How to make Indian Style Crostini -

Toasted bread slices topped with cheese spread and Indian spice flavoured onion-tomato mixture

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bread loaf (ब्रेड लोफ), Melted butter (पिघला हुआ मक्खन )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Indian Style Crostini

Indian Style Crostini Recipe Card


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Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Indian Style Crostini Recipe

  • Bread loaf 1/2

  • Melted butter for brushing

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Panch phoran (mixture of mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin 1 teaspoon

  • Onion , finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green chilli , finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes , blanched, peeled and finely chopped 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 3-4

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cream cheese as required

  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish


Step 1

Wrap the bread loaf in cling film and freeze for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 3

Take the loaf out of the freezer and slice half the loaf thinly.

Step 4

Line a baking tray with a sheet of aluminium foil and place the bread slices in single file. Brush some melted butter on each slice and sprinkle some salt and crushed peppercorns on top. Cover with another sheet of aluminium foil.

Step 5

Place the tray in the preheated oven and toast for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add paanch phoron and sauté till fragrant. Add onion, mix and sauté till translucent.

Step 7

Add green chilli, mix and sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and crushed peppercorns, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 8

Add ¼ cup water, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes. Tear the curry leaves and add to the pan and mix. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 9

Arrange the toasted bread slices on a serving platter, spread some cream cheese on each, sprinkle some crushed peppercorns and spread some tomato mixture on top. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve immediately.

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