Thursday, January 22, 2009

"French Toast" Recipe

This version of french toast is very different from the version we Americans grew up with. Instead of a sweet dish, this is a savory Kolkata street food version and very tasty as well.


3 pieces of bread

1- 2 eggs

3 small Thai chillis, cut crosswise into small pieces

Oil, enough to just cover bottom of pan(2 Tbsp)



Toast bread and cut in half diagonally. Starting with one egg, beat it in a bowl and add diced chillis, salt and pepper to taste to this. If egg is finished before all the bread is used up, add another egg.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Dip pieces of toast in egg and chilli mixture, soaking it well. When pan is heated, place egg- soaked toast into pan and cook until slightly browned. If you feel the uncooked side needs alittle bit more egg mixture, drizzle it on as needed. Flip toast over and brown on other side. You may add more chillis if you like it hotter.



  1. This reminds me of Aditya's family's "Egg roll" dish - which is sort of an omelet with onion, spices, chillies, and hot sauce all wrapped up in a paratha.