Bread Toast Indian Style | Masala Bread Open Sandwich

bread toast indian style

Here you can watch the video of bread toast Indian style recipe. This page also has the step-by-step text description of making the masala open sandwich, with tips.

You would have tasted the bread toast Indian style open sandwich, perhaps at an Iyengar bakery, and would have become its devout fan. Yes, many, like you, would swear by the super taste of the masala bread open sandwich. A healthy snack to relish is undoubtedly the bread toast Indian style.

What exactly is this open sandwich? It is a single slice of toasted bread with a layer of palya or curry made from the seasoning of chana dal and other items and vegetables like tomato, onion, peas and carrot gratings.

The above items, and the garnishing of coriander leaves and coconut gratings, of the recipe of bread toast take the taste of this food to the next level and give a healthy touch to the bread toast Indian style!

If you wish to relish a healthy, light snack, don't reach out for the potato chips or other deep-fried food. Instead, make this open sandwich and get to benefit from its taste and the nutrition the vegetables and some of the other ingredients of this recipe offer.

If you wish, you can dry toast the bread slices to make this sandwich. That is, you can make the toast without using ghee, butter or oil.

Use only slices of wheat bread, and not white bread, as much as possible, to make the masala bread open sandwich. The reason is wheat bread gives health benefits.

If you want the open sandwich to be more convenient to savor, diagonally cut it and relish the pieces.

A cup of fresh orange juice, filter coffee or tea, should round-up your connection with the masala bread toast Indian style.

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bread toast indian style video

Quantity: About 5-6 slices


1. Wheat bread, 5-6 slices
2. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Chana dal 1/2 teaspoon
5. Jeera 1/4 teaspoon
6. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
7. Green chilies, chopped, 2 or to taste
8. Ginger, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon
9. Onion 1
10. Carrot 2
11. Tomato 1
12. Turmeric, few pinches
13. Peas, frozen or cooked, 1/2 cup
14. Coriander leaves, few sprigs
15. Salt to taste
16. Ghee, about 2 teaspoons

How to make Bread Toast Indian Style?

bread toast indian style video

1. Cut onion and tomato into thin, long pieces.

Cut the pieces into half.
2. Wash the carrots thoroughly.

Scrape the outer skin.

Grate the carrots.

Use a grater with medium-size holes to get gratings that are neither too small nor big.
3. Heat oil in a utensil.

Add mustard when the oil becomes hot.
4. Add chana dal when the mustard starts to splutter.

Fry for a few seconds.

Add jeera.

Fry till the dal turns golden brown.
5. Add green chilies.

Fry for a few seconds.

Add curry leaves.

Fry for a few seconds.

Add ginger.

Fry for a few seconds.
6. Add onion.

Fry till the onion become soft.

Do not fry till the onion turns golden-brown, because the taste of the sandwich will not be good.
7. Add peas.

Fry for a few seconds.
8. Add carrot gratings.

Fry for a few minutes.

Add turmeric. Mix. Sprinkle little water if the gratings are dry.

Cover and cook till the gratings are just soft.

Do not over cook the carrot gratings, because the quantity of the palya or curry will be reduced.

Remove the lid and mix.

Add salt and fry for a few seconds.
9. Add tomato pieces and mix.

Cook till the pieces become hot.

Cook the tomato pieces only till they become hot. If you overcook this vegetable, the palya or curry will become soggy.
10. Add coconut gratings.

Fry for a few seconds.

Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix.

Switch off the stove.

Masala bread open sandwich palya or curry is ready.

Keep aside.
11. Heat a tava.

Coat the tava with ghee.
Refer to Tip #1, in the Tips table below, for info on setting the flame to prepare the bread toast.

Place a slice of bread.

Press with a spatula.

Cook for a few seconds.

Pour and spread a few drops of ghee.


Cook till both sides are golden-brown.
13. Place a few teaspoons of palya / curry on the bread.

Spread and press lightly.

Switch off the stove.
14. Bread toast Indian style or masala open bread sandwich is ready.

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TIPS Bread Toast Indian Style
1. Set the flame between low and medium and prepare the bread toast, so it is not too crispy or soft.

Set the flame between medium and high to prepare soft bread toast. Be sure to flip the bread slice often. Otherwise it will get burnt.

Set the flame to low to prepare crispy bread toast.
2. Add a few drops of lemon juice to give the sandwich a tangy taste.
3. Sprinkle small quantity of finely-chopped cucumber on the sandwich to make it more nutritious.
4. Serve with tomato ketchup.