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