July 7, 2009

Masala Toast

Have you ever been to an Iyengar Bakery in Bangalore? The 'Bangalore Experience' wouldn't be complete without a visit to an Iyengar Bakery. Its is very difficult to single out a favorite bakery, because, there are so many good ones in every nook & corner of Bangalore. Howerver, the VB Bakery in VV Puram does stand out for some yummy Masala Bread & Buns.

How this orthodox Tamil speaking Brahmin sect got into the business of making English-style buns, puffs, pasteries & biscuits is quite a puzzle. Nevertheless, they dish out some of the most delectable goodies very distinct to Bangalore/Mysore region. The khara bun, bagful of crisp rusks, Cakes, stuffed buns & the By-Two Badam Milk are to die for.

One such favorite from the Iyengar Bakery is the Masala Toast.


I have literally grown up on these. I remember relishing slices & slices of this spicy Toast along with the customary 'By Two' chilled Badam Milk.

This recipe is very very easy & can be quite a hit at your place too.

You Will Need:
  • 4 slices - white/whole wheat bread
  • 1 tsp butter/desi ghee
  • 4 tbsp grated onion
  • 4 tbsp grated carrots
  • 4 tbsp grated green bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 green chillies
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

Method:

  • Heat ghee/butter in a wok, Sizzle mustard seeds & green chillies. Add a pinch of turmeric & sugar. Add grated onions. Allow them to brown.
  • Add grated carrots & bell pepper & saute until completely cooked.
  • Add salt as per taste & mix well.
  • Toast the bread sliced with a tsp of ghee/butter until crisp
  • Spread the curry evenly on toasted bread

Serve warm. Enjoi !!!

46 comments:

Parita said...

Hmm these sound so delicious, loved the masala! perfect for snacks

Nithya said...

This sounds simple and yummy.. :) I love bread toasts.. so sure will love this too. :)

Padma said...

My fav ... of course have got them so much from these bakeries ... mostly got them from Jayanagar ... looks delicious :)

Laavanya said...

I've heard so much about these iyengar bakeries from the food blogging world that I can't wait to try them the next time i visit blore. Masala toast looks yummy and the badam milk combination has me salivating.

Ashwini said...

Nothing like the toast in iyengars bakery..Yummm. It is my favourite. I too make it home ..Yum Yumm

Ramya said...

Ive tasted these in the iyengar bakeries..havent tried them at home..Urs look delish

ARUNA said...

sounds interesting and Yummy Deesha......nice click too!!!!

Ann said...

Thats a beautiful picture Deesha :) Such a delish snack for anytime. Sounds so good.

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy...delicious

Archy said...

looks so perfect an colorful!!

Smitha said...

Love the masala toast! You are so right that there is no one particular favorite bakery.. but yes I did agree on VB bakery too. Ha I miss it dearly

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy toast.. i love iyengar bakery sandwich too. i also add a few mint leaves and saute with the veggies.

Vibaas said...

looks so yum! i love these too. We have "bangalore iyengar bakeries" in chennai :)

kittymatti said...

oh yes, i agree with u..nothing to beat the blore iyengar bakery and the toast looks perfecto!!! After we shifted to chennai after 20 long years in blore, everytime i had someone visiting us from there, my usual request would be the kara buns and kodublae and other bakery items from there...

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Poornima Nair said...

I haven't been to any of those bakeries but this toast sure looks yumm...its really tempting.

lata raja said...

The name Iyengar Bakery is so popular that in Tamilnad very many bakeries have adopted the name. The masala is so tempting.Lovely picture as usual.

Preety said...

that is one colorful toast

Sanghi said...

Mm toast looks delicious deesha!

LG said...

nodi..eega thaane idanna breakfastge thinkondu bande illi photo nodi mattomme thinbeku antha annistha ide.

Sush said...

1 honey cake & 1 bread toast was my choice in Iyengar bakery for many many years(not to forget are those yummy khara biscuits). Loved the toast here. I make it slightly different, will try your version Deesha :)

Priyameena said...

Looks yummy...I too enjoyed the same sandwich in chennai..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too love all the stuffs from Iyengar bakery,love this idea,will try it soon!

Bergamot said...

sounds like a good snack. the picture is really good...

Divya Rao said...

Mmmmm, your post reminded me of home Deesha :)

sowmya said...

looks so tempting and healthy..

Priya said...

Wat a gorgeous masala toast!

K said...

the name iyengar bakery makes my mouth water! that kara bun is something to die for!!! your masala toast looks delicious

Suma Rajesh said...

hey deesha...h r u?...happy to c u after long...these are soo quick and healthy snack...

rekhas kitchen said...

hummmm deesha this is not fair How can you tempt me like this miss those kara buns and honey cakes and rusks very much yeh specialy that chilled badam milk mmmmmmm your toast looks just like bakery toas only so delicious yum yum.

Preeti Singh said...

bread toast is my all time favorite and easy snacks....adding vegi make it more tempting..

Cynthia said...

I don't know if and when I would ever get to an Iyengar Bakery but I am glad that your blog exists to give us a taste!

Red Chillies said...

The taste of VB bakery is unbeatable. Their cakes, savory items were to die for and I remember the Masala Toast. Looks yumm Deesha.

Sireesha said...

Masala toast sounds fabulous...

notyet100 said...

u refreshed my meories ,i miss bangalore so much,..specially college days and hostel nites,..;-),i miss the egg puffs too,..

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,never been to VB bakery as it is a bit far off.After seeing this surely will try the toast and also visit there. :P :P :P

Sharmila said...

These look good! Perfect for a snack. :-)

CHAITRA said...

Sounds inviting n tempting!!
Drop in sometime

Priti said...

Oh I love these...they make in little diff way in Chennai's Iyengar bakeries ;)..this looks so gud

shilpa said...

first time in your blog nice one will try this weekend

Vani said...

i LOVE THESE OPEN SANDWICHES AND MAKE IT A POINT TO AHVE IT A FEW TIMES DURING EVERY VISIT TO iNDIA :)

Usha said...

I have had this so many times when I was in B'lore it is really yum. Yours looks very colorful and inviting !

Arch said...

This reminds me of Bangalore...my favourite one was in Malleswaram...their aloo buns are to die for...and these masala toasts look wonderful...

Dibs said...

Yup the Iyengar bakerys are really awesome. We used to feast on the vegetable puffs or the aloo buns, along with badam milk! Though never tried the toast! Now I shall make them at home :-)

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Sunshinemom said...

I know how terribly mouthwatering this is!! I love Iyengar Bakery's masala toast:) You have done perfect justice to it!

Sunshinemom said...

I know how terribly mouthwatering this is!! I love Iyengar Bakery's masala toast:) You have done perfect justice to it!