These toasties are simply delicious. They are a packed with vegetables and are a great change to your everyday cheese filling. You can have them warm or cold. They can be eaten as a main meal with a healthy salad and some tomato ketchup or green chutney on the side.  You can even put them in your lunchboxes as a cold snack.  

Vegetable Toasties

Makes 20 Halves




20 slices Bread- White or Brown

3 Small Potatoes- Finely Cubed

½ Big Onion

3 Small Carrots

½ of 1 Aubergine/Bringal

A Good Handful Peas- Fresh or Frozen

1 Cup Finely Chopped Spinach

2tbsp Oil

2tsp Jeera/Cumin

1 ½ tsp Garam Masala

1tsp Sugar

½ of 1 Lemon- juice

Handful of Coriander- Finely Chopped

1tsp Turmeric/Hurdur

Salt to taste

2 Green Chillies- optional



In a food processor, blitz the onion until finely chopped and leave aside. Then blitz the carrots, aubergine and peas until finely chopped and again leave on the side until needed.

Take a pan, add the oil and cumin. Let it sizzle, and then add the onion and sauté until transparent. Add the chopped vegetables and give it a stir for a few minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients and cook until soft. Do not overcook the vegetables otherwise it will become mushy.

Once cooked check for salt and add more if necessary. Let the mixture cool.

Take the toastie maker and butter all the slices of bread. Place the buttered side down onto the toastie maker and take some of the vegetable mixture and spread it onto the bread. Then place the other slice of bread on top and this time the buttered side should face up. Close the toastie machine and let it cook. A good tip: to ensure all the vegetables are used up divide the mixture according to the bread slices before you start. Delicious!