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Bread besan toast recipe with step by step photos – one of those quick and tasty breakfast recipes that can be made in a jiffy. Just takes about 15 to 20 minutes. All you need is besan/gram flour, the usual Indian spices-herbs and bread.

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I make these pretty often on days when a quick breakfast is the need of the hour. The recipe is how I have been making these savory toasts for many years.

I won’t call it a savory eggless version of french toast. as I have had french toast made with eggs before, both savory and sweet ones. This besan toast does not taste like the french toast made with eggs. These besan toast taste like A low fat version of bread pakora minus the aroma and flavor of ajwain (carom seeds). I don’t add carom seeds to the batter. However, if you want the typical bread pakora flavor, then add carom seeds.

Yet, These easy to prepare bread besan toast make for a good eggless breakfast option. When I make these, I always add tomatoes. I like the taste and texture which tomatoes bring in these toasts. However, you can skip them and even the onions, if you prefer and just make a plain spiced toast. You can also add veggies like capsicum/bell pepper, carrots, spring onions and cabbage.

These besan toasts have to be served immediately. you can serve them plain or with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.

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Besan Toast

4.67 from 15 votes
This bread besan toast is a quick and tasty breakfast recipe of toasts made with gram flour.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Breakfast, Snacks

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 4 to 5 slices of bread (white or brown or whole wheat bread)
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoon finely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - finely chopped (skip if making for kids)
  • ¾ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon water or add as required to make a batter of medium consistency
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon oil for frying or as required
  • salt as required

Instructions

preparation

  • In a bowl or small pan, take finely chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Everything has to be finely chopped. otherwise its difficult to manage medium chopped pieces of onions and tomatoes while frying the toast.
  • Add besan (gram flour), turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • Add water. Whisk to a medium consistency batter. There should be no lumps in the batter. Don't make thin batter.
  • Slice the bread in two triangular or rectangular slices.

making besan toast

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil for frying in a tava or frying pan.
  • Dip the bread in the batter. With your hands, coat the bread evenly with the batter. 
  • Also place the chopped onions & tomatoes on the bread slices with your hands. Don't keep the bread too long in the batter as then the slice breaks.
  • Place the batter coated bread slices on the tava. 
  • When the base is cooked and browned, flip and fry the other side.
  • Flip and fry a couple of times to get even browning and cooking.
  • Remove and serve them immediately. 
  • Fry the remaining bread slices in the same way. You can add more oil if required while frying the remaining batch.
  • Serve these bread besan toast plain or with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.

Notes

The recipe can be doubled or tripled.

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How to make bread besan toast

1. In a bowl or small pan, take finely chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves. Everything has to be finely chopped. Otherwise its difficult to manage medium pieces of onions and tomatoes while frying the toast.

mixture for besan toast recipe

2. Add besan/gram flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida and salt.

add besan

3. Add water.

mix besan mixture

4. Whisk to a medium consistency batter. There should be no lumps in the batter. Avoid making thin batter. In case the batter makes thin, add a few tablespoons of besan and whisk again.

batter for bread besan toast recipe

Making besan bread toast

5. Heat 1 tbsp oil for frying in a tava or frying pan.

heat oil - making bread besan toast recipe

6. Slice the bread into two. Then dip the bread slice in the batter. With your hands, coat the bread slice evenly with the batter. Also place the chopped onions & tomatoes on the bread slices with your hands. don’t keep the bread too long in the batter as then the slice breaks.

dip bread in besan batter

7. Place the batter coated bread slices on the tava.

besan coated bread slices

8. When the base is cooked and browned, flip and fry the other side.

making bread besan toast recipe

9. Flip and fry a couple of times to get even browning and cooking. Fry the remaining bread slices in the same way. You can add more oil if required while frying the remaining batch.

making besan toast recipe

10. Remove and Serve the besan toasts immediately, Plain or with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or mint chutney.

besan toast recipe

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  1. Hi Dasana,
    We love your recipes! Have tried many many including this besan toast. Love your tips and the hard work and thoughtfulness you display for amateur homecooks cooks like us. Thank you so much 🙂5 stars

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