Dahi Toast Recipe, A Desi French Toast Twist For An Easy Snack

In Indian cuisine, snacks play a significant role, offering a myriad of flavours and textures that tantalise the taste buds. Indian snacks are known for their diversity, from crispy samosas to spicy chaats and everything in between. Snacking well is not just about indulgence; it is about nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients between meals. One such delightful Indian snack that strikes a perfect balance between ease and deliciousness is Dahi Toast. Often considered the Indian version of French toast, Dahi Toast combines the goodness of bread, yoghurt, and spices, making it a delectable and nutritious option for snacking or even breakfast. Let's explore why it is important to snack well and delve into the joys of Dahi Toast.

Dahi Toast not only brings together the flavours of Indian cuisine but also offers several health benefits. Its protein content, probiotic properties, calcium, energy-boosting carbohydrates, fibre, and nutrient variety make it a well-rounded and nutritious breakfast option. By incorporating Dahi Toast into snack time, you can enjoy a delicious and wholesome meal that sets the tone for a productive day.

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  • 4 slices of bread (white, whole wheat, or multigrain)
  • 1 cup yoghurt (preferably thick)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, finely choppedṣ
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter or ghee for toasting


  • In a bowl, take the yoghurt and whisk it until smooth. Add the chopped onion, tomato, green chilli (if using), cumin powder, chaat masala, and salt. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Take a slice of bread and spread a generous amount of the yoghurt mixture evenly on one side of the bread.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or tawa over medium heat and add a little butter or ghee.
  • Place the bread slice with the yoghurt side facing down on the pan. Toast it for a few minutes until the bottom side turns golden brown and crispy.
  • While the first side is toasting, spread the yoghurt mixture on the other side of the bread slice.
  • Flip the bread slice carefully to toast the second side. Cook until it becomes golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining bread slices.
  • Once all the Dahi Toast slices are ready, transfer them to a serving plate.
  • Heat some oil and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves until they splutter anṣd then pour the tadka over the toast.
  • Serve the Dahi Toast hot as a delicious and healthy breakfast option. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a side of mint chutney or ketchup.