Welcome to 68th edition of blogging marathon and this edition is a month long marathon which we usually refer to as mega blogging marathon. As I mentioned in my announcement post, the theme for this month is cooking with an ingredient or a category for 26 days or cooking with one ingredient or a category every week. If doing the later, we should be cooking with 1 ingredient / category per week. We take a break on Sunday's hence will be posting 6 days a week.
I decided to combine both the options. My main theme is cooking with a category for 26 days and my sub theme is one ingredient per week. So, my main theme is cooking with protein rich ingredients and every week I will be cooking with one protein rich ingredient.
For the first week, my ingredient is eggs. For the first day I have a spicy French toast or Bombay toast. Bombay toast is what we used to call it when growing up. Season the beaten egg with some chili powder, salt and coriander powder, dip the bread slices in the egg mixture and toast in a greased pan. This was the only toast I prefered eating when growing up and still prefer it. Only after coming to US, I realized it is a savory version of French Toast. To make spicy toast a bit more interesting, I added some onions and fresh coriander leaves. The one that was made when we were growing up did not have onions and coriander leaves. This makes a good breakfast or even an evening after school snack. In the below collage, I forgot to take step by step pictures for the first toast. The first 3 pictures were taken when preparing the second slice and the bottom three when toasting the first slice.
Total Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 - 10 minutes
- 1 Egg
- 2 tbsp. Milk
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- ¼ - ½ tsp. Chili Powder (use less than ½ teaspoon and adjust to taste )
- 1 ½ - 2 tbsp. finely chopped Onions
- 1 small Green Chili, crushed
- 1 ½ tbsp. chopped Kothmir ~ Coriander Leaves ~ Cilantro
- 1 ½ - 2 tsp. Oil or Butter
- 2 slices Bread, each slice cut diagonally into 2 triangles
- ⅛ - ¼ tsp. Sugar (opt)
- Take milk in a wide bowl.
- Add salt, chili powder, onion, kothmir and mix until spices blend in.
- Add egg and whisk for few seconds until light and fluffy.
- Heat a 7” pan with 1 teaspoon of oil. Swirl the pan to spread the oil.
- Dip each triangle bread in egg mixture for few seconds until it coats the bread, flip and let the other side of the bread coat with egg mixture.
- Place it in the hot pan. Dip another slice in egg mixture and place it in the hot pan. I toasted 1 slice (that is 2 triangles of bread) at a time.
- Let the bread cook for few seconds on medium high flame.
- Flip and cook on the other side until it is light brown and cooked.
- Remove from the pan.
- Add ½ - 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, toast the other slice of bread by repeating the above steps.
- Serve warm with some ketchup or as is. I prefer it as is.
- When I made this spicy Bombay toast for the blog, I did not use sugar. However, I prefer adding a bit of sugar. I like slightly sweet and spicy toast.
This day in 2014: Algerian Shorba Frik
This day in 2015: Chocolate Brownie and No Churn, 2 Ingredient Ice-Cream
Events: This also goes to Srivalli's Breakfast event.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68
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This looks totally yummy!
Yummy looking toast....perfect for a quick and easy breakfast. Your theme sounds very interesting...looking forward to all the delicious dishes
Looking forward to all your creations for this edition Usha!Though I don't eat NV I am sure I will enjoy your beautiful clicks!
Awesome theme pick for mega marathon. We are egg loving family and this savory French toast will sure be liked by them.
ruchi indu says
Nice clicks and interesting theme of proteins... Bombay toast should be a sure hit at home...
Vaishali Sabnani says
Interesting theme and I make the vegetarian version of this with gram flour..Amazing clicks as usual.
Priya Srinivasan says
Looks yum usha, though i dont eat eggs, your pics make me drool!! 🙂
Suma Gandlur says
A nutritious breakfast option for egg lovers.
Awesome toast. I wish I can grab it. The reason I don't post step-wise pictures is I forget. So maybe will try like you.
Ritu Tangri says
Great!! Having two in one themes. Kids must love it 🙂
Gayathri Kumar says
I search for easy recipes to make with eggs for my kid and this sounds superb. The toast looks so nice. I will try this for the weekend..
Protein rich good for 26 days sounds so interesting and inviting..Bombay toast looks so delicious and it's my kiddo's favorite..
Smruti | Herbivore Cucina says
I loved your theme Usha. The first recipe looks wonderful. Going to make this soon. And the pictures are awesome as always!
Suja Ram says
Though I don't use eggs, will try to replace it and try this toast. It looks awesome..As usual, beautiful pics Usha.
Priya Suresh says
Protein rich foods for 26 days, absolutely fabulous. And this bombay toast is calling me to grab that plate and have rite now. Fantastic breakfast.
Man.. you are making me hungry.. Its breakfast time and so wish I could grab one toast now. awesome.
VEENA KRISHNAKUMAR says
That is a lovely theme usha and the toast looks amazing. Loved the pics....too good
I remember eating Bombay toast or the French toast growing up..that used to be my favorite one too..your pictures are so sinful Usha. I am sure egg lovers will simply love this!
Sandhya , this toast looks very tempting....it is sold as burma toast in mumbai 🙂 interesting how names traverse
meant Usha! 🙂
hehe, I knew you meant Usha 🙂
Lovely idea to do protein rich food recipes.I love the bright color of this sandwich and the entire setup looks mind blowing.
Harini-Jaya R says
Interesting theme, Usha. Perfect breakfast for Egg lovers
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I love your protein rich food theme and that is something I am always struggling with. Love your toast and this would be a good way for me use eggs in the breakfast.
liked ur theme, usha ! having varied proteins over the weeks is a great idea.. this Bombay Toast is something I have never heard of, living here ! (of course I dont eat eggs, probably the reason :D).. but it looks great for a quick breakfast / snack !
Kalyani, I don't know if such a toast is served in Bombay or if it is known by some other name. We use to call it Bombay toast. 🙂