Back in India, this was our all time favourite food. holiday brunches, evening snack, mom's quick fix to my friends hunger pangs.....
In kolkatta (my birthplace and where I grew up to taste some really yummy food), there was this place called FLURY'S (does that ring a bell to the calcuttans? that is if they are reading!!!!). A very English kind of a confectionery shop/restaurant, that had specials for brunches. And baked beans on toast was their all time famous breakfast item.
The baked beans that we get here in the grocery stores, is very different from the ones available in India. Here, its more thick (thanks to extra bit of corn syrup they must be adding) and sweet. When I started making this all time favourite dish at home I used the BUSH vegetarian variety, until one day my friend told me to use HEINZ. And that is what sent my taste buds down memory lanes.
Well so here it is folks, a quick fix to satisfy a hungry stomach
You will need
- Heinz baked beans- 1/2 can
- chopped onions-1/2 cup
- green chillies-1-2 chopped
- coriander leaves-1 tbsp
- grated mozzarella cheese-1 tbsp
- red chilly flakes-1/2 tsp
- salt and pepper- to taste
- bread -2 -3 slices
- butter- to smear on the toast
- olive oil-1/2 tsp
You have to
- preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- smear the slices of bread with butter
- toast the bread in the pre heated oven till nice and crispy. do not over toast it.
- heat the oil in a pan. add the chopped onions
- add the baked beans. here you might need to add some water as the baked beans is very thick.
- add the seasonings, along with the green chillies. let everything cook for about five minutes.
- place the toasted slices on a plate.
- top them with the baked beans, sprinkle some chopped coriander
- And lastly add the cheese.
- serve with tomato ketchup.
note: You can get innovative and use any bread. I used baguette as that is what I had. You could use regular white, wheat, or any other variety too.