Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Desi, for those of you who would not know the meaning, is simply anything Indian. any thing that has that indian feel to it, is typically refered to as "desi" it could be desi people, desi dress, desi style, or simply desi food. Add a few spices and any dish could be made into "desi".
So now "desi" french toast, kinda speaks for itself.
I made this for Saturday brunch. growing up mom always use to make this as an evening snack. after playing with friends coming back hungry to some yummy mommy treats, we use to love the soft eggy bread with tomato ketchup.
A nice change to a traditional egg and toast breakfast. I used whole wheat bread to make these desi french toasts. So I thought that this would be a good entry for the weekend breakfast blogging event, GRAINS IN MY BREAKFAST, hosted by aparna of my diverse kitchen. An event started by Nandita of saffron trail.

here goes the recipe

You will need

  • 3-4 slices of bread. sliced diagonally
  • 2 eggs beaten well
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • oil
  • salt and pepper to taste.
note: here any variation can be made by adding ingredients like cilantro, finely chopped onions, bell peppers.

You have to

  1. heat around a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan.
  2. in a deep mixing bowl. beat the eggs along with the milk.
  3. add the green chillies along with the seasonings.
  4. dip the bread in the batter. coat all the sides of the bread with the batter
  5. shallow fry it in the pan, till it becomes nice and brown.
  6. serve hot with ketchup, green chutney
  7. and ya don;t forget a hot cup of tea.

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Divya Vikram said...

My favorite breakfast!

Divya said...

Very innovative. And here I was thinking regular french toast and fruits. How boring!

Vij said...

hi ya
This is my first time here...u have a lovely space...
very innovative...yummmy one for breakfast!

I am pretty new to this blogging world...jus popped in to say my hi

Jayashree said...

I like your spicy twist to the regular french toast.

Sireesha said...

Spicy french toast looks awesome and delicious.

Usha said...

Neat...spicy french toast...looks good :)

Cham said...

Hmm that is my kind of breakfast

vandana rajesh said...

Hi..first time here , nice blog. The french toasts look really nice. I generally make the sweet version of the french toast. Will give ur recipe a try next time on.

Priti said...

This is one of the fav. just had it on sunday...

ushaprashanth said...

This is really superb!! Its easy to prepare too!!!

Sia said...

we indians are really good at fusion cooking, isn't it? :)

jo said...

i do so love french toast. i can eat it for lunch or tea as well. yours is definitely a variation from the normal breakfast ones.

karuna said...

ya,PRITI and USHA, this one is so tasty and qucik, u can make it in a jiffy.
and sia, u are absolutely right we indians just love to twist everything according to our taste.

SriLekha said...

french toast is looking so good!
Visit my blog while u find time and join in the chicken event going in my blog!

Uma said...

lovely toast Karuna! looks so delicious.

notyet100 said...

nice name,..suits the recipe,..hppy weekend,..

Aparna said...

Very nice Indian twist to French Toast.
Thanks for participating in WBB. I just discovered I haven't received your entry. Could you please resend you mail with the WBB details? Thanks.

Uj said...

I made this yest morning fr hubby's breakfast. I tweaked a little and added finely chopped onions too. They did taste great and he loved them. Thanks for posting

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