French toast is a quick and easy breakfast staple, popular across the world.

A delicious, quick breakfast can be a great start to the day. Picture a beautiful spread of breakfast dishes such as toasted breads, jams, eggs, fruits, cereals and juices, isn’t it sure to brighten up your morning?! Toasted bread is one of the most common breakfast options because it is easy, quick and can be made into many other dishes such as French toast. It is nutritious, easy to make and delicious. But if you think French toast is really French? Turns out, French toast isn’t French but was actually originated in the Roman empire of 5th century AD. The Romans would dip their breads in the milk mixture, fry it in oil and butter, and enjoy it as a sweet dish. The addition of eggs came in later.

French toast is a made by dipping bread into a mixture of milk and eggs, and fried in oil. It is called “pain perdu” or “lost bread” in France even today. But what’s a breakfast in India without some spices? A little spin to the classic French toast with the spices can make for a tantalising affair. We’ve got a stellar recipe of masala cheese French toast that is easy, quick and too delicious to resist!

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In the recipe, slices of bread are first smothered with a herb paste that includes spring onions, basil, green chillies, coriander and chives. It is followed by spreading a sauce paste made with chilli tomato ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise over the slices. The bread slices, sandwiched with cheese slices, are then dipped in an egg mixture, and pan-fried in oil till cooked from both sides.

You can cut the spicy, cheesy French toast from middle and serve with some French fries on the side for breakfast.

Find the quick and easy masala cheese French toast recipe here.

Try it for your next breakfast and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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