Pooja is getting her degree in history and loves cooking and creating veganised versions of her favourite foods.
This recipe is really special to me because I came up with it with my mum. We weren't sure how it would turn out. But from the first time we made it, it's come out amazing every time! It's so good that I just knew I had to share it! It's so easy, simple, fast, healthy and—best of all—vegan!
Another amazing thing about this recipe is that you can change it by adding different vegetables every time (or adding whatever's in your fridge at the moment!). That way, it will never get repetitive or boring.
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- 1 cabbage leaf
- 1 onion
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves
- 1/2 cup fenugreek leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Pinch asafoetida
- 1 1/2 cup gram flour
- 6 slices of bread
- Finely chop all the vegetables and mix with the flour and spices mentioned in the ingredients.
- Keep adding water until the mixture is not too thick or too watery.
- Cut the bread slices into triangles.
- Take one slice at a time and dip into the mixture until it's evenly coated.
- Add oil to a nonstick pan and start heating it over medium heat.
- Once the pan is hot, add the bread slices and cover the pan with a lid for a few minutes to make sure it cooks well.
- Flip the bread and let the other side cook until both sides are golden brown.
- Once both sides are golden brown, they are ready to be served. They taste best when they're still hot!
Here are some pictures so that you get an idea of what each step is supposed to look like and what the bread slices will look like once they're done!
Tips and Substitutions
- You can change the ingredients to your taste if you don't like any of the ingredients. For example, I use bell peppers, but you can use whichever vegetables you like!
- You can also skip the ingredients altogether and just use the flour and spices with water to coat the bread. It's completely up to you!
- You can also use whichever bread you like most!
- I usually eat them with vegan kimchi, but they also taste really good with ketchup, hot sauce or sriracha!
© 2018 Pooja
Pooja (author) on June 04, 2018:
Thank you so much and do let me know how it turns out!!
Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on June 04, 2018:
Wow, i am salivating just having read this and will try it soon! Thanks for posting and welcome to Hubpages!
Pooja (author) on June 03, 2018:
Yeah it's definitely a sort of vegan alternative to French toast. I really hope you enjoy it and let me know how it goes!!
Arthur Russ from England on June 03, 2018:
Thanks for the tips Pooja. It reminds me of a similar dish we do whereby we soak slices of bread in beaten eggs and then gently fry. So, I am familiar with the concept used in your dish and can imagine that it would be lush. I shall certainly have to give it a try, and experiment.