Skip to main content

How to Make Garlic Bread Toast on a Tawa

Rajan writes to share his knowledge of health, yoga, pranayama, alternative therapies, natural remedies, food recipes, and more.

Homemade garlic bread toast

Homemade garlic bread toast

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.

The Secret to Perfect Garlic Toast

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.

Scroll to Continue

Read More From Delishably

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 timeCook timeReady inYields

8 min

12 min

20 min

Serves two people


  • 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


  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

© 2018 Rajan Singh Jolly

Related Articles