Bruschetta (Italian Starter)

Bruschetta-Indian Curry ShackBruschetta is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled/baked bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include different toppings like chopped tomatoes, onions, beans, cheese, basil, etc.

I am sharing my homemade version with you all today. It’s inception in my kitchen was completely co-incidental. Better half got Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese and we planned to have tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad. Soon enough Bruschetta came in my mind and I used the wholemeal (brown) bread already available at home. Made homemade garlic butter, rubbed on the bread pieces, grilled them, added toppings and Voilà!

Below are the steps for these flavorsome beauties;

Preparation Time 10-15 minutes
Baking Time 7-10 minutes; Assembling Time 5 mins
Servings 4
Main Ingredients Wholemeal (Brown) Bread, Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese & Fresh Tomatoes
Main Equipment  Oven
Course Snack/Appetizer
Level Of Cooking Easy


  • Wholemeal (Brown) Bread Slices  12 (or more) – cut into half
  • Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese  1 1/2 cups or 250 grams
  • Tomatoes  2 diced
  • Ground Black Pepper  sprinkle to taste
  • Salt  sprinkle to taste
  • Oregano (Dry)  sprinkle to taste
  • Chilli Flakes  sprinkle to taste
  • Green Chilli  Diced (optional)
  • Garlic  6-7 cut in thin flakes (for garlic butter)
  • Salted Butter  3-4 tablespoons (for garlic butter)

Bruschetta - Garlic Butter - Indian Cury ShackStep 1

For Garlic Butter – Heat butter on low flame in a pan. After half a minute add garlic and continue to heat for 2-3 minutes on low flame.

Step 2
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degree C/390 degree F.

Bruschetta - Garlic Bread - Step 1 - Indian Curry ShackStep 3
Take bread slices and rub the garlic butter on them. Arrange the slices on a baking tray and bake for 7-10 minutes or until crispy.

Step 4
Carefully take the tray out from the oven. Transfer the bread slices to a plate and add the toppings (tomato, buffalo mozzarella cheese and green chilli – optional). Sprinkle a little salt, oregano and chilli flakes and serve hot and crispy.
Bruschetta - Indian Curry Shack
Get set to have a lingering taste in your mouth! Do let me know here or on our Facebook Page when you try this dish.

Have a fantastic week ahead!

(Feb. 29th, 2016)

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