Mothers find it difficult to prepare packed lunches which provide satiety and nutrients, variety, and of course easy to pack and easy to eat in any location or situation. I created this Spicy Egg Toast for my children to carry in their backpacks without any risk of oil or gravy leaking. A couple of decades later it still serves the same purpose when they take the bus to work.
More than just a packed lunch, it is very quick and easy to prepare if guests suddenly drop in as you primarily just need some bread and eggs and a few minutes 🙂
The spicy egg toast provides energy from the bread and ghee. Protein comes from the egg which is a very high quality protein, giving 13 g of protein per 100 g. This packed lunch not only satisfies hunger but also helps maintain energy levels and delays hunger till the next meal.
- 8 slices White Bread
- 2-3 Hen’s Eggs
- 1 large Onion, diced
- 1 large Green Chilli, deseeded and diced
- ¼ C chopped Coriander Leaves
- ¼ tsp Pepper Powder
- ½ tsp Salt, or to taste
- 1 T Ghee (Clarified Butter) or as required
- Beat the eggs lightly with the pepper and salt.
- Add the onion, chilli, and coriander leaves, and blend well.
- Heat a non-stick dosai griddle or tava. Dot it with ghee. Place three bread slices. Lower heat.
- Pour a tablespoon of the egg mixture over each bread slice, covering the surface well. Allow 30 seconds for the egg to get cooked.
- Pour ¼ tsp ghee over each slice. Turn it over. The bread should have a toasted appearance. If not, wait for 30 seconds, turn again, and leave for another 5 seconds for it to brown properly.
- Remove and serve.
- If you do not use a non-stick pan, the toast will require a larger quantity of ghee.
- The chillies are deseeded as otherwise the preparation will be very hot. With deseeded chillies it has a rather mild flavour.
- If you do not like the flavour of ghee on egg, you could always use flavourless vegetable oil instead.