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Savory French Toast with chai
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4.84 from 6 votes

Vegan French Toast

Made with gram flour, onions & warming spices like turmeric & chili, these 10 min savory french toast are a must-try for a quick meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 155kcal



  • ¼ cup besan fine gram flour
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • oil for cooking
  • 2 bread slices hearty white or other firm bread **


  • Add besan to a wide mixing bowl. Break any lumps. Add half of the water and mix well to form a smooth paste and then add the remaining water to make a flowy batter. Add salt, turmeric, green chili, ginger and garlic paste, onions, and cilantro. Mix well. Optimally stir in red chili flakes for extra spice.
  • Dip one sliced bread in the batter and press down with a spoon so the bread soaks the batter. Turn the bread over gently, press down and spoon over some batter on the top side.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet at medium heat and spread 1 teaspoon of oil. Place the soaked bread slice on the skillet and spread over 1 to 2 spoonfuls of batter on top. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the bottom side is golden brown.
  • Carefully flip over the bread and cook on the other side for 3 to 4 minutes. Add a teaspoon of oil to the sides of the bread.
  • Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the second slice of bread. Enjoy hot with ketchup, green chutney or sriracha sauce, and ginger chai.



Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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