a crispy toasted bread with a tasty toppings of few vegetables and semolina mixture
Any dish using bread are always liked by all of us. 2-3 years back, I had come across this Rava Toast in a cookery TV show. And since then this rava toast is a common affair for me. I prepare this dish as per my convenience and always love to add few veggies. This rava toast is completely vegetarian and comes under open toast category. I had recently shared another semolina based recipe as Savory Bundt Cake, do check that and if preparing for kids, simply omit the green chilies.
What are the ingredients here ?
- Bread slice – Any kind of breads like white, brown, whole wheat, multigrain pair well here. I have used white one as that was in my kitchen pantry.
- Sooji – I have picked the fine variety sooji / semolina / rava. If you do not have fine variety then simply grind a bit the regular semolina in a grinder jar.
- Vegetables – I have picked onions, tomatoes, carrot, bell pepper here. Any other vegetables like cabbage, beetroot, spinach, cucumber etc can be added. But all these should be in finely chopped or grated form, so that these can be easily cooked.
- Coriander leaf– This is optional but adds a nice flavor.
- Green chili– Few finely chopped green chilies can be used as per the spiciness desired. I have skipped here.
- Yogurt – Always prefer to pick the fresh curd / yogurt (do check how to make curd easily at home). Else there will be a sour tatse in the toast. This helps to bind all the ingredients easily.
- Salt– add as per the taste.
- Oil– I have picked oil here to toast the bread slices. Butter or even ghee can be opted.
- Water– This is optional. Add very little if mixing everything results into a thick paste.
Making procedure of this rava toast :
First in a mixing bowl take semolina (sooji), curd, finely chopped onion, finely chopped bell pepper, finely chopped tomatoes, finely chopped coriander leaves, grated carrot and salt. Using a spoon everything is mixed to get a paste type texture. If the mixture looks too thick then 1-2 tbsp of water can be added. Everything is again mixed and the bowl is kept aside with a cover for 5-6 minutes.
After that around 1 tbsp of this semolina mixture is spread over one side of a bread slice evenly using a spoon or butter knife.
Meanwhile a tawa / griddle is heated and greased with oil. The bread slice is then placed on the tawa with the topping side down. Over low-medium heat it is allowed to cook till the toppings look slightly light brown in color.
Then the bread slice is flipped and the other side is allowed to toasted till nicely crisp. The toasted rava toast is then transfer to a plate.
Similarly with remaining sooji mixture and bread slices some more rava toasts are prepared. Depending upon the size of tawa and bread slice, 2-3 bread slices can be cooked at a time.
💡FEW TIPS TO MAKE PERFECT CRISPY RAVA TOAST :
- Do not keep the topping on bread slices for longer time before toasting. Put the semolina mixture on the bread slice and immediately toast it, else the bread will get soggy.
- Always keep the heat on low-medium, else the slices will burn instead of well toasted.
- Do not spread the semolina mixture too thick. Otherwise the toast will not turn crispy and also remain uncooked from the middle.
- Keep all the vegetables finely chopped so that these will stick to the bread slices easily.
Dietary note :
✔ Easy and quick
✔ Can be Vegan if prefer to use vegan yogurt
✔ Kids friendly
Serving suggestion :
The whole preocess is quite simple, easy and quick to make. These rava toasts are perfect to serve in the morning breakfast / evening tea time snack option. Using some ketchup / any chutneys like coriander chuteny / mint-coariander chutney these pair well. If some leftover breads are there, then this recipe is a nice choice to use those left over bread slices.
For kids tiffin box, this fits really perfect. But do keep in mind to first cool the rava toasts and after that only pack in the tiffin box. If it is packed in the box in hot / warm stage, then it may turn soggy. This recipe is quite common at my place and we love to have this in the breakfast menu most time. When there is a hurry, then this surely comes as a rescue. Just mix everything, top the bread slices and toast over a tawa / griddle, Voila ! The delightful dish is ready to go 😉So do make this easy peasy semolina toast / rave toast / sooji toast and give a new addition in the breakfast / snack menu !
The event related to this post :
Monday is here again and the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided the 252th theme as ‘Munchkin Meal‘ which is suggested by Narmadha this time. Her blog is loaded with many veg and non-veg Indian recipes as well as others from around the globe, do check her healthy Veggie Whole Wheat Pizza. Well for the theme she suggested to make any healthy dish which we could feed the kids easily particularly fussy eaters and that may be any kind of meal. So here I have come up with this Rava Toast using semolina / rava / sooji, some vegetables and contributed for the theme.
Now let’s go through how to make “Rava Toast” at home 👇
Video procedure of this “Rava Toast / Semolina Toast” :
: Recipe Card :
Rava Toast | Semolina Toast | Sooji Toast
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 25 M
a crispy toasted bread with a tasty toppings of few vegetables and semolina mixture
- Bread slice 5-6 no.
- Sooji (semolina) 1/2 cup
- Onion (finely chopped) 1/4 cup
- Tomato (finely chopped) 1/4 cup
- Carrot (grated) 1/4 cup
- Bell pepper (capsicum) (finely chopped) 1/4 cup
- Coriander leaf (finely chopped) 1-2 tbsp
- Yogurt 1/2 cup
- Salt as needed
- Oil as needed
- Water as needed
- In a mixing bowl take semolina (sooji), curd, finely chopped onion, carrot, bell pepper, tomatoes, coriander leaves and salt.
- Mix everything to get a paste type texture.
- Add little water (1-2 tbsp) if the mixture looks too thick and mix again.
- Cover the bowl and keep aside for 10-12 minutes.
- Now take a bread slice and put 1 tbsp of sooji mixture on one side.
- Spread evenly using a spoon or butter knife.
- Heat a tawa / griddle and grease with oil.
- Place the bread slice on the tawa with the topping side down.
- Allow to cook over low-medium heat till the toppings look slightly light brown in color.
- Flip the bread slice and cook the other side till nicely crisp and toasted well.
- Transfer to a plate.
- Similarly make with remaining sooji mixture and bread slices.
- Depending upon the size of tawa and bread slice, 2-3 bread slices can be cooked at a time.
- Serve immediately as it is or cut into half with some ketchup / any other desired chutney !
Some finely chopped green chilies can be added. For serving kids, simply skip this addition.
Instead of oil, butter can used to make these toasts.
Any kind of breads like white, brown, whole wheat, multigrain pair well here.
Always keep the heat on low-medium, else the slices will burn.
Ginger can be added in grated form. I forgot to add while preparing.
Do not keep the topping on bread slices for longer time before toasting. Put the semolina mixture on the bread slice and immediately toast it, else the bread will get soggy.
Do not spread the semolina mixture too thick. Otherwise the toast will not turn crispy and also remain uncooked from the middle.
1-2 pinch of red chili powder can be added, skip if serving to kids. I have not added.
Keep all the vegetables finely chopped so that these will stick to the bread slices easily.
Sooji, rava, curd, yogurt, onion, carrot, bell pepper, tomato, bread, easy snack, vegetarian breakfast, kids recipe, Open toast
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Rava toast looks too delectable . Simple recipe and can be whipped up without much pre preparation. Loved your photography
Such a wonderful breakfast or snack option not only for kids but adults..healthy, tasty and crunchy. Rava Toast look so so inviting.
The rava toast look crispy and absolutely delicious! Great way to sneak in some veggies into kids' diets. 🙂 I'm sure my little daughter would love these.
We love rava toast asthey are such a fuss free breakfast. Sometimes I do add malai instead of curd and make this rava toast. I just love how beautifully you present amd photograph the food.
loving , loving, loving this dish 🙂 my last attempt with rava toast wasnt satrisfactory.. I will try this method… what fab pics too, Sasmita 🙂
Semolina toast looks very tempting, surely kids love to have it anytime mainly after coming from school. Loved your version rava toast with lots of veggies, will try it.
I'm just loving those tempting toast. We just had them last to last weekend, and your looking so so inviting. my mouth is watering now. lovely pictures too.
Sooji toasts look so inviting Sasmita.. a wholesome breakfast or evening snack option for entire family.. kids will definitely love this with tomato ketchup and their favourite shake.
Loved your presentation and click Sasmita. I love rawa toast so its a regular breakfast dish in my home. Your looks so inviting. Not only kids but adults also love these crispy tasty toast in breakfast or evening snack.
Sooji toast looks too tempting. Looks so colorful with lot of veggies. Such a beautiful capture as always
I think even i had watched the show n I used to make this rava toast on a regular basis. You remind me of my kids being small n demanding this rava toast. Now that you have reminded me I can make it for breakfast day after.