Open Masala Toast by Tarla Dalal

Open Masala Toast by Tarla Dalal

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You would never have imagined that simple bread can be transformed into such a tongue-tickling delight! Buttered bread is layered with raw mango pickle and topped with a yummy mixture of potatoes, green peas and spice powders. This is then tava-cooked till crisp, and served with a garnish of onions and chaat masala.

  

Recipe Description for Open Masala Toast

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Makes 10 open toasts
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Ingredients


To Be Mixed Into A Topping
2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1/4 cup boiled and mashed green peas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste , optional
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
10 bread slices
2 1/4 tsp crushed raw mango pickle , refer hand tip
butter for greasing and cooking
1/4 cup finely chopped onions for the garnish
chaat masala for sprinkling

Method
  1. Divide the topping into 10 equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Cut all the bread slices into approx. 62 mm. (2½ ") diameter roundels with the help of a cookie cutter.
  3. Place 5 bread roundels on a clean, dry surface. Apply ¼ tsp of crushed mango pickle evenly over each bread roundel.
  4. Spread a portion of the topping over each roundel and press it lightly.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it with butter.
  6. Place all the 5 open toasts on the tava (griddle) with the open side facing downwards and cook on a medium flame, using a little butter, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to make 5 more toasts in one more batch.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with little onions and chaat masala over each open toast.

Handy tip:

  1. The outer hard covering of the mango seed which is usually the part of the pickle should be discarded and not blended.

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