If you are looking for a Bread Snack Recipe, which is easy to prepare, tasty and gets done in a jiffy, then this Besan Bread Toast is just the one for you. Make a spiced batter with gram flour (besan), veggies, herbs and seasonings, dip the bread pieces in it and fry them on a tawa. Yes, this Besan Toast is this simple and gets done within 15 to 20 minutes. Besides all this, since this recipe uses all plant-based ingredients, it is vegan-friendly too.
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.
Also, if you want to make spicier toasts, then you can increase the quantity of green chilies and chili powder. If making for kids, you can skip the green chilies completely.
You can use any bread of your choice like white, brown or even whole wheat bread.
These besan toasts have to be served immediately. You can serve them plain or with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or mint chutney.
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.
2. Then add the following ingredients:
1 cup besan (gram flour)
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
salt as required
3. Then add 5 to 6 tablespoon of water or add as needed to make a medium consistency batter.
4. Whisk to a medium consistency batter. There should be no lumps in the batter. Avoid making a thin batter.
In case the batter makes thin, add a few tablespoons of besan and whisk again.
Making besan bread toast
5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil for frying in a tava or frying pan. You can use any neutral flavored oil.
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 and tomatoes on the bread slices with your hands. Don’t keep the bread too long in the batter as then the slice breaks.
7. Place the batter coated bread slices on the tava.
8. When the base is cooked and browned, flip and fry the other side.
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.
10. Remove and Serve the besan toasts immediately, Plain or with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or mint chutney.
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- 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
- 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.
- The recipe can be doubled or tripled.
- You can use any bread of your choice like white, brown or even whole wheat bread.
This Besan Toast post from the blog archives, first published in November 2014 has been republished and updated on December 2022.
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Please a receipe on a tasty way to have broccoli
nupur, you can check these two recipe made with broccoli. both taste good.
broccoli paratha – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/broccoli-paratha-recipe/
cream of broccoli soup – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/veg-cream-of-broccoli-soup/
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.
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.
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.
we are quite pleased to know this jula 🙂 keep cooking and have fun while cooking. thankyou so much and you are welcome.
turned out super yummy!!!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
What is your suggestion for left over besan mixture in this recipe ?
maddy, you can make besan chillas.
Tried this recipe… It came out very nice.. Easy n quick!! 🙂
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.
I tried besan toast. Everyone in my fmly liked it.thank u.
I love all recepies of ur…n its makes my family happy by preparing it…
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.
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 !
I just made this .. and it’s fabulous!
Hi , This dish came very wel..everyone enjoyed it hot. Ur receipes r very simple , easy to do coz of photos., really appreciable..
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.
I always make onion and potato bhajji but this one looks very interesting. Very nice pic also
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.
Pls share curd rice recipe.
Will share soon