Vividh Vani Recipe: Toad in a hole

Very old parsi dish made during the British Raj.

Inspired by recipe from an ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” (click for a free download)

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Makes 12


  • 250 gms  flour
  • 500 whole milk
  • 4 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsps butter
  • 4 eggs whole
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder n mixed herbs
  • 12 sausages
  • 2 med onions sliced
  • 1 apple (granny smith)

1. Pass the flour through a sieve and add salt,  herb powder and garlic powder.
2. In a separate bowl add 4 eggs, beat 1 egg white and add

  1. Add milk into the eggs.
  2. In flour, add milk mixture in hole.
  3. In a baking muffin bowl, spray olive oil .
  4. Fry/Grill the sausages but don’t overcook them.
  5. When done place on the tray in the muffing pan then pour the batter.
  6. Bake 200 degrees C till cooked.
  7. Fry onions in butter till they caramelize.
  8. In another pan, add butter, add granny smith apples and water and stew down 10 – 15 minutes.
  9. Add in caster sugar and  remove from heat.
  10. Check the baked toad-in-a-hole, remove and pour the onions and then the apple sauce over it.

This is a sample recipe from the Vividh Vani cookbook


These are Original Recipes of the Parsi way of cooking in India. You will find a unique blend of spices, that makes the food very appetizing, nutritious and wholesome. Vegetables, Meats and Dairy products are the foundation. Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamon, Rosewater etc, flavor the food and remind us of the sweetness of life. Curry Powder, Ginger, Garlic, etc add the zest! Happy Cooking and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Rita has published several cookbooks on Amazon.com Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks by Mrs. Rita Jamshed Kapadia 1. Parsi Cuisine Manna of the 21st Century 2. Parsi Indian Kitchen 3. Vividh Vani (re-print in Gujarati) 4. Pickles, Chutney, Masala and Preserves 5. Meats, Seafoods, Desserts, Dhansak, Vegetarian Delights 6. Treasured Grandmother's Recipes: Zoroastrian Parsi Celebrations and Ceremonies

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