Masala Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )


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Masala toast, the humble potato comes to the rescue once again, to calm your hunger pangs! the unique stove and toaster used to make these toasts is a typical trademark of street-side food. Mind not the prodigal portions of butter used to ensure even grilling of the toast! forget the calories and relish this piping hot, topped with crunchy sev.

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Makes 4 plates
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Ingredients


To Be Blended Into Garlic Green Chutney

(makes Approx. 3/4 Cups)
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tbsp chopped spinach (palak)
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
6 to 7 green chillies
salt to taste
a few drops of lemon juice
2 to 3 tbsp water

For The Aloo Masala
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
6 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 cup boiled , peeled and roughly mashed potatoes
1 tbsp soaked and boiled hara vatana (dried green peas) or boiled fresh green peas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
8 slices bread
8 tsp butter
4 tsp green chutney
1 medium sized cucumber , peeled and cut
1 cup shredded cabbage (optional)
2 tsp sandwich masala
1 medium sized onion , peeled and cut into thin slices
1 medium sized tomato , cut into thin slices
1 small capsicum , deseeded and thinly sliced
4 1/2 tsp butter for greasing and cooking

For Serving
2 tsp butter
4 tbsp nylon sev
tomato ketchup
Garlic green chutney

Method
For the aloo masala

  1. Heat the oil in a small kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes, hara vatana, turmeric powder, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another minute. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.

How to proceed

  1. Trim off the edges of each slice of bread, apply 1 tsp of butter and ½ tsp of green chutney on each slice and keep aside.
  2. Place a slice of bread, with the buttered side facing upwards, on a clean flat surface.
  3. Arrange a few cucumber slices (approx. 6 to 7) or ¼ cup of shredded cabbage and sprinkle ¼ tsp of sandwich masala evenly over it.
  4. Place 1/4th of the stuffing and spread it evenly over it.
  5. Arrange 2 onion slices, 2 tomato slices and 2 capsicum slices over the stuffing and sprinkle ¼ tsp of sandwich masala evenly over it.
  6. Place another slice of bread, with the buttered side facing downwards and press it lightly.
  7. Place it in a greased sandwich toaster and cook using 1 tsp of butter, till it turns brown and crisp on both the sides. (refer handy tip).
  8. Cut into 6 equal pieces, place it on a plate and apply ½ tsp of butter evenly over it.
  9. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of sev evenly over it and serve immediately with tomato ketchup and garlic green chutney.
  10. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more plates.

Handy tip:

  1. Vendors use a hand toaster to toast the sandwich over the stove on the roadside. While using a hand toaster, pre-heat the toaster over the flame, apply some butter and then place the sandwich inside. Cook it on one side till it turns brown. Turn the toaster and cook till the sandwich turns brown on

Variation:

  1. Cheese masala toast: place a generous amount of grated cheese over the capsicum slices (after step 5 in above recipe), top with another slice of bread. Cook in a sandwich toaster and cut into 6 equal pieces. Sprinkle some grated cheese over the pieces and serve immediately.
RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook
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Leena_DhootDecember 08, 2010

Another classic mumbai dish! the aloo filling is supremely delicious and the toast makes for a filling snack! Its layered with taste and goes extremely well with any chutneys!
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Reviewed December 08, 2010by Leena_Dhoot

Another classic mumbai dish! the aloo filling is supremely delicious and the toast makes for a filling snack! Its layered with taste and goes extremely well with any chutneys!

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