes, stuffed buns & the By-Two Badam Milk are to die for.

One such favorite from the Iyengar Bakery is the Masala Toast.

I have literally grown up on these. I remember relishing slices & slices of this spicy Toast along with the customary 'By Two' chilled Badam Milk.

This recipe is very very easy & can be quite a hit at your place too.

You Will Need:
  • 4 slices - white/whole wheat bread
  • 1 tsp butter/desi ghee
  • 4 tbsp grated onion
  • 4 tbsp grated carrots
  • 4 tbsp grated green bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 green chillies
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds


  • Heat ghee/butter in a wok, Sizzle mustard seeds & green chillies. Add a pinch of turmeric & sugar. Add grated onions. Allow them to brown.
  • Add grated carrots & bell pepper & saute until completely cooked.
  • Add salt as per taste & mix well.
  • Toast the bread sliced with a tsp of ghee/butter until crisp
  • Spread the curry evenly on toasted bread

Serve warm. Enjoi !!!

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