Besan Toast

Besan Toast is the vegetarian version for French Toast, whenever mama would make french toast for us, she would make besan toast for herself since she does not have eggs. Its easy and quick to make. I will just give the ingredients and the method, quantities vary as per taste.

bread slices
besan (gram flour)
onions, chopped
fresh coriander leaves
green chillies or red chili flakes
grated carrot (optional)
cabbage, chopped (optional)
oil or butter


  1. Cut the bread diagonally, you can even make 2 rectangles or 4 squares, or even use cookie cutter to get different shapes to please kids.
  2. Mix besan, onions, coriander leaves, green chilies, vegetables and the salt.
  3. Add water to the besan, to make a thick batter.
  4. Heat a tawa on medium heat.
  5. Dip the bread pieces in the besan mix and place on the hot tawa.
  6. Add some oil/butter, cook till the side facing down is golden brown and crisp.
  7. Flip and cook this side to golden brown and crisp, adding more oil if needed.
  8. Serve with ketchup or chutney.


Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

A nice alternative to eggs in French Toast.

Cham said...

They look even better than French toast, love the crispy brown crust it formed!

Asha said...

Puffy and delicious, great for breakfast!:)

Vibaas said...

i love these. they look yum!

Madhu said...

like using besan while toasting bread, looks delish.

Alka said...

Thts so new to me,never tried roasting these on tawa.Would love to have this ,since so many times when i make chilra i dont feel like making chappatis,and somehow dont like to have it with bread,unless i fry the batter as sanna pakora.So now i know...beech(middle) ka rasta ekdum perfect hai :-)

Sharmila said...

Isn't this the way bread pakoda is made ... only your version as toast seems so much healthier. Good one Medha. :-)

KALVA said...

lovely blog Medha

Priya said...

Besan toast simply superb...

Anupama said...

Hi Medhaa, your blog is wonderful. I am going to try the besan toast one of these weekends. It looks yummy. Enjoyed going through all your recipes.

All the best,

Sharmilee! :) said...

Have tried this from mahimas space, urs look tempting too!

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