Bombay style veg Masala Toast is a classic and famous Indian street food recipe. This is not only famous in Mumbai streets but you will see many sandwich stalls all over India. Packed with fresh veggies between slices of breads lined with tongue-tickling green chutney and masala powder, this toast is surely one sumptuous snack that will keep you going for an hour or two. It can be had for breakfast or as snack or to satiate the hungerpangs in between meals.
The only preparation would be to make 1. green chutney, 2. masala powder and 3. boil the potatoes. If you have those 3 on hand, this toast can be prepared in just 5 minutes.
Sprinkling masala powder on each layer of vegetable gives the toast a lot flavour and coriander-mint chutney plays an equal role along with masala to flavour or spice up the toast. Once you make this toast at home, I bet you will never go outside to eat it.
The unique stove top toaster used to make this toast is a typical trademark of street-side food. If you don’t have this toaster, you can use grill machine or panini press or simply use pan.
So right dive into the recipe and try this toast on weekend….
Category : snack or breakfast
Cuisine : Bombay cuisine
Author : Jyo
For making Bombay Masala Powder :
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 tsp coriander seeds
- 4 tsp black pepper
- 1 inch cinnamon
- 2 tsp Chaat masala
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp dry mango powder
For making Green chutney :
- 1 cup coriander leaves, tightly packed
- 2 cup mint leaves, tightly packed
- 10 green chillies
- 7 garlic pods
- 1 inch ginger, chopped
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 small onion
For making toast :
- Boiled potatoes
- White bread or any bread of your choice
1. Making masala powder :
Roast cumin, fennel, black pepper, cinnamon and coriander on medium flame till aromatic. Then allow them to cool completely. Transfer to a blender, add chaat masala, salt, red chilli powder and dry mango powder. Blend to a fine powder. Transfer to an air tight container and keep aside.
2. Making Green chutney :
Blend all the ingredients under ‘green chutney’ list to a fine paste with enough water. Keep aside.
3. Making toast :
- Make thin slices of onion, tomato, capsicum and boiled potatoes.
- Keep all the elements ready before to start assembling it….bread, butter, masala powder, slices of veggies and toaster. Grease the toaster. Take bread slices, spread the butter generously so the bread will not become soggy. Then sprinkle masala powder, now spread green chutney, sprinkle masala powder. Place boiled potato slices, sprinkle masala powder…now place tomato slices, sprinkle masala powder…arrange onion slices, sprinkle masala powder…lastly arrange capsicum slices, sprinkle masala powder. Close the toast with buttered slice of a bread. Again spread butter on outer sides of bread slices.
- Place on toaster and toast it both sides in stove top hand toaster.
- Slice it and serve right away with a simple ketchup. Repeat the same for rest of the bread.
Spread butter generously and mind not the prodigal portions of butter used to ensure even grilling of toast.
Make sure to sprinkle masala powder in between the layers of each veggie slices.
Tastes best with white bakery bread.
You can also use the Bombay masala powder in drinks like coke, fanta or masala soda.
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