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Egg toast recipe | Egg bread toast | Bread toast with egg

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

Egg toast or egg bread toast recipe made with eggs, bread, onions, chilies and herbs. Egg toast is one of the most popular street foods from India. It is very much eaten in all regions as a breakfast or fast food. There are so many ways it is made with cheese, with lots of spice powders etc. I have shared a basic version here. You can easily tweak it to suit your taste.

egg toast

Egg toast is eaten across the world and is prepared in numerous ways. Egg in a hole, french toast etc are some world popular recipes. This Indian egg toast is unique and many in India call it a savory french toast.

This is a super quick recipe and can be made just in 10 mins. It is best served hot and eaten plain with out any accompaniment.

In India people love masala chai with this egg toast. However you can also eat it with some ketchup or your favorite sauce or dip.

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1. Chop 2 to 3 shallots or a small onion, 1 to 2 green chilies (replace with pepper for kids), coriander leaves and deseeded tomatoes. Add them to a bowl along with salt, turmeric and cumin (optional). 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

How to make egg toast

4. Heat a pan with oil 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 raw inside. 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 under cooked 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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Egg toast

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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Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Ingredients for egg toast

  • 2 slices bread (prefer brown bread)
  • 1 egg
  • salt to taste
  • 1 small onion or 2 to 3 shallots – chopped finely
  • 1 green chilies chopped or pepper as needed
  • 1 small tomato firm & ripe – chopped
  • pinch turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves or any fresh herbs (chopped)
  • 2 tsps oil or butter
  • red chili powder (optional for sprinkling)
  • 1 slice cheese (optional) (mozzarella or any other)


Preparation for egg toast

  • 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 done on both the sides.
  • Serve egg bread toast hot.

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
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 | Bread toast with egg

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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.

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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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

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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