BESAN TOAST/A HEALTHY TOAST WITH GRAM FLOUR AND VEGGIES

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BESAN TOAST/A HEALTHY TOAST WITH GRAM FLOUR AND VEGGIES

A healthy, as well as fulfilling breakfast, makes my day. And if the breakfast contains most of the nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and the fibre, nothing is better than this. The besan toast is such a healthy and power-packed breakfast to kick start a day. Besan or gram flour is loaded with protein and high in fibres. Seasonal veggies are added to add vitamins and minerals. Bread fulfils the need for carbs. This is so filling that you don’t feel hungry for hours
To make this toast, a batter of besan and water is prepared. Salt, dry and fresh chillies along with some seasonal veggies are added. Finally, the bread slices are dipped into the batter to tawa or pan fry the besan toast. These go well with green chutneys or tomato ketchup. These toasts are ideal for kiddos’ tiffin boxes. In this way, they eat seasonal vegetables

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Prep time – 30 min
Cook time – 10 min
Course – Breakfast/Evening Snack
Cuisine – North India
Author – Bharti Dhawan

INGREDIENTS

• Bread slices (white or brown) – 4 nos
• Besan/gram flour – 1 cup (sifted to avoid lumps)
• Water for batter – 2 cups
• Finely chopped onions – 1 no
• Finely chopped capsicum – 1 no
• Grated carrot – 1 no
• Salt – to taste
• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
• Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
• Cumin / Jeera – 1 tsp
• Oil or ghee – 2 tbsp

INSTRUCTIONS

1- Take a broad bowl and sift the besan to break lumps. Add salt and all the powdered and whole spices

2- Add water and mix well to make a batter. Now add chopped veggies and keep aside the batter for 10 minutes to set

3- Heat a non-stick pan and add 2 tsp oil. Cut each slice of bread diagonally and dip into the batter to coat both sides

4- Add the bread slices to the pan and cook them both sides until they get a golden hue

5- Serve the healthy besan toasts with chutneys

NOTES
1- You can add little sooji/rava to the batter to make them crispier

2- Any seasonal veggies can be added to the batter

3- The batter should be neither too thick nor thin. The very thick batter makes the toast hard and dry and the very thin batter does not stick properly to the bread slice

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