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Masala Toast Sandwich

(Mumbai Masala Toast || Street Snacks )

Masala Toast

Masala Toast Sandwich is one of the famous street food of Mumbai.It is made with masala aloo , spicy green chutney and some finely chopped vegetables filled in a bread and toasted well with butter till golden brown and crisp outside. Finally garnished with sev. We can add cheese into it to make a Cheese Masala Toast.

Masala Aloo is the main ingredient in this sandwich. It makes sandwich more delicious and filled. Traditionally in this sandwich particular vegetables are used like onion, tomatoes ,cucumber, Capsicum, beetroot but there is no any hard and fast rule you can use any vegetables of your choice .

typically This sandwich is toasted in a hand toaster on gas but we can toast in a sandwich maker or simply on a pan as well.

Let’s start with ingredients:

  • Onion – 1 medium size.
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium size.
  • Cucumber – 1 medium size.
  • Green Bell Pepper- 1 small.
  • Beetroot – 1 small.
  • Bread – 4 slice.
  • Butter – 2 Tbsp.
  • Cheese Slice – 2.
  • Boiled Potatoes – 3 small size.
  • Salt – as per taste.
  • Mustard Seeds -1/2 Tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 Tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder -1/4 Tsp.
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 Tsp.
  • Green Chillies -3-4 no. or as per taste.
  • Ginger -1 Tbsp(grated).
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves -2 Tbsp(Finely chopped).
  • Oil -2 Tbsp.
  • Coriander and mint Chutney – 4 to5 Tbsp.

Let’s start the process :

  • Boil 3 Medium Size Potatoes.
  • Peel and Chop them into small cubes.
  • Heat the pan.
  • Add 2 Tbsp oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds and 1/2 Tsp cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add 1/8 Tsp Asafoetida.
  • Add 3- 4 green chillies (Adjust the spiciness according to your taste).
  • Add 1 Tbsp grated ginger.
  • Saute for a minute to remove the raw smell of ginger.
  • Add boiled and chopped potatoes and mix.
  • Add 1/4 Tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Add salt as per taste and mix everything well.
  • At last add 2 Tbsp of finely chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Mash the potatoes with help of Spatula.
  • Our masala aloo is ready.

Let’s make Green Chutney for Sandwich:

  • Take 1 cup of fresh coriander leaves and 9-10 mint leaves.
  • Add 1/2 inch of ginger.
  • Add 2-3 green chillies or according to your taste.
  • Add some salt.
  • Grind it into grinder and make a very fine paste.

Now it’s time to assemble the sandwiches :

  • Take 2 slices of bread.
  • Apply butter on both slices.
  • Spread some green chutney on one slice of bread.
  • Then Spread good amount of masala aloo all over the slice.
  • Put some onion Slice on the bread.
  • Put some cucumber, tomato, bell pepper and beetroot slice.
  • sprinkle some salt and chat masala on vegetables.
  • Finally put one slice of cheese and close the sandwich with another slice of bread.
  • Grease the sandwich maker with some butter.
  • apply some butter at the top side of the bread so that it can be toast well and get a crisp outside.
  • Close the sandwich maker lid and toast it till golden brown and crisp outside.
  • It will take around 5-7 min.
  • Masala Toast Sandwich is ready.

Cut the sandwich in desired shape.Garnish with some fine sev and pomegranate and enjoy with green chutney or tomato sauce.

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lemon rice

LEMON RICE

Lemon Rice is a most popular dish in South India . It is made with cooked rice (or even from left over rice) by adding some spices, lentils like chana daal ,urad daal ,pea nuts ,cashew nuts and lemon juice. It is a one pot meal with little spicy and tangy taste because of lemon or we can have it with curd, raita or chutney as per your choice . It is very simple and quick recipe.

Lets have a look at the ingredients :

Let’s start the process

Take 1 cup of any rice of your choice, wash it properly at least for 2-3 times. Cook it properly by adding some salt and little oil to avoid the stickiness . Make sure rice should have grains separated and not sticky .

  • Heat the pan.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of oil and once the oil get’s hot.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of peanuts and fry a little.
  • Add cashew nuts and fry till it gets little golden brown colour.
  • Take off from the pan.
  • In same oil add 2 Tbsp of chana daal and saute till little colour changes to golden brown.
  • Add urad daal saute a little.
  • Add mustard seeds , cumin seeds , dried red chillies (or you can add green chillies instead of red chilli) , asafoetida (hing) ,curry leaves, garlic and ginger and saute a little .
  • Add onion and saute .
  • Add turmeric powder and saute till onion get soften and translucent.
  • Add cooked rice and mix well.
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice and mix.
  • At last add peanuts and cashew nuts which we have fried already and mix.

Lemon rice is ready to serve.

Our quick and simple Lemon Rice is ready . Serve while its hot with papad ,chutney ,achar or have as it is . It tastes yum without any side dish too.

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup is a very rich and creamy dish with smooth and buttery texture and little Sweet , Sour and spicy in taste. It can be made with fresh tomatoes or canned tomato puree. It is a very well known soup and easily available at any restaurant. It can also be easily prepared at home with a few ingredients that are normally always available at home . It can be made with variety of methods with the additional ingredients of your choice.

Here is a simple recipe of tomato soup made with fresh tomatoes ,carrots , cream and butter served with some croutons . Simple yet delicious and healthy . Lets get started.

Let’s have a look at Ingredients :

These are the ingredients needed for the tomato soup
  • Fresh Tomatoes – 6 to 7
  • Carrots – 2 Small Carrots
  • Onion – 1 Medium Size
  • Butter – 2 Tbsp
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Cream – 2 Tbsp
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 Cloves
  • Ginger – 1/2 Inch
  • Bayleaf – 1
  • Black Pepper corn -1/4 Tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder -1/4 Tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 Pinch
  • Some Fresh Coriander Stems

Let’s start with the recipe :

  • Chop the tomatoes roughly (no specific size just cut into pieces ) .
  • Heat the pan and add 1 tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp of butter . Let the butter melt .
  • When the butter melts add onion and saute for a minute .
  • Add bayleaf , black pepper corn , garlic cloves and ginger and saute .
  • Add carrots and tomatoes and saute a little .
  • Add 1/4 tsp chilli powder and pinch of turmeric powder .
  • Mix everything well .
  • Add enough water so that the tomatoes are just immersed init completely (approximately 1 cup of water should be sufficient) .
  • Add coriander stems and little salt (as per taste) and stir to mix .Coriander stems helps to enhance the taste .
  • Cover with lid and cook till tomatoes gets mashed.It will take around 10 -15 minutes .
  • When the tomatoes are cooked and mushy switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down .
  • Once the mixture gets cooled, remove the bayleaf and transfer the remaining mixture into a mixi jar and make a fine puree out of it.
  • Strain this puree through strainer so that seeds and skin of the tomatoes get removed and mixture will become smooth in texture.
  • If the puree is a bit thick then add little water to adjust the consistency .Do not add more water or the puree would become runny and thin.
  • The puree should be little thicker .I have added 1 more cup of water after straining the puree.
  • Put the strained puree on to the gas and switch on the flame .
  • Add 1/4 tsp of crushed black pepper .
  • Add 2 tbsp of sugar .You can add any sugar (brown or white) .
  • Add some salt if required as we have added salt in previous step .
  • Mix it all together and allow it to boil for at list 15 to 20 minutes on low flame so all the ingredients mix well in the soup and incorporate their taste and soup gets smooth texture .
  • At last add 2 tbsp cream. Add cream little by little and mix well. Stir continuously while adding cream .
  • Switch off the flame right after adding the cream else will not get the smooth texture of soup .

Let’s make Croutons for the soup :

Croutons are nothing but small bread cubes shallow or deep fried in butter or olive oil until it get’s brown and crisp. You can also bake it in oven. Croutons helps to increase the taste and look of the soup. Here i am going to shallow fry these croutons.

  • Take off the bread sides and cut into small cubes .
  • Heat some butter in a pan .
  • Add these small cubes in a pan .
  • Fry until it turns to golden brown and crisp .

It’s time to Serve

Serve the soup while hot with adding some crisp croutons into it . Garnish with little cream on top and enjoy with garlic bread or sandwich or you can have as it is. Choice is yours but either way you will feel the same great taste and happiness.

Do try this recipe and if you like, share with your family and friends .

Let me know the feedback in comment .Thanks for reading .

Happy Eating !!!!!!

Note:

Tbsp =Table spoon

Tsp= Tea spoon