Bakery Style Carrot Bread Toast By Makepotato

Bakery Style Carrot Bread Toast – A quick after-school snack for your kiddos

Carrot Bread Toast is a quintessential Bangalore delicacy available at local “Iyengar” bakeries – the dish is a simple piece of toast topped with a spicy carrot masala!

Carrot Bread Toast

Carrot Toast is a classic bakery delicacy with a slice of toasted bread with a spiced carrot topping prepared with spices and herbs.

If you live in Bangalore, I am sure you’ve had an “Iyengar Bakery” close to your home. As for me, who’s a Bangalorean, I grew with this Carrot Toast. I have fond memories of the time I used to cycle from school or walk home from the bus stop. I could smell this carrot toast from a mile away.

Bakery Style Carrot Toast By Makepotato

Ingredients to make Carrot Bread Toast

Bread – For this recipe, you can use any bread from a local bakery. They make these classic carrot bread toast on a square piece of toast, but the choice is totally up to you.

Carrots – You can use the local variety or the slightly sweeter variety of Ooty carrots – both options will work. Grate 4 medium-sized carrots to make four carrot toasts.

Onions – One small onion, finely chopped or thinly sliced, is what I have used for this recipe.

Green chillies – Depending on how spicy you want the toast to be, you can add as many. I would recommend to use less green chillies since we will be adding several spice powders that also have heat/spice in them.

Curry leaves and Coriander leaves – You can use either or both of them. It enhances the flavours when you use both the leaves.

Spices – The spice powders are the major flavour drivers to this carrot masala. You can use red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder in equal but small quantities. Add sufficient salt to season your carrot masala.

Butter – You need butter to toast the bread.

Cooking Oil and Mustard seeds – You will need one tablespoon of cooking oil (any neutral flavoured oil will do) and one teaspoon of mustards seeds.

How to make Carrot Bread Toast

Wash, peel and grate all the carrots and keep aside. Finely chop the onions and cut the green chillies into long strips. Wash and finely chop coriander leaves as well.

Place a pan on medium heat and add some cooking oil. Once the oil is warm, add some mustard seeds and allow them to sputter.

Next, add the green chillies and onions. Saute the onion until the onions look soft. Next, add all the spice powders you are going to use and give it a mix. Add 1/4 cup of water to provide a medium for the spice powders to cook in.

Next, add the grated carrot to the pan and give it a good mix. Carrots cook really fast, so it should take less than two minutes until the carrots get soft. Once the carrots are soft, turn off the flame. The carrot masala is ready.

To a slice of bread, smear a pat of butter. On the other side, place 2-3 tablespoons of the carrot masala. Place the buttered side of the bread on a warm pan and allow it to toast. Press down on the carrots so that they stick to the bread.

Once the bottom browns slightly, flip the toast so that the carrot side of the bread gets slightly toasted. Gently flip back and remove it to a serving plate. Repeat the process for the rest of the slices. Your carrot bread toast is ready.

Shelf Life and Storage

It is recommended to eat carrot bread toast immediately. But if you do want to store and eat, you can make the carrot masala and put it in the fridge. You may make the toast as and when you feel like it. The carrot masala will be good in the fridge for a couple of days.

Variations in Carrot Bread Toast

By adding several other vegetables, you can make the taste of the carrot masala much tastier. Some bakeries add capsicum (bell peppers) to the masala. You can even add paneer or toasted peanuts to the carrot mixture.

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Bakery Style Carrot Bread Toast By Makepotato

Bakery Style Carrot Toast

Carrot Bread Toast is a quintessential Bangalore delicacy available at local "Iyengar" bakeries – the dish is a simple piece of toast topped with a spicy carrot masala!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Evening Snacks
Cuisine Karnataka
Servings 2 people


  • 4 Carrots grated
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli slit vertically
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Grate the carrots, finely chop the onions, slit the green chilli and finely chop the coriander leaves. Keep all the ingredients ready.
  • Place a pan on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
  • Next, add the curry leaves, green chillies and onions. Sauté until the onions are soft.
  • Add all the spices, mix well and add a tablespoon or two of water for the masalas to cook.
  • Next add the grated carrots, mix well. Adjust salt according to your taste.
  • Carrot takes less than two minutes to cook, once it looks soft, turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Your Carrot filling is ready.
  • Take a slice of bread and scoop 2-3 tablespoons of the carrot masala. Fill it to the edges.
  • Place a tawa on medium heat, add a pat of butter. Place the slice of bread with the carrot mixture on top of the butter.
    Allow for that side to toast while pressing the carrot masala into the bread.
  • Now, flip the bread to the carrot masala side and allow it to toast for 30 seconds.
  • Flip the carrot toast again and make sure the carrot stays on top of the bread. Repeat for the other slices of bread.
  • Your Bakery Style Carrot bread toast it ready!
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