Egg Toast Recipe (Egg & Bread Toast)

Updated: December 25, 2023, By Swasthi

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.

Egg Toast



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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Photo Guide

How to make Egg Toast (Stepwise photos)

Preparation

1. Here are the ingredients you need for this recipe

  • 2 to 4 thick slices of bread (preferably dense)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onions (or shallots or green onions)
  • 3 tablespoons ripe firm tomatoes (deseeded & chopped or red bell peppers)
  • 1½ tablespoons coriander leaves (cilantro) or 1 tbsp fresh parsley fine chopped
  • 1 chopped green chili (optional, deseeded for low heat)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 pinch chili flakes or ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed
  • 1 pinch 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 leave our or replace with finely chopped bell peppers.

3. Beat the eggs well with a fork. If you want you may add 2 tablespoons of milk.

4. Add the onion, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander leaves or parsley. Sprinkle salt, turmeric and pepper or chili flakes over the rest of the dry ingredients.

5. Whisk well until frothy and well combined.

beaten eggs

Make the Egg Bread Toast

6. Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil or butter and spread it well. Do not over heat the pan. When the pan is just hot enough (not smoky hot), dip the bread slice in the prepared egg mixture.

dip bread in egg mixture

6. Place it on the pan. You can fry 2 to 3 slices at one time. Make sure the flame is adjusted to medium hot.

toast the egg bread

7. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, meanwhile pour some of the egg mixture on top of the bread slices and immediately turn the bread slices to the other side.

pour egg mixture over the bread

8. Press down the bread slices with a spatula and cook until the egg is fully cooked. If you are left with a little more egg mixture and don’t want to use more bread, simply pour a few tablespoons of egg mixture over the slice in the pan and turn it again to cook.

toasting the egg dipped bread

9. Lastly make sure the egg is cooked well on both the sides.

toasted bread with egg

Serve Egg Toast hot or warm.

Egg Toast Recipe

Pro Tips

  • The egg mixture will make enough for 3 to 4 bread slices if you use 2 large eggs. However that may change and you may run short of the mixture due to the kinds and texture of bread used.
  • It is essential to use dense and thick slices of bread so they don’t get soggy when dipped in the egg mixture. Too soft, too fresh and delicate breads won’t go well in this egg toast.
  • Make sure you cook the eggs well while toasting, pressing down the bread with a spatula.
  • Bread that has been sitting idle for a few days is best for this recipe.
  • Avoid overcooking or toasting on a very high heat as this alters the flavor of eggs.
  • Onions remain crunchy in the toast, adding texture while the tomatoes impart a slight tang and they become soft. If you do not prefer softer tomatoes, simply replace with tiny cubes of red bell peppers.

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Recipe Card

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Egg Toast Recipe

5 from 101 votes
This flavorful and addictive egg toast is a popular food from the streets of India. Make it under 10 minutes for a quick breakfast or snack.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings1 to 2
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 to 4 slices bread (depending on the size, prefer thick slices)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon oil or unsalted butter
  • ¼ salt (adjust to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons onion or shallots or green onions – chopped finely
  • 3 tablespoons tomato firm & ripe – deseeded & chopped or red bell peppers
  • 1 green chili chopped (optional, deseeded for low heat)
  • tablespoon coriander leaves or 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
  • 1 pinch turmeric (optional)
  • 1 pinch chili flakes (or black pepper, adjust to taste)


Instructions

Preparation

  • Break the eggs to a mixing bowl and whisk them well with a fork.
  • Add chopped onions, chilies, tomatoes & coriander leaves. Sprinkle, turmeric, salt and chili flakes over the dry ingredients. Whisk well until frothy.

How to make Egg Toast

  • Heat a pan with oil or butter on a medium heat and spread it well.
  • Dip a bread slice in the egg mixture to coat on both the sides. Place it over the hot pan. You can cook 2 to 3 slices at one time depending on the size of your bread and pan. (check video)
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of egg mixture on top of each bread slice and let cook until the base is firm.
  • Turn the bread slices to the other side and cook, pressing down with a spatula. If you are left with a little more egg mixture & don't want to use more bread, you may pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture on each (already cooked toast) and cook further.
  • Serve Egg Toast hot or warm.

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.


Video

Watch Egg Toast Video

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Egg Toast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 494IU10%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This post was first published in March 2016, updated and republished in December 2023.

About Swasthi

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5 stars
This egg toast is representative of the Indian street food we enjoy during our trips to India. Thank you for sharing how to make it. It tastes delicious and better than what we ate before.
Suzy & Naksh

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Thank you for creating this blog. I am a student learning to cook and your recipes have been of great help. Is there a reason you don’t add cheese to this? I love mine with a slice of mozzarella. Please share more simple recipes like this under 15 to 20 mins.

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Fast and perfect healthy breakfast that my family always loves. This egg toast is a lazy breakfast on rotation & we make it often with a handful of sautéed spinach. My family needs more variety like this.

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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

Nice

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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.

Wooooo its really good

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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..

Very easy to understand thanks I will try it

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Have you tasted it?

Love all your recipes. Easy to do . Thank you . Easy to understand.

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

Very nice

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Very nice

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very easy to cook.yummy n simple recipes.love 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