Gram Flour Toast

15 Mar

Besan bread

Let me preface this by explaining that gram flour (also known as besan) is a flour made from ground chickpeas. While it is commonly used in Indian cooking, I admittedly don’t use it very often. It has a wide variety of applications, and is particularly handy when you have a minor crisis and need to fix a meal pronto. For example, I made gram flour toast last weekend only after realizing that I ran out of eggs. B and I were hungry for a gourmet, albeit easy-to-make breakfast, which can be challenging without using eggs in some way. I fortunately had a jar of long-forgotten gram flour and created this little gem of a breakfast. It requires a few simple ingredients, is simple and quick to prepare, and is quite satisfying. This recipe is a great addition to your morning routine if a) you ran out of eggs like I did or b) don’t eat eggs or c) want to add some variety to your breakfast (or any meal) regimen.

Enjoy the toast with ketchup or cilantro chutney on the side.


4 bread slices

1/2 cup gram flour

1 tbsp chopped onions

1 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves

1/2 tsp chopped green chillis

2 tsp salt

Water to make pancake batter-like consistency


Cut each bread slice diagonally into 2 pieces. Set aside.

Mix remaining ingredients and stir batter well until lumps are gone. Dip each bread piece into batter until thoroughly coated. Heat a greased gridle or a cast iron skillet. Place bread onto pan and heat both sides until the bread is well cooked and golden brown.

Enjoy with ketchup or chutney.

Original recipe here has been slightly adapted.

3 Responses to “Gram Flour Toast”

  1. kavita March 15, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    bread pakoray! my favorite! look forward to your posts :)


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