Mumbai Style Open Masala Toast

The kids and the fam had a Mumbai style open toast/toasts for breakfast this morning while the hubs and I reminisced about our dates back in the day when street food and chaat played a pivotal part in our courtship.

Normally a Bombay masala toast is a potato filling stuffed toastie sandwich served warm with grated cheese, chutneys and sev on top. At home however, I put my own spin to it and serve ours as an open multigrain toast with a pan fried smashed potato patty on top.

It’s been quite the while since I made these. These are very easy to make though it takes a wee bit of prep, which if done the night before makes the whole process easier. 

 

What you will need:

For the Potato patty

  • Boiled potatoes (boil them the night prior)
  • Black salt & regular salt (just a bit/according to taste)
  • Roasted cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • Finely chopped green chillies
  • Finely chopped corianderLime juice
  • Dry mango powder
  • Grated ginger
  • A couple of slices of bread for binding
  • Rice flower for dusting the patties in (dust the patties in the rice flour before placing on the pan)

For the toast

  • Multigrain bread
  • Fine/ Bareek Sev
  • Chopped coriander
  • Chaat masala
  • Date chutney (optional)
  • Green chili chutney (optional)

How to:

  • Mix well and knead all the ingredients for the potato patty and form medium sized diskettes.
  • Shallow fry over a pan until golden brown on either side.
  • Keep warm buttered toast ready
  • Place the patty on top of the toast and press to smash a wee bit such that it flattens out over the toast slice.
  • Top off with chutneys or ketchup and sprinkle a generous amount of sev or even grated cheese.
  • Season with a bit of chaat masala on top and a garnish with finely chopped coriander.

Thank you for reading. I hope you like the Mumbai toast as much as we do!

Breakfast Challenge Day 07, Egg Mayo Open Toast…..and we are done!

So it’s the end of the self assigned breakfast challenge which I put myself through in an attempt to end this feud that me and my first were going through.

Combatting tears and tantrums over breakfast had me over the edge every single day. At the end of the week though, I realized that my baby is growing up. I need to give him room for decision making. Not just at breakfast but even at day to day choices. The power of choice can be truly empowering in a good constructive way. I suppose I had to go through this exercise to realize that.

Moving on, hopefully him and me can reach midway to make our lives easier.

Here’s what he wanted to end his week with. It’s his absolute favorite item and he can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg, soft boiled (3 to 4mins)
  • 1 Tbsp, Mayo
  • Salt to taste
  • Jaggery to taste
  • Mustard powder to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • A slice of multigrain bread
  • Finely chopped spring onion and peppers or choice of topping
  • Drizzle of Olive oil (optional)

Method:

  • Mix everything together and top off warm toast with the egg mayo mix. Garnish with the chopped onions and peppers.

OR

  • Make grilled sandwich with the egg mayo as sandwich stuffing. Either way it’s delicious!

Serve warm.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through our breakfast challenge.

Thank you for reading!