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masala bread recipe

masala bread is one of the quickest, yummiest and easiest snack you can make with bread.

5 from 3 votes
total time:
15minutes

masala bread recipe with step by step pics. one of the quickest, yummiest and easiest snack you can make with bread is masala bread. this recipe is a spicy version of bread masala. i make masala bread in a similar way i make bread upma. just that i skip a few spices and herbs which i add in bread upma.

masala bread recipe

to make bread masala, a base of onion-tomatoes and spices is made. the bread cubes are mixed with this masala base. as a result the bread cubes get coated with this tangy and spicy masala and tastes too good. usually we prefer masala soaked soft bread cubes. but you can cook the bread for more time and get a crisp and toasted texture on the bread.

as an healthier alternative use whole wheat bread or multi grain bread. since making masala bread does not take a lot of time and gets done quickly, you can serve as a quick snack for unexpected guests or friends. you can also serve masala bread as an after school snack for kids. for small kids skip the green chilies and red chili powder and reduce garam masala powder.

in this bread masala recipe you can also use pav (bread rolls) instead of bread. pav bhaji masala can be added instead of garam masala powder. if using pav bhaji masala, then you can add some finely chopped capsicum along with the tomatoes.

few more tasty bread snacks recipes where you can use leftover bread are:

masala bread recipe
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masala bread recipe

masala bread is one of the quickest, yummiest and easiest snack you can make with bread.
course breakfasts, snacks, starters
cuisine north indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 15 minutes
servings 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 medium onion or ⅓ cup chopped onions
  • 2 medium tomatoes or ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt as required
  • 5 to 6 small to medium bread slices, sliced in small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 to 2 pinches kasuri methi , crushed – optional
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves for garnish
  • a few lemon wedges

how to make masala bread recipe

preparation for bread masala recipe

  1. firstly cut 5 to 6 bread slices in small cubes. keep aside.

  2. finely chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 green chili.

making bread masala

  1. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

  2. sauté for some seconds till raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

  3. then add chopped onions. mix and then begin to sauté onions on a low to medium flame.

  4. sauté onions till they turn translucent.

  5. keep the flame to a low and then add the following spice powders – ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala powder.

  6. mix very well on a low flame taking care that the spices do not burn.

  7. then add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes and 1 green chili (chopped). mix well.

  8. season with salt as per taste. do add less salt as bread also has salt. mix again.

  9. sauté tomatoes till they become pulpy and soften. you should also see oil releasing from the sides of the onion-tomato masala. add a few tablespoons water if the tomatoes stick to the pan.

  10. when the tomatoes have softened, add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves and 1 to 2 pinches kasuri methi (crushed). kasuri methi can be skipped if you don’t have it.

  11. mix again and then add the bread cubes.

  12. mix bread cubes very well with the onion-tomato masala and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. for a crispy texture in the bread you can sauté them for some more time stirring at intervals on a low to medium-low flame. 

  13. while serving bread masala drizzle some lemon juice on top. you can even garnish with a few chopped coriander leaves. serve bread masala hot or warm.

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how to make masala bread or bread masala

1. firstly cut 5 to 6 small to medium sized bread slices in small cubes. keep aside.

bread to make masala bread recipe

2. finely chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 green chili.

making masala bread recipe

3. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

making masala bread recipe

4. sauté for some seconds till raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

making masala bread recipe

5. add ⅓ cup chopped onions.

making masala bread recipe

6. mix and then begin to sauté onions on a low to medium flame.

making masala bread recipe

7. sauté onions till they turn translucent.

making masala bread recipe

8. keep the flame to a low and then add the following spice powders – ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder,  ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala powder.

making masala bread recipe

9. mix very well on a low flame taking care that the spices do not burn.

making masala bread recipe

10. now add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes.

making masala bread recipe

11. add 1 green chili (chopped).

making masala bread recipe

12. mix well.

making masala bread recipe

13. season with salt as per taste. do add less salt as bread also has salt.

making masala bread recipe

14. mix again.

making masala bread recipe

15. sauté tomatoes till they become pulpy and soften. you should also see oil releasing from the sides of the onion-tomato masala. add a few tablespoons of water if the tomatoes stick to the pan.

making masala bread recipe

16. when the tomatoes have softened and become mushy, add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves and 1 to 2 pinches kasuri methi (crushed). kasuri methi can be skipped if you don’t have it.

making masala bread recipe

17. mix again.

making masala bread recipe

18. add the bread cubes.

masala bread recipe

19. mix bread cubes very well with the onion-tomato masala and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. for a crispy texture in the bread you can sauté them for some more time stirring at intervals on a low to medium-low flame.

masala bread recipe

20. while serving masala bread drizzle some lemon juice on top. you can even garnish with a few chopped coriander leaves. serve masala bread hot or warm.

quick masala bread recipe

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana,
    I am not a vegetarian but simply love vegetable and this website has changed my life.
    I would like to get some veg breakfast recipes that contain eggs….scrambled, fried or poached.
    I placed 2 poached eggs over the masala bread recipe and it turned out devine.

    • thanks a lot vishnu. yes can be done this way. also eggs can be scrambled and then mixed with the masala or eggs can be added to the masala and then cooked.

  2. This is really easy and tastier recipe.I use to make similar kind of recipe, by grinding all the ingredients without cooking and then dipping the bread pieces in it and then frying them.This is kind of 3 step procedure.Burt the one you shared seems very easy and i think i can have it as breakfast.
    thanks for sharing

    Bruce Deniger

    • thanks bruce for sharing your method. sure you can try this easy bread snack too. i have removed your website link as then the comment goes in spam.

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