If there ever was a breakfast number that I could call my very own, this would have to be it. I have always loved cookbooks and I treat Tarla Dalal as my foster mother. I've learnt as much from her as I have from Amma. Though I have never met her, I think I may love her almost as much as I love Amma for teaching me so much that I know.
One of the books of Tarla Dalal's that we've owned for a long time (I can't remember which) has a recipe for Chilli Cheese Toast. I tried this and we all loved it. I decided to experiment a little bit with the dish and slowly added ingredients of my own. I make it as a special breakfast dish on weekends and when I have someone visiting. My cousin, Priyakka, who doesn't eat capsicum has no option but to eat them when I make this. I chop the veggies so fine that if she started to pick the pieces, she'd be eating the dish for dinner.
This morning, I decided to make this for several reasons.
1. It is a Saturday.
2. I had a lot of left over vegetables.
3. My husband, S, is back after a week long trip and I wanted to make something nice.
4. I wanted to send in my signature breakfast dish to Trupti at The Spice Who Loved Me for WBB # 12 : Spice it Up!
1/2 each of Red, Yellow and Green Capsicum, finely chopped
1/4 cup Mushrooms, finely chopped
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
3 pods of Garlic, finely chopped
1/4 tsp each of Basil and Parsley
1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Flour
3/4 cup Milk
1-2 cubes or slices of Cheese, chopped or grated
Salt to taste
6-8 slices of Toast
Melt the butter in a pan and add the chopped garlic and the onions and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the chopped capsicum and fry for a few more minutes. (This looked so colourful that I had to take a picture!)
Add the mushrooms and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the parsley, basil and chilli flakes. Add the flour to the vegetable mixture and pur the milk into this after the flour has fried for 2-3 minutes. Add the cheese and salt and mix well till the mixture thickens.
Spread this on Toast and enjoy it on a weekend morning. You can also spread this on bread and grill it for a few minutes till it browns. This spread can also be used as a stuffing for grilled sandwiches. Or you can just put some on top of Monaco biscuits and make it yummy finger food.
LOL @ yout foster mother!
I have at aleast 10 books fron TD too.Breakfast looks good Raaga.Beautiful color.Enjoy:)
breakfast looks yum, this is my fav too, i also add corn! wish i cud just pick it up right now :)
Yeah Asha... I keep buying her books and visiting her site.
Richa: I thought of corn last morning too, I don't usually add it... but since my yellow capsicum was bright enough, I decided it was enough.
Trupti: I wanted it to be special!! I usually just put green capsicum and green chilli... made it colourful with more herbs this time.
Thanks all of you. With such support, I will be a regular :)
hi raaga - chilli cheese toast from TD is a favorite of mine and my husband's too. I've never actually tried putting other stuff because I love this so much - but chilli flakes, corn and mushrooms sound awesome. gonna try it kandippa
hi raaga, really liked your recipe. pics are colorful too.
@Arundathi: I should go back and try the original sometime... tomorrow maybe :)
@ToM: Even I found the dish so colourful that I had to take pictures :) Thanks :)
That looks very beautiful and tasty. will try it sometime. the crackers are good for parties right?
@Sharmi: Thanks. Yes, they'll be a super duper hit at parties :)
Hi Raaga, you have a nice blog here...and this recipe is so colourful...very nice..
Send as many entries you like!!!
Sorry for the delayed reply, things have become busy for me lately....
A nice entry Raaga. Tks for visiting my blog. Will keep visiting here. Viji
@Srivalli: Thanks :)
@Trupti: If I manage to make it in time, I will send it out :)
@Viji:I'm sure you'll find interesting stuff here. Keep visiting.
AAH!!!!! I can eat this on and on and on...... thats is so awesome!!!! Very delicious breakfast!!!! :) Like richa said.... corn would be good too. :)
@Coffee:My mom adds carrot as well sometimes. Variety is definitely the spice of life!
Hi Raaga, I tried this spread for my morning brkfast, it was yummm... .......
@ToM: This is great news. :) I am glad you enjoyed it.
Hi raaga, first time on your blog. love the recipe and agree about TD. i own a couple of her boooks too.
Glad you sent us this link to our post aout Tarlaji...her recipes are really a treasure. I really liked your Trilcolor picture of veggies...very nice.
Been a great fan of your blog for a while... but this is the first dish I tried :P. Turned out yummy... was praised for this tasty breakfast today :) Thanks for the recipe!
Nithya: Glad you liked it :)
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