French Toast with Garlic and Coriander

French Toast is a favourite snack for most kids. Especially had before an evening play, a plate of French Toast gives the much required energy and nutrition to a child during their growing up years. French Toast is still one of my favourite snacks and I prefer to have it for breakfast. Since I usually prefer a heavy breakfast, I don’t mind two slices of golden brown French Toast. I prepare French Toast with a slight variation. I add finely chopped coriander leaves and garlic flakes grated into the egg for the extra warmth and flavor. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time you do.

Cooking should be enjoyable. It is not always necessary that only elaborate or fancy cuisines are delicious. Sometimes, simple home cooked food or traditional cuisines can be just as exotic. Cooking is a mindset, if you think of it as a chore, it will be. For instance, I find cooking extremely enjoyable and relaxing and I try my best not to fret over cooking too much as I want to preserve the happiness derived out of it. Just like a writer’s block, I do face something like a ‘cooking block’ or whatever similar can come from it. There are days I may not want to cook, so a takeaway comes to the rescue. The idea is to enjoy what one does, no matter how simple or basic it may be.

I am sure a lot of my readers may be of the opinion that what’s so special about a French Toast? But I say, why can’t a simple French Toast be something really awesome? It all depends on how you make it and how you serve it. Even if it is for yourself, learn to relish it and enjoy it like one of the simple pleasures of life.  Maybe a humble French Toast is a gentle reminder of all the good things in life that are so readily and easily available, yet we take them for granted! So the next time someone offers you a slice of French Toast, dive right into it and don’t forget to compliment it with a hot cup of tea or coffee.


  • Eggs – 2 nos.
  • White bread slices – 4 nos.
  • Garlic flakes – 2-3 large ones, grated
  • Coriander leaves – 2-3 tbsp finely chopped
  • Green chillies – 1 finely chopped (optional)
  • Black pepper – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined oil for shallow frying


  1. Beat the eggs with all the ingredients (except for the bread of course).
  2. Cut the bread slices into triangles and dip them in the egg batter.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and gently place the coated bread slice.
  4. Fry on both sides until golden brown and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University. A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.

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