Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. There are many variations in bruschetta. This recipe was originally of mushroom pav (Indian bread) which was invented by my father. But here is one of my variations.
4 medium onions (chopped)
1 medium capsicum (chopped)
1 large tomato (chopped)
2 cups coriander finely chopped
200 gm mushrooms (approx 8-10) (chopped)
2 tsp pav bhaji masala
1 tsp garlic paste
1 french bread
cheese to garnish
salt to taste
- Heat 3-4 tsp oil in a pan. Add onion and sauté till transparent.
- Add garlic paste, salt and pav bhaji masala and sauté for half a minute.
- Add capsicum, tomato and mushoom and saute till mushrooms turn soft.
- Turn off the flame and mix coriander.
- Cut the French bread into long slices and toast on a grill pan till they become golden brown.
- Place the bread on a plate, and either serve the toasts plain with a bowl of the mushroom mixture on the side for people to top their own, or use a spoon to gently top each toasted bread slice with some of the mixture. If you top each slice individually, do it right before serving.
- Garnish with cheese for better taste.