Besan Toast is quick and easy snack made by shallow frying bread dipped in a spicy besan (chickpea flour) batter. It can be topped with vegetables like onion, tomato, capsicum or any other ones of your choice.
Besan toast is a very popular snack and tastes quite similar to Bread Pakora. It is however low in fat & oil as it is shallow fried, and thus is a relatively healthier alternative to deep fried Bread Pakora or Bread Bhajji. Although the dish is mostly made with white bread, you can also use whole grain or multi-grain bread to make it healthier.
The toast is made in the same manner as French Toast and is a nice alternative for vegetarians. While it has similar texture as French Toast, the resemblance ends there as it has totally different taste which is dominated by shallow fried Besan.
Besan Toast can be made as a quick evening snack or as a light breakfast when you are looking for a break from routine monotonous food in breakfast. It tastes best when served hot with Green Chutney or Tomato Ketchup.
To make Besan Toast at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Ingredients For Besan Toast Recipe
- 4 Slices of Bread
- 1 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour / Gram Flour)
- 1 Small Onion
- 1-2 Green Chillies
- 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves
- ~1/2 Inch Piece of Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
- 1/3 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
- A pinch of Asafoetida (Heeng)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala, optional
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Besan Toast Recipe
Combine the Besan (Chickpea Flour) with around 1/3 Cup of water to make a batter of thick pouring consistency. Take care to remove the lumps.
Add grated ginger, finely chopped onions, coriander leaves to the mixture.
Then add Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Garlic Powder, Turmeric Powder (Haldi), Chaat Masala and Heeng (Asafoetida).
Mix all the ingredients well. Cut the bread slices into triangles and dip them in the batter to coat on all sides.
Heat a skillet or a pan and pour a few drops of oil on it. Place the bread on the pan and cook on a medium heat. Flip the bread when the lower side is done.
When both sides are cooked, remove the bread from the pan and place it on an absorbent paper. Masala Toast is ready. Serve it with some Tomato Ketchup or Green Coriander Chutney.