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Tomato Spread for Breads

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My mom used to make this Tomato spread and Mint spread for breads. I wanted to make this for a long time. It is very easy to make and we can make these as a quick snack or an easy breakfast. Kids will like these a lot. I made these spreads today and my husband and friends too liked a lot. Today I am posting the tomato spread and soon I will post the Mint spread..

Time of Preparation : 15 minutes
Spice level : 2 out of 5
No of Breads : 8 to 10


  • Onions – 3/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 2 cups (chopped)
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 3
  • Garlic – 4 large cloves (roughly chopped)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Bread slices – 8
  • Ghee – to toast the bread slices

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in the pan and add the red chillies.
  2. When the red chillies turn slightly dark, add the chopped onions.
  3. Add some salt and add the garlic.
  4. Fry for 2 minutes and then add the tomatoes.
  5. When the tomatoes become completely soft, turn off the heat.
  6. Let it cool and grind it to a smooth paste.
  7. Heat a nonstick pan or electric griddle in medium heat and very little ghee.
  8. Apply the spread on one side and put that side down.
  9. Now apply the spread on the top and add very little ghee.
  10. Now turn to the other side and let it stay for another 2 minutes.
  11. Remove it from the pan when the both sides get toasted completely.
  12. Serve hot.


  • We can add oil for toasting instead of ghee. The toasted bread will be very soft.
  • If we want bread little crispy, toast the bread slightly before applying the spread and do the same procedure.
  • I like the bread to be little dark, so I have toasted it for more time. We can remove whenever we need.