Dahi Toast (Spiced Yogurt Sandwich)



  1. In a butter warmer or pan over low heat, warm the oil.
  2. Once the oil is warm but not super hot, add the black mustard seeds and remove the pan from the heat after a few seconds.
  3. Add the curry leaves, making sure they get fully coated in the oil.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, onion, cilantro, green chiles, salt, black pepper, and red chile powder.
  6. Spread the yogurt mixture over 6 slices of the bread and top with the remaining slices to make 6 sandwiches.
  7. In a large pan over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon oil.
  8. Once the oil begins to shimmer, reduce the heat to low and add as many sandwiches as will fit in the pan.
  9. Cook, 3 to 4 minutes, then flip them, add another teaspoon of oil to the pan, and cook, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  10. Transfer the sandwiches to a platter and repeat to cook the remaining sandwiches.
  11. Divide the spiced oil mixture evenly over the top of the sandwiches.
  12. Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately with a side of ketchup and/or chutney, if desired.