besan toast recipe, how to make bread besan toast recipe

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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.

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.

bread besan toast recipe, besan toast recipe

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 toasts 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 besan toasts 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 recipe
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besan toast recipe

bread besan toast recipe - quick and tasty breakfast recipe of toasts made with gram flour.

course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 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 (hari mirch) - finely chopped (skip if making for kids)
  • ¾ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch 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

how to make recipe

preparation for besan toast recipe:

  1. in a bowl or small pan, take finely chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves.
  2. everything has to be finely chopped. otherwise its difficult to manage medium chopped pieces of onions and tomatoes while frying the toast.
  3. add besan (gram flour), turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida and salt.

  4. add water. whisk to a medium consistency batter. there should be no lumps in the batter. don't make thin batter.
  5. slice the bread in two triangular or rectangular slices.

making bread besan toast:

  1. heat 1 tbsp oil for frying in a tava or frying pan.
  2. dip the bread in the batter. with your hands, coat the bread evenly with the batter. 

  3. 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.

  4. place the batter coated bread slices on the tava. 

  5. when the base is cooked and browned, flip and fry the other side of besan toast.

  6. flip and fry a couple of times to get even browning and cooking.
  7. remove and serve the besan toasts immediately. 

  8. fry the remaining bread slices in the same way. you can add more oil if required while frying the remaining batch.

  9. serve these bread besan toast plain or with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.

recipe notes

the recipe can be doubled or tripled.

step by step bread besan toast recipe:v

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 make thin batter. in case the batter makes thin, add a few tablespoons of besan and whisk again.

batter for bread besan toast recipe

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.

besan toast recipe

About

dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.



45 thoughts on “besan toast recipe, how to make bread besan toast recipe

  1. Please a receipe on a tasty way to have broccoli

  2. 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 🙂

    • Welcome. Thanks for your positive feedback and appreciation.

  3. Hi, this recipe came so perfect and a lot others too. Whtever i try frm u it comes so good. Really lovely recipes.

    • Thanks Shelly for sharing positive feedback on recipes.

  4. Hi, Dassana!
    Thank you so much for all your recipes for they helped me many many times already.
    I am Ukrainian and I married to a man from India. I had never cooked anything from Indian cuisine before, and even for me your recipes and ideas always work:) And there is nothing better after a meal than my husband’s words “Can I have some more?”
    Thank you heartily once again.
    Julia

    • we are quite pleased to know this jula 🙂 keep cooking and have fun while cooking. thankyou so much and you are welcome.

  5. turned out super yummy!!!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!!!

    • welcome rachna

  6. A Million “Thank You’s” to you Dassana. I was struggling quick breakfast recipes for a long time and as always, your blog has come to my rescue. It was super quick to make this and it was super tasty to eat this. Very filling and keeps stomach from growling for the next 3-4 hours :). The Prep time, Cook Time & Total Time headers that you provide are really very useful in quick decision making when we are utterly confused in finalising a dish. I do not find it any other blog and it is these little details in your blog that make it really sought after. Watching out for more wonder on your cook list ! ! !

    • welcome hemanth. thanks for sharing your positive feedback. good to know this as feedback helps in presenting the recipes in more friendly way. happy cooking.

  7. Hi Dassana,
    I tried this recipe and it came out great.
    I was craving for sweet corn soup one day and chanced upon your blog while looking for a simple recipe for it. That too turned out awesome. The good thing about your recipes is that they are so easy and functional, no fancy ingredients required. Thanks for sharing. I am going to try out many more recipes from your site now on.

    • thanks indira for the positive review. i use simple ingredients as thats what i get here 🙂 do try other recipes.

  8. Dear Dassana,

    Good recipe! One problem is that the batter remains a little uncooked inside but if I cook it longer it burns on the outer side. Suggest some solution.

    P.S. Thanks for the wonderful recipes. For a learner like me this website is a blessing. Bless you.

    • if the batter is too thick, it will remain uncooked inside. i never have this issue. try to get a medium consistency batter. also if you pan fry on low to medium flame, then the outside will not get burnt and the batter will be cooked from inside too. thanks vibha.

  9. What is your suggestion for left over besan mixture in this recipe ?

    • maddy, you can make besan chillas.

  10. Tried this recipe… It came out very nice.. Easy n quick!! 🙂

    • thanks moushmi

  11. I have a baby girl who is going to be two yrs now…she is a very fussy eater…i think she will like this recipe…will try it today in evening…thanks.

    • welcome pooja. i hope she likes it.

  12. I tried besan toast. Everyone in my fmly liked it.thank u.

    • welcome gunjan

  13. I love all recepies of ur…n its makes my family happy by preparing it…

    • thanks janki

  14. hi
    It looks so temting. Some days before i tried this recipe but that was not so good. i will try this again in upcoming sunday.

    • thanks niyati. yes do try this besan toast recipe and i am sure you will like this recipe.

  15. Hi Dassana,
    I tried the besan bread toast & it was simply delicious . My dad enjoyed it & told me that it tasted almost similar to bread pakora & was a healthy alternative too. I also tried the kanda batata poha & rava dosa and both the dishes turned out awesome. For the poha i liked the idea of adding turmeric powder to the drained poha as it helps in uniform mixing compared to adding it later. I must tell that ur blog is so addictive , there are days when i don’t make something from ur blog but still keep scrolling through the pics . ur stories behind all ur recipes are soo interesting to read

    • thanks pavi for this sweet feedback. glad to know that you like surfing the blog and trying the recipes from it. every time i read such a positive feedback, it uplifts my mood and motivates me to keep on blogging. have a nice day.

      • Thanks Dassana & you too have a wonderful week ahead !

        • welcome pavi

  16. I just made this .. and it’s fabulous!

    • thanks amanda

  17. Hi , This dish came very wel..everyone enjoyed it hot. Ur receipes r very simple , easy to do coz of photos., really appreciable..

    • thanks divya

  18. Hi I hv made many of ur recipes.ur blog is very good Bcoz u giv step by step illustration.today I was thinking what to make for b’fast for kids.nw I decided to try this .thnx again

    • thanks shallu. this is a very easy breakfast snack and can be made in a jiffy.

  19. I always make onion and potato bhajji but this one looks very interesting. Very nice pic also

  20. Hi , i love your blog. i tried few receipes like shahi paneer, paneer makhni etc. i have one request for you. is it possible for you to make ebook version of all your receipes so we can download it in 1 go n read it even when not connected to net. please do it. thankss for posting delicious receipes.. 🙂

    • thanks gaurav. we are thinking about an ebook. but due to lack of time now, not able to do it. but for sure will have it in the future.

  21. Pls share curd rice recipe.

    • Will share soon

  22. Fabulous recipies

    • thanks swati.

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