Bombay Toast Recipe | Indian French Toast | Simple Breakfast Recipe with bread and egg
If you ever wanted to make a Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipe, Bombay Toast is the PERFECT Choice!
On top of that, this Indian Bread Recipe is YUMMY and DELICIOUS.
Not only for breakfast, it can also be prepared during evening as snacks.
Today, I will show you how to get started with this Bread Recipe.
Let’s dive right in:
What is Bombay Toast and Why Is It Called So?
Bombay Toast is nothing but bread dipped in beaten egg, milk and sugar mixture and then toasted.
It is a very popular dish in the streets of Mumbai (India), which later became famous throughout India for it’s simplicity.
Being a street food, this Bombay toast is also known as Indian French toast.
This dish is also referred to by other names like Egg toast, German toast, Eggy toast etc.
The various names DON’T matter and don’t be confused. All that MATTERS is the Wonderful Taste this recipe delivers.
So follow my recipe and you will not regret!
How is Bombay Toast Prepared?
Bombay Toast is prepared using bread slices, eggs, milk and sugar or honey for a sweet taste.
I have always loved preparing this dish all by myself during my schooling and college days.
It is one simple recipe that even a beginner or a bachelor can prepare it without any hassle.
Video Recipe: How to make Bombay Toast at home
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I love to prepare this toast by making the bread’s outer layer slightly crunchy (or crispy) and ensuring the inside is soft and juicy.
This crispy and soft combination makes it VERY YUMMY.
This has been my favourite recipe for breakfasts mostly on a lazy day or when in a hurry.
You may also pack this dish for kids to school as a snack or prepare it as an evening snack too when kids are back from school.
I still remember those days when my mom used to pack this dish for snack break at school. My friends always want to taste my mom’s preparations, and they just love it. To mention: Believe it or not, this recipe was taught to me by my dad!
For many, it still remains as a new or undiscovered dish.
I would suggest you not to miss trying out this recipe.
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Step by Step Guide to Prepare Bombay Toast Recipe
Crack open 2 eggs into a bowl with flat base. I prefer flat base bowl or vessel, so it is easier to dip the bread slices and avoid breaking of bread and over soaking.
It also gives an even coating of egg on the bread. You may use eggs at room temperature or those just popped out from the refrigerator.
Using a beater or whisk or hand blender, beat the eggs until they turn pale whitish and fluffy and foamy.
As you beat the eggs, you will also notice the raw smell of eggs starts to vanish.
Now add in the sugar or honey for a mild sweetness. You may use organic sugar or any other sweetener of your choice.
Add a pinch or two of cinnamon powder or cardamom powder if you don’t like the egg smell to dominate. But it is completely optional.
Mix well until the sugar dissolves completely.
Now add the milk and combine it well with the beaten eggs. Beat it for another 1 minute.
It’s time to dip the bread slices into the egg and milk mixture. Dip one bread slice at a time.
You may use white or brown(wheat) bread or even buns can be used. It’s your choice.
Do not over soak the bread slices, as they may break and stick to the Tawa or pan.
Dip each slice on both sides and place it on a hot tawa greased with oil or butter.
Cook 2-3 minutes on each side in medium flame or until it turns slightly brown and crispy on the outer.
Pour a little egg and milk mixture on the bread slices. This step is optional. Do NOT pour too much, as the slices may get soggy.
Now gently flip and cook on the other side too in the similar way.
Toasted well on both sides. Have it hot!
Tips & Tricks:
- Use less milk.
- Mild sweetness is suggested.
- Do NOT soak bread for long, it will break.
- Eat it hot.
- Add cinnamon or cardamom powder to ignore raw smell of egg.
Recipe Card: How to Prepare Bombay Toast/Indian French Toast QUICKLY
- 4 Bread slices
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 pinch cinnamom powder - Optional
- or, 1 pinch cardamom powder
- Oil - to grease tawa/pan
- Crack the eggs into a bowl.
- whisk it until it turns whitish and fluffy.
- add sugar and whisk until it dissolves.
- pour in the milk and combine well.
- dip the bread slices one at a time in the egg and milk mixture.
- grease the tawa and heat it.
- place the soaked bread on tawa and toast both sides.
- toast until it turns crspy and brown on both sides.
- eat it hot!
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