Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Indian Style
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Italian bruschetta is a classic starter enjoyed by many. Learn how to make bruschetta with tomato and basil. Ingredients to make Indian style tomato basil bruschetta are easily available in India and this is an easy recipe to follow.
Crostini, a classic combination of bread, olive oil and garlic which has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, is also called "bruschetta" around rome. Although unique to Italy, similar tomato basil bruschetta are eaten in Greece, France and in particular Spain.
To make tomato and basil bruschetta, cut the baguette into 10 thick slices and keep aside. Make an olive oil and garlic mixture and keep aside. Make a topping with finely chopped tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Divide the topping into 10 equal portions and keep aside. Grease the baking tray with olive oil, place the bread slices on it and brush some olive oil-garlic mixture on each french bread slice and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 4 to 5 minutes or till the bread slices are crisp. Spoon out 1 portion of the topping mixture on each toasted slice and serve immediately.
Good bruschetta relies on the quality of the olive oil and the amount of garlic used. The former can never be too good while the latter should not be restrained. Cubes of firm ripe red tomatoes marinated in olive oil, combined with fresh aromatic basil leaves topped on crispy bruschetta, is a classic Italian bruschetta starter that can liven up any dinner party!
Tips for tomato and basil bruschetta. 1. Cut the baguette into thick slices only. Thin slices will break easily. 2. Use olive oil and not any other cooking oil to enjoy the authentic flavours of bruschetta. 3. Serving them immediately is a must, else they may turn soggy.
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