Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bombay Toast

My earliest memories of cooking at home will be that of my mom baking cakes at home. Our home will be fragrant with such a divine smell when she bakes :) I used to love watching her beat eggs and see them fluff up with delight. After a while her oven broke down and that was the end of it. She didnt bake much again for us. Recently after hearing about both mine and my sister's baking tales, she tried making a cake again. but this time with pressure cooker. My mom cooks the way typically any working woman cooks. Hurriedly and Very Quickly. I love her cooking. Its not perfect. In fact I have tasted better cooking. My dad cannot stand too much salt and too much spiciness. And all the dishes are cooked according to his taste. When my uncles and aunties come home for break fast/ lunch / dinner, they scold my mom for cooking with less salt and less spiciness. How ever I have grown used to her cooking and adore them. There are some dishes of hers that I would love to have any day any time than from any restaurant. One is her Meen Curry and the other is Bombay Toast. 

I used to be this skinny little girl when I was a kid. And after arriving from school, I used to watch some cartoons and wait for my parents to arrive from office. Once they do, the first thing I ask is what snack did you bring for me? Ha, I realized just now that I was a foodie even then !! Invariably they used to bring me typical Kerala snacks like Parippuvada, Uzhunnu Vada, Modakam, Kerala Parotta sometimes , Banana Chips, Jackfruit Chips, Samosas, Puffs and many more. Oh Oh !! I am drooling by now just thinking about them. Ok, But still there may be some days when I roam around the home saying I am hungry. Those evenings, my mom prepares Bombay Toast. I am not sure why she or anybody else calls it Bombay Toast. Any way I get too excited hearing about Bombay Toast. By the way, it has become a regular break fast item in our house hold. A very easy and quick recipe to make and very filling !! 

Ingredients: ( Serves 2) 
Time: 10 min

3 - 4 Bread Slices
1 Egg
4 - 5 Tbsp Sugar
0.25 - 0.5 cup Milk
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract (Optional)


Step 1: In a wide mixing bowl, add Milk, egg, Milk, sugar and Vanilla Extract. Beat well with a Whisk. 

Method of Preparing:

Step 1:

Heat a Tawa. Grease a little oil on it with paper. When the Tawa becomes hot, dip both slices of the bread slice in the egg - milk mixture and place on the Tawa. 

Note: Do not let the bread slices become soggy, it may break.  

Step 2:

Toast the bread till it becomes brown on one side. Then turn the bread to the other side and let it become brown and then transfer to a plate. 

Step 3:

Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 till all the bread slices are over. If you feel that the egg - milk mixture is still going to be left after using up all the bread slices, then when you are preparing the last bread slice, after putting the bread in the Tawa, pour the egg - milk mixture over the bread slice. Toast and enjoy. 

Kids may love jam on the bread slices as well. 

For me the bread becomes too sweet if I apply Jam. But you can definitely cut the bread diagonally, make it like a sandwich with jam in between :)

Serve them any way you wish. Either let people enjoy as cute tiny bites or cut diagonally 

or otherwise as whole bread slices itself. 

  • Adjust sweetness as per your taste. We usually prefer 3 - 4 Tbsp. 
  • You can increase the quantity of eggs used. Use 2 eggs for best results.


  1. Best breakfast dish.. reminds me of my kids.. they used to call this Bhanu Toast.. our cook's name was Bhanu and she made it so well.

  2. this is guaranteed to be a favorite with kids :-)

  3. super easy toast..vl do sum time en i feel hungry in evngs time...

  4. delicious toast. U have a nice blog. U can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  5. I am reminded of my childhood days....


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