Friday

Veggie Chilla Toast- Besan Chilla Toast

Besan chilla toast
Hello Sweeties!!!! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!New Year has arrived with much hope and encouragement. Along with the promise of better year it brought along with it a nor'easter, a snow storm, that dumped around 8-10 inches snow over NJ.

When it snows, we make soup and sandwich in Ashland. But the cold and below freezing temperatures made it very difficult to step into the kitchen and cook a decent meal.

I made these Besan chilla toasts as they are easy to make and give you guilt free pleasures of having something fried and yet staying healthy as it is no fried version of bhaji's or bread pakodas. I also served it along with Tomato Soup. (recipe coming up shortly.)

You will need;
Makes about 5-6 toasts;
5-6 Bread slices-- We use whole wheat soft bread
1 cup besan/Chick peas flour
1 tbspn Rice flour
1 small onion chopped finely
1/2 tsp Turmeric/ Haldi
1 tspn red Cayenne Pepper powder
1 tspn Cumin powder
1 tspn Coriander powder
1/2 inch ginger grated
2 cloves garlic mashed and chopped fine
1 tbspn chopped cilantro
1/2 tspn lemon juice
Salt to taste
Water to thin out the besan paste
Oil or spray to fry the toasts

In a bowl, take the flour and add the rest of the ingredients like spices, cilantro, onion, salt and little water and thin out the paste. The paste should be thin enough for the bread slices to absorb and yet not get soggy.

Heat a pan over medium heat, spray with oil, and soak the bread in the besan paste and  immediately fry it the oiled pan. Cover and let cook for 2 min, flip and do the same on the other side.

Uncover and let fr for 2-3 mins on both sides to get crisp. The besan chilla toast is ready to be enjoyed with Tea or soup.


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