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Egg Toast Recipe (Egg & Bread Toast)

By Swasthi on August 10, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

This Egg Toast is super easy to make under 10 mins! It is filling, delicious and easily customizable. Egg Toast is a popular Indian street food that’s loved by everyone. If you haven’t tried this eggs & bread toast yet, you are missing on a simple delicious breakfast option. In this post I share the basic version made with pantry staples like bread, eggs, veggies, spices & herbs. You can also transform this to a cheesy toast if you want.

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About Egg Toast

Egg Toast is a simple dish of bread slices dipped in spiced egg & vegetable mixture and toasted to perfection. You are likely to find many different variations served as street food in Asian countries.

In India, you will see street vendors making these Egg Toast all day long and they are fast selling that everyone has to queue up waiting for their turn. It is also served in school and college canteens.

This Egg toast recipe uses a small amount of veggies like onions, tomatoes & optionally bell peppers. If you want to use veggies like mushrooms or spinach you may saute them first, cool and add to the beaten eggs.

Fresh herbs like coriander or parsley go well. Spices like Indian red chilli powder or paprika or chilli flakes add heat to your toast. You may substitute green chilies with black pepper.

Thick bread slices are best for this as you don’t want them to become too soft when cooked with the eggs.

My recipe shows you how to make a single serving of egg toast in a pan on the stovetop, if you are making it for the family you can easily make it in an oven following my instructions below in the recipe card.

Egg toast is eaten plain or sometimes with tomato ketchup. It can also be served with Masala Chai. If you want to serve it as a meal, Tomato Soup or this Sweet Corn Soup go well.

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How to make Egg Toast (Stepwise photos)


1. To a mixing bowl add

  • 3 tablespoons chopped onions (or 2 to 3 shallots or green onions)
  • 1 to 2 chopped green chilies or ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed
  • 1 sprig coriander leaves or parsley chopped fine
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ripe firm tomatoes (deseeded & chopped or bell peppers)
  • ¼ to 1/3 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 pinch of turmeric

Tomatoes lend a slight tang and get a melt in the mouth texture when cooked with the egg. If you do not like you can skip or replace with finely chopped bell peppers.

chopped veggies for bread toast with egg

2. Break the egg to the bowl.

beat egg with veggies for egg toast

3. Beat well with a fork or a egg beater.

egg veggie mixture for egg toast

Make the Egg Bread Toast

4. Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil or butter and spread it well.

heating pan with oil

5. When the pan is just hot enough, dip one side of the bread slice in egg. Do not over heat the pan. Dipping the entire bread at one time will leave the egg undercooked inside the bread. So just do one side first.

dipping bread in egg mixture for egg toast

6. Place it on the pan. You can fry 2 to 3 slices at one time. 2 slices for a medium egg and 3 slices for a large egg. Make sure the flame is adjusted to medium.

toasting bread with egg

7. When the egg is cooked, set them aside and pour the egg mixture to the pan. Allow it to cook a bit and cut in the center with the wooden spoon.

After the previous step, you can also pour the egg over the bread and then flip them. I do not prefer that way since it will mess up the pan while flipping and the egg remains undercooked on the sides. If you like that way, you can try. Make sure the egg is thoroughly cooked.

frying eggs on pan for egg toast

8. When it is almost cooked but still moist, place the cheese(optional) & bread slices over it. Press with the wooden spatula.

press egg toast with spatula

9. Flip it to the other side and make sure the egg is fully cooked on both sides. I also like to sprinkle some red chili powder for extra spice.

Making spicy egg toast on pan

Serve egg toast hot.

egg toast

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Recipe Card

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Egg Toast Recipe

This egg toast is super quick to make for breakfast or snack. This egg bread toast is a popular street food from India. It is lightly spiced and made with basic ingredients. 
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 slices bread (prefer thick slices)
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • ¼ to ⅓ salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons onion or 2 to 3 shallots or green onions – chopped finely
  • 1 green chilies chopped or ¼ teaspoon black pepper as needed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons tomato firm & ripe – deseeded & chopped or bell peppers
  • pinch turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves or parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (or chilli flakes -optional for sprinkling)
  • 1 to 2 slices cheese (optional) (mozzarella or any other)



  • Add chopped onions, chilies, tomatoes, coriander leaves, turmeric and salt to a bowl.
  • Break the egg and beat everything well.

How to make Egg Toast

  • Heat a pan with oil and spread it well.
  • Dip one side of the bread in the egg and place over the hot pan and cook until done.
  • Set the bread aside and pour the rest of the egg mixture to the pan. 
  • Cook it until slightly set and then place the cheese (optional), then the bread (untoasted side) over it and press.
  • Cook until the egg is completely cooked on both the sides.
  • Serve egg toast hot.

Egg Toast in Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 380 F or 160 C for at least 15 mins. Spread butter on one side of your bread and place them over a baking tray with the buttered side up.
  • Gently pour a few tablespoons of the egg mixture over the bread slices.
  • Place the tray in the middle rack and bake for 14 mins or until the eggs are thoroughly cooked through.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Egg Toast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 514mg22%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 33.2mg40%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Egg Toast Recipe (Egg & Bread Toast)

About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills.

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5 stars
One of the best and easy way to prepare kid’s lunch in the morning. Thank you!!

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very nice recipe , thank u


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So delicious, quick and healthy! I omitted cheese and used just enough oil to coat the pan (a few drops) but followed everything else exactly. I spread a little bit of sweet chilli sauce and squirted some low fat mayo on top after it was done. Thank you Swasthi:) One again, your recipe rocks – like all the rest I have tried. Love, Delia 🙂

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Thank u for all yr recipients. It is easy to follow bec we get all yr ingredients in chen and more over time saving. All way I have tried comes out very tasty.

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Thank you for your recipes, they are time saving easy and delicious, I always tell my daughter who is abroad to follow yours recipes. Thank you..

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Very easy, now I can make the recipes….. Thanks alot.

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It’s very easy to understand n cook your recipes esp.with images stepwise thank you

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Very nice

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Very nice

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very easy to cook.yummy n simple it

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Was just in Old Delhi and saw this being made street side. Are both sides of the bread dipped in egg or just one side. I can’t wait to try this. Looks delicious!

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Very easy to do thanks alot