Spicy mushroom on toast, topped with breadcrumbs and cheese is a delicious way to start the morning. It’s great for tea time as well.
I used French Baguettes, but you can use any type of bread. Wholemeal rolls split in the middle is also good. The tomato paste can be flavoured with some herbs and garlic powder. I used red chilli powder too.
Avoid washing the mushrooms. Just wipe gently with a wet towel and slice them.
You can also omit the breadcrumbs and just top with mozzarella cheese. It tastes equally good.
PREP: 20 minutes COOK TIME: 30 minutes SERVES: 4-6.
300 gms button mushrooms, sliced
6 shallots, chopped
11/2 tsp chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ghee/butter
½ cup tomato paste
½ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander/curry leaves
Salt to taste
Pre heat the oven to 180 C.
Combine the mushrooms, shallots, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt in a large pan and cook over a moderate heat until the mushrooms are soft and tender. Remove from heat and add the ghee or butter. Set aside.
Add the breadcrumbs, coriander and cheese together.
Split the baguettes in the middle and spread some tomato paste on the inside. Spoon the mushroom filling on top. Top with the breadcrumb and cheese mixture. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts and the breadcrumbs are lightly browned.