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!

Peri – Peri Egg Mayo Open Toast

Just like that my first is all of 5 and my toddler, not a toothless guppy anymore. How time has flown past leaving me wondering “whatever happened to the baby food only blogging days”? as I inch slowly towards blogging for slightly older critters!

Now that both eat what we eat it’s a relief cooking just the one meal for the whole family.

One of our recent favorites has become the “peri- peri egg mayonnaise open toast”. It’s filling and serves well as a main meal or brekkie or even a heavy snack. The recent obsession for the sweet and spicy Peri peri seasoning has the kids smacking their lips and sizzling in its after heat, yearning for more.

It’s easy enough to make without a fuss and rather satisfying.

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What you will need:

  1. Eggs – I use the farm reared (free ranged) full on desi variety
  2. Multigrain bread
  3. Chives
  4. Red onions
  5. Colored peppers of your liking
  6. Lettuce
  7. Mustard powder
  8. Salt
  9. Pepper
  10. A wee bit of honey
  11. Mayonnaise (homemade or store bought)
  12. A dash of extra virgin olive oil

OH! and the Peri- Peri seasoning!

Method:

  1. Medium boil an egg or a couple depending on the quantity you require
  2. Chop up the chives (fine), onions, lettuce & peppers (lengthwise)
  3. Whisk up some mayo in a bowl adding in the salt, pepper, mustard and honey
  4. Then to the whisked mayo add crushed boiled eggs and mix it up to a chunky consistency
  5. Toast the bread
  6. Layer it up with the egg mayo topped up with the greens and veg
  7. Sprinkle the peri – peri
  8. Finish it off with a dash of olive oil

Note: If you prefer a full bodied taste of the peri peri then add the seasoning in the mayonnaise while incorporating the egg in it.

Enjoy all at once! we finished off ours before I could even get a decent pic. :)

PS: Alternative to an open toast is also a grill egg mayo sandwich. It makes for a good lunchbox item.