Garam Masala French Style Toast

A classic French Toast with an Indian twist!

A classic French Toast with an Indian twist!

My breakfasts are often on-the-go but when I do have time to whip something up, I often prefer a more spiced meal than the regular cheese sandwich.

This Indian spiced “French Toast” is flavoured with garam masala, turmeric and Nigella seeds (black cumin). For crunch I’ve added some red onion, fresh chilies and a load of fresh coriander. Now, I know some of you dislike coriander so feel free to tweak my recipe to your own preference. You can add parsley instead of coriander or use shallots instead of red onion. Play around with ingredients and use this recipe as a guideline to make the most wicked Garam Masala French Toast!

The toasts are lovely on their own, but I like to dip my bread or smear something on it because I’ve used quite a lot of spices. You can enjoy these toasts with some Ketchup or a mint/yoghurt sauce but I prefer to eat them with a layer of mayonnaise. Sounds crazy? I promise you will enjoy this and cool down your palate at the same time.

My Desi toast will surely wake you up in the morning.

My Desi toast will surely wake you up in the morning.

Garam Masala French Style Toast

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Total: 15 min

  • Vegetables


NOTE: this recipe is for one person. Double the quantities for more portions.

- 3 slices of brown/white bread
- 3 eggs (medium size)
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped (use as much as you like. I love onion)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion/Nigella seed (optional)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 red chili, finely chopped (use as much as you like)
- fresh coriander leaves chopped (I’ve used 3 tbsp of coriander but you can add 1 tbsp or leave it out if you dislike the flavour)
- 1tbsp butter + 1tbsp olive oil for frying (I’ve used a combination of both)
- salt to taste

- chili powder/red chili flakes
- fresh coriander


  1. Beat the eggs into a bowl and add all the ingredients (except for the butter and olive oil).

  2. Heat up a pan and add the butter and olive oil to it.

  3. Dip the bread in the egg mixture and scoop some of the onions on the
    bread until the bowl is empty. Cook for 2/3 minutes on both sides until the egg is cooked and golden

  4. Place the pieces of bread on some kitchen towel paper and then sprinkle with some extra chili powder/chili flakes and fresh coriander (all optional).

    You can serve these toasts with some ketchup, yoghurt mint sauce or my favourite: some good old mayonnaise. Either way, serve hot and enjoy!

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