Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Toast

Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Toast

The Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Toast recipe is delicious and spicy open sandwich (which have converted into closed sandwich for the convenience of eating) that is very popular dish in Bangalore. This recipe is a twist/my take on the Iyengar bakery Style Masala Toast recipe from my hometown, Bangalore !

I remember very clearly/vividly I used to visit the Iyengar bakery when we were staying in Vijayanagar, while I am coming back home from school. When the fresh Toast and Dil Pasand used to be served. Wow my mouth is watering…😊 I used to alternate them whenever my pocket money would permit. In those days it would cost pair of slice of toast 0.40 Paise and Rs 1.25 for Dil Pasand.

I’m pretty sure that they keep their recipes a closely guarded secret. What follows here is an attempt to recreate the same toast bread following on from recipes around the internet.

Serve the Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Toast as a breakfast/appetizer or a tea time snack or even pack them into the kids’ lunch box. My daughter loves it whenever its made, she demands to be made on the weekend so that she has enough time to eat it leisurely and to her heart content 😊.

Cuisine: Karnataka, Course: Breakfast/Snack, Diet: Vegetarian

Prep in: 25 mins I Cooks in: 15 mins


  •  6 Whole Wheat Bread, slices
  • 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 Onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 ½ Carrots, grated
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder.
  • Salt, to taste


  1. To begin making the Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Bread Recipe, we will first make the topping.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add onions, tomatoes and sauté until they are soft and then add carrot. As carrot does not require much time to cook, it tends to turn mushy if cooked over period of time.
  3. Add the salt, red chili powders and Coriander powder stir well to combine at low heat. Check the taste and adjust accordingly.
  4. The next step is the toast the bread. Grease and preheat a cast iron tawa over medium heat.
  5. Spread butter/ghee over one side of a slice of bread. Place the buttered side down on the heated skillet at medium heat. This step is to get a crisper bread
  6. Now spread the filling on the toasted side and Toast well on other side too, until the bread is browned and crisp. Remove from heat and toast the remaining breads the similar way.
  7. Arrange the toasted bread slices over the serving platter. Have arranged them like a sandwich for ease of eating.
  8. Have made some slices with cheese as per in house demand 😊…..!

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