Summer time and strawberries. The scent of fresh strawberries is intoxicating – have you noticed? We tend to eat them fresh, make Strawberry Icecream, we might bake them, they might go into a salad, or we blitz them into a lassi or frappe or smoothie. Occasionally we make strawberry jam.
But today we are having a special breakfast, making an Indian version of French Toast (no eggs involved), that is topped with slightly baked strawberries. The toast is encased in a sweet, cinnamon flavoured, chickpea flour batter, and is topped with baked strawberries. You can make the same French Toast and serve with strawberry jam – that is pretty good too.
Similar recipes include Baked Strawberries, Strawberries with Lemon, and Strawberries with Sticky Balsamic.
Browse all of our Strawberry recipes, and all of our Toasties. Or explore our easy Early Summer dishes.
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Bhurji are pan-fried Indian vegetable dishes that are not quite dry, but not really wet dishes. They are dry yet damp dishes. The best known Bhurji is made with eggs and is somewhat like scrambled eggs. But we don’t cook with eggs, so the Bhurji that we make are pure vegetarian. They are similar to the Thoran of Kerala and Poriyal of Tamil Nadu. Bhurji is an Andhra dish.
This one is made with greens and sweetcorn, with spices. Spinach and Sweetcorn is a loved combination in India – the sweetness of the corn playing nicely with the spices against the slight bitterness of the spinach. This dish can be served as it is, a perfect side dish to a meal. Or serve it with cumin rice or some roti for a snack. It is also very very good as a filling for Toasties – Indian style toasted sandwiches. Use it as a filling with some cheese and perhaps sliced tomato.
Are you after similar recipes? Try Potato Bhaji, Sweetcorn Sundal, Spinach Thoran, Cabbage Thoran, and Spinach Poriyal. You might also like Baby Sweetcorn and Green Bean Soup.
Browse all of our Thorans and Poriyals. Try our Spinach dishes and our Sweetcorn recipes. Our Indian recipes are here and our Indian Essentials here. Or explore our Late Winter dishes.
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After a seasonal slow start to the tomato season this past Summer (poor setting of flowers all over Adelaide), as I write this in late, late Summer, they are ripening in abundance. How special that is – teeny little cherry tomatoes and little egg shaped ones, juiced, cooked, made into salads. Yum.
This salad, another from Bittman as I journey through his 101 salads, is a wonder – a toasted sandwich made into croutons, then mixed with the classic tomato and basil salad. How good is that! Combining 3 loves – basil, tomatoes and cheese toasties. I have added some green tomatoes to the salad, as I love their tang and use them whenever I can.
Are you looking for Tomato Salad inspiration? Try Tomato and Walnut Salad with Pomegranate Dressing, Tomato and Lettuce Salad with Lemon, My Mother’s Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Tomato Salad with Marjoram, and Tomato and Peach Salad.
Or are you looking for general Tomato recipes? Try Santorini Style Tomato Patties, Baked Tomato Pasta Sauce, and a Light Summery Tomato and Potato Soup (from India).
Have a look at our Toastie Sandwiches. All of our Tomato Salad Recipes are here, and the complete compendium of Tomato dishes are here. Would you like to browse all of our Salads? Or spend some time to explore our Late Summer dishes.
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A spicy toastie filled with paneer and tomato.
Bread doesn’t actually see the light of day very much in this household. It makes an occasional appearance, for guests, or for some recipe we are making. This week, as we had bread left over from that occasional appearance, we turned to Indian Toasties. This time, it is Paneer Toast.
Are you looking for snacks? Try here and here. You might like our Toasties. Or browse our Indian recipes here and here. You might like our Autumn recipes here and here.
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Sandwiches are serious business in India as snacks and street foods.
You have to love a country that is serious about its sandwiches. Italy with its open sandwich type bruschettas, laden with seasonal ingredients. France with their bountiful baguettes, and India with its spicy mixtures stuffed between layers of bread and often coated with chickpea batter before pan toasting or frying. India has a commitment to sandwiches as serious snacks and street food.
Browse the Toastie recipes here. Are you after snack recipes? Try here and here. Or browse our Indian recipes here and here. Explore our easy Autumn recipes here and here.
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Nostalgic mushrooms on toast
Such a classic dish, Mushrooms on Toast. Breakfast, lunch, snacks or a quick dinner, the humble mushroom steps in.
Are you looking for Mushroom dishes? Try Achari Mushrooms, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s Slow Cooked Creamy Mushrooms, Mushroom Curry with Yoghurt-Tomato Sauce, and Mushrooms a la Grecque.
Try some other Breakfast dishes – Easy Summery Breakfast and Brunch Ideas, Baked Figs with Thyme, Rice Flakes with Tamarind, Coconut and Jaggery, and Butter Glazed Apples.
Browse all of our mushroom dishes, or check out our snacks here. All of our Breakfast dishes are here. Or take some time to explore our Early Spring recipes.
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Goodness from Bill’s in Sydney
A delicious snack, filling and comforting, for a day when you are snuggled up on the couch reading a book, or perhaps before you rush off to the next football game. They are great for breakfast or brunch too.
You might like to browse our snacks here and here, or perhaps you are after cheese recipes. Try all of our Toasties. Or explore our easy Autumn recipes here and here.
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Indian sandwiches are serious business, taking as much time and attention as some other dishes.
Indian sandwiches and toasties are serious business. Australia is different. Here, we throw sandwiches together quickly, little preparation is involved, they are quick solutions to satisfying hunger at home, work, school or on the road, on a picnic or at the beach.
In India, the fillings are constructed with as much thought and preparation as any other meal. Ingredients are made, other ingredients are sautéed, some are cooked, and then they all come together with chilli for a delicious meal-in-a-sandwich.
Enjoy this one. It is delicious.
You might also like to try Tawa peas, Bhajji, or Bean Paruppu Usili. Browse all Indian snacks here. or just the Sandwiches and Toasties. Or be inspired by our Autumn dishes here and here.
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