It gives me such a great pleasure to write this particular post. For one, this is the reason why I decided to start a food blog. I had a chance to meet with a former neighbor and family friend recently. She told me that she remembers me often and this particular recipe and that she makes it regularly for her family and guests. Trust me when I say that I had totally forgotten about this recipe. This recipe was what my Ajji (grandmother in Kannada) had taught some 12 years back. Yes indeed, I had come home and recreated this recipe and the neighbor I’m talking about was sort of like a beta tester and yes, it was a hit. Somehow over the years, I completely forgot about it. Too bad for me because it surely could have been a great quick snack or even a full meal during my Bangalore and Toronto cook-for-yourself years.!!! My Ajji had named it Masala Bread, but I am renaming it as Spiced Toast for you.
Here’s what it looks like-
And here’s how you make it – In a mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup or about 30 grams of all-purpose flour, 30 grams of rice flour and 30 grams of fine semolina (also called rava or sooji).
Finely chop a medium sized onion, 2-3 green chilies and a handful of coriander leaves. What you can also do, is throw them in a blender and coarse grind them so that it mixes well and you will get that beautiful light green color as well.
Add the chopped ingredients or the ground paste to the bowl, salt as per your taste and mix it with water and bring it to that consistency that when you dip a piece of bread and remove it, it should hold on.
Cut a slice of white bread, dip it in the batter, and put in on flat pan on low heat to cook, just as you would do with a french toast.
If the dipping and placing it on the pan process didn’t go that well, don’t worry, just put some batter on the bread once you have placed it on the pan. Pour some oil around and on the bread and flip it for some even cooking. And enjoy.!!