Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Roast Paan ( Maldivian french toast)

I love this sweet snack. My mum used to make this very often and it's delicious served chilled. I prefer it chilled although some prefer it at room temperature. It is usually served for afternoon tea or when breaking the fast.
Unlike the usual french toast or even eggy bread, here instead of regular milk, condensed milk is used.

The batter consists of eggs, condensed milk and vanilla, along with a little water and more sugar if you have a sweet tooth.

The bread slices (preferably stale bread) are dipped in the batter, kept in the batter for a few seconds

and then into a frying pan with melted butter or margarine.

 Cook till the side becomes caramelized I like it quite dark, not burnt though.

Then flip the bread slice and cook the other side. Remove to a plate.
You will need to add a little bit of butter/margarine every time before you add a new batch of bread to cook.
Chill in the fridge before serving.

Yield: 18- 20 pieces 
Author: Nammi

Roast Paan

prep time: 10 mins cook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins


  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1  large egg ( two if small)
  • 2-3 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 8-10 slices of old bread, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup water
  • butter or margarine


How to cook Roast Paan

  1. Make the batter by beating the egg first, with the sugar (if using) in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add the condensed milk, vanilla and water and whisk to mix well. 
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, and then add half teaspoon of butter or margarine. 
  4. Dip the a few bread slices into the batter, dip a few times and leave them in it for a few seconds and carefully lift it out and place inside the frying pan. 
  5. Don't crowd the pan.
  6. Cook till the bread slice has caramelized and then flip to the other side and cook that side. Remove to a plate.
  7. Add a small amount of butter and again dip and soak the bread and add to the pan and repeat the process till all the bread is cooked. Cool and then chill in the fridge before serving. Or you can serve it at room temperature as well.
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1 comment:

  1. Have never thought of breaking a fast with French toast...This sounds and looks amazing!


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