Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cream 'n Crunch Toasts

This is a lovely variation to the usual sandwiches and makes for a yummy breakfast. Since the veggies are grated or chopped very small, the cooking time is really fast and yet they retain a slight crunch. Any cheese would work but since I only had cream cheese, I used that and the creamy contrast to the crisped up toasts was great.


CREAMY VEGGIE TOAST


Ingredients:
Whole wheat bread - 5 to 6 slices
Carrot - 1 small, grated (about half cup)
Potato - 1 small / half big, grated
Capsicum - half of a medium one, chopped finely
Cabbage - quarter cup, chopped finely
Tomato - half, chopped
Sriracha chilli sauce - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
Margarine / Butter - half tbsp
Cream cheese (or any other cheese) - 2 oz (softened/shredded)
Milk - 2/3 cup
Salt & Pepper - to taste


Method:
1) Heat margarine in a pan and add the cabbage, carrot, capsicum, potato and saute for about 4 to 5 minutes till crisp-tender.

2) Add the tomato, salt and chilli powder and cook some more. Now add the flour and when completely mixed, pour in the milk and cook on a medium flame.

3) To this add, sriracha chilli sauce, if preferred, and the cheese & black pepper as necessary. Let it boil and keep stirring until it thickens & has a creamy consistency.

4) Allow this mixture to cool for a while. I used the time to whip up a Strawberry-Banana smoothie to go with this for our breakfast.

5) Preheat the oven to 400F. Slather on the creamy veggies onto the toasts evenly and place them on a baking sheet. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes till the toasts turn crisp. Serve hot for a yummy breakfast.

Also check out:
Bread Cups with Creamy Vegetables

24 comments:

  1. oh wow! that does look delish but i normally don't have cream cheese handy. hmmm.. shud see if i can substitute with something else :)

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  2. Wow this looks so delicious...lovely idea too...great pic

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  3. lovely too ggod yaar...looks so yummy!!

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  4. That looks creamy and delicious....

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  5. At first glance, i thought of slice of pizza :) Great for kids!

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  6. The toast looks superb and fantastic.Pic is drooling.

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  7. Thats looks and sounds wonderful! am going to try this in the weekend.

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  8. Wonderful. Sounds like just the right thing to start your day off with.

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  9. Looks terrific and sounds like a quick snack.

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  10. There is a small treat for u at my blog:))

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  11. ooh I love this idea of yours..I can almost imagine the taste..looks delicious :)

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  12. AS Cham said I too thought of Pizza seeing the pic..So tempting Lavanya.

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  13. Yup..The shape makes it look like a pizza..I love your creativity of making unique food with simple ingredients Laavanya.

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  14. mmm. kid friendly toast! Looks lovely. Like Cham said, at first I thought it is a slice of pizza. Awesome!

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  15. If it wasn't so brown, I'd have thought it was pizza!

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  16. yum! that sure is delicious..there is another dish similar to this in Tarla's book..will emaail u that recipe..u may like it...

    Rajitha.

    btw. what r ur plans for this long weekend??

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  17. that looks toatlly delish .. am going to give this a try .. pic is awesome

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  18. Yes yes, creme cheese it is! I have a box of it getting lonely in the fridge, now I know what to make! Nice pic..

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  19. This is a very new and innovative breakfast recipe, Laavanya! Sounds healthy too.. I keep running out of breakfast ideas.. This recipe will help me for sure.. Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Nags, Like i've mentioned, this will work with any cheese, I used cream cheese only because that's what I had. Hope you get a chance to try.

    Thank you all for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. For those who mentioned you will be trying this - hope you like it too and do let me know how it turned out.

    Rajitha, sorry wanted to send a mail but didn't find time.. has been a very hectic week with little A falling sick - this time it was pretty bad (poor thing) but she's doing better now.. so we cancelled plans for the weekend.. just want her to rest and recuperate before starting at her new school next week. What about you?

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