Garlic Bread Toast Made on a Tawa

Updated on October 17, 2018
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What is a Tawa?

A tawa is a flat iron plate that is used to cook Indian flatbread, somewhat akin to a skillet. By using a tawa, we can make garlic bread more quickly than if we used the more conventional recipe, which uses an oven. If you do not have access to an oven, or if you are short on time, you can still enjoy the pleasure of having delicious garlic bread.

If you do not have a tawa, an iron pan or a non-stick pan can work equally well. We used a non-stick pan for this purpose so that the garlic bread could be pan-fried easily with just a little butter.

For this recipe, we used fresh garlic paste, salted butter, black pepper powder, and cilantro. Of course, the most important ingredient is bread, and we chose to use brown bread. You can use any type of bread you prefer, however.

This recipe is simple and quick to prepare, and I can assure you it is very yummy. So without further ado, let's get on with the recipe. And yes, I have included a recipe video, as well.

Cook Time

Prep time: 8 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 4 slices brown bread, or white bread if you prefer it
  • 4-5 tsp salted butter, soft but unmelted
  • 1 tsp garlic paste, or finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp hara dhania (cilantro), finely chopped

Instructions

  1. To the butter, add the garlic paste, black pepper powder, and about a tsp of cilantro. Mix until everything combines nicely.
  2. Spread this mixture evenly on all the bread slices on one side only.
  3. Heat a non-stick tawa, or pan, on medium heat, then reduce heat to low. Place two slices butter-side down on the pan and roast for 2-3 minutes, or until the side is toasted crisp.
  4. Flip the bread slices and toast the unbuttered side for about 2 minutes or until crisp and browned. Repeat with the other 2 slices.
  5. Serve hot with soup, or as it is.

Garlic Bread Toast Made on a Tawa

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      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        4 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        This is great. Will wait for your feedback, Aurelio!

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        Aurelio Locsin 

        4 months ago from Orange County, CA

        Finally, a recipe among your collection that I can finally manage myself. I'm going to try this out tonight.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Peggy, we make one with cheese as a garlic cheese toast. This could be done on the tawa as well. Glad you like the addition of cilantro. Thank you.

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        Peggy Woods 

        11 months ago from Houston, Texas

        We occasionally enjoy garlic toast and as an additional ingredient my husband likes to sprinkle a little grated Parmesan cheese on the top. Of course this is done in the oven. Your version sounds good. I never thought of adding some cilantro. That would give it an additional good flavor. Will have to try that.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        You are welcome manatita. Thank you for reading.

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        manatita44 

        11 months ago from london

        Scrumptious-looking. I do love garlic bread. In fact, the garlic - as you know - is quite medicinal also. Thank you so much!!

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        You're welcome, Bill. Hope you do now. Thank you.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Glad you like the recipe, Heidi. Thank you.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Thank you Devika.

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        Devika Primic 

        11 months ago

        I like garlic bread. It is easier with your recipe.

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        Heidi Thorne 

        11 months ago from Chicago Area

        Love garlic bread or the thicker Texas Toast. This sounds awesome! Happy Weekend!

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        Bill Holland 

        11 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Oddly I love garlic bread but I never seem to eat it. Thank you for the reminder.

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