Indian Sweet Bread

// Try this easy Indian Sweet Bread recipe! Just 3 ingredients for a quick, delicious snack or dessert. Perfect for any time of day!



Indian Sweet Bread is a simple and delicious toast recipe topped with ghee and granulated sugar. It makes a wonderful quick breakfast, late-night snack, or an after-meal treat.

Made using just three ingredients, this super satisfying Indian-style sweet bread gets ready in just 2 minutes. This quick dessert brings a touch of sweet richness to your palate.

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Indian sweet bread garnished with sugar on a dark plate with fresh green herbs and white flowers on a dark textured surface.

About Sweet Indian Bread

Indian Sweet Bread, also known as Meetha Toast or Meethi Bread, is a simple yet delicious sweet dish made by spreading raw bread slices or toasted bread slices topped with a mixture of ghee and sugar. It is a delicious quick snack or a light dessert.

Whether you are in the mood for something sweet without much fuss or looking for a quick dessert that pleases everyone, this recipe is for you.

The ghee gives a rich, buttery flavor while the granulated sugar provides a crunchy, sweet coating to the bread. This easy sweet bread recipe transforms regular bread into an indulging treat using just a few ingredients.

Indian Sweet Bread makes a super tempting, easy-to-make dessert for any time when you crave something sweet. Or when you want a sweet breakfast, or a sweet snack. It is a beloved after-meal treat or a tea-time snack in many Indian households, especially Rajasthani families where I come from.

Close-up of Indian sweet bread with a sugar topping on a black plate surrounded by green leaves.

What is Indian Sweet Bread

Making this Indian-style sweet bread is super quick and easy. Just mix ghee with bura (Indian-style granulated sugar) in a 1:1 ratio, and your delicious ghee bura spread is ready.

I have so many nostalgic and fond memories associated with this Indian sweet bread. My mom often made either this sweet ghee bura bread or ghee bura toast as an after-school snack.

The great thing about this recipe is not only the rich taste of this easy dessert but also how versatile this ghee bura spread is. You can spread this on roti to make ghee bura roti, or add it to warm rice to make instant meethe chawal, or add it to crushed hot roti to make roti churma.

So, if you love sweet bread and sweet toasts, then make this easy sweet bread and enjoy the sweet simplicity of this traditional Indian toast anytime!

Why will you love this Indian Sweet Bread

  • It gives a quick energy boost

  • It can be made in just two minutes

  • It can be made without toasting bread

  • Kids can also make it

  • It satisfies sweet cravings

  • It has a sweet, buttery taste

  • It makes a delicious sweet breakfast

  • It goes well with tea, coffee, or even milk

  • It is loved by kids and adults alike

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Ingredients

This recipe needs only three basic ingredients. _These ingredients are: _

  • Bread: You can choose any bread or bun of your choice.

  • Ghee: It is the star ingredient of this recipe. Homemade ghee works the best, but you can also use store-bought ghee. Just make sure it is of high quality, as it is one ingredient that gives this sweet bread aromatic richness. The quality of ghee can make or break the taste.

  • Sugar: Traditionally, bura (Indian-style granulated sugar) is used to make this recipe. But you can try making it with any granulated sugar. I have also tried it with raw brown sugar, muscovado sugar, and jaggery powder. It tastes good with all of these sweeteners.

How to Make Indian Sweet Bread

Making sweet Indian bread is straightforward.

Just mix ghee, aka clarified butter, and sugar. Toast the bread in a toaster or toast it on a skillet over medium heat until golden and crisp.

Then spread it on a toasted or uncooked bread slice or bun. Slice and enjoy the deliciousness of ghee bura spread on each bite.

Serving Suggestions

It tastes great as it is without anything if you are enjoying it as a dessert or snack. For a fulfilling breakfast, or tea-time snack, pair it with a cup of Indian masala chai, masala coffee, cappuccino, cafe mocha, or even a plain glass of milk.

You can also serve it at brunch parties. To make it look fancy, gourmet, more decadent, you can top this sweet bread with seasonal fruits and a dollop of whipped cream.

Top view of Indian sweet bread slices on a black plate divided into triangles with herbs and a small flower on the side.

Variations

  1. Flavors: It doesn’t need any flavorings, but if you’re into flavors, then add a 1/4 teaspoon of sweet-scenting spices like ground cardamom or ground cinnamon to the ghee and sugar mixture.

  2. Vegan Option:  To make the vegan version of this bread, swap ghee with vegan ghee alternatives. You can also use coconut oil here.

  3. Sweetener: Feel free to experiment with different types of sugars like coconut sugar or brown sugar for varying flavors and textures.

  4. Toppings: It doesn’t require any toppings, but if you like toppings, then you can add some toasted nuts, tutti frutti, crushed cookies, berries, or any fruits of your choice.


Indian Sweet Bread (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Make the ghee-sugar mix

  1. Add ghee and sugar to a small bowl and mix until everything is well combined. Your ghee bura spread is ready.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-1-1 for Indian Sweet Bread

Assembled Indian Sweet Toast:

  1. Toast the bread slices in a toaster or on a skillet until golden and crisp. Let the toast cool a bit before applying the spread. Spread the ghee bura mixture evenly on the toasted bread slices to make Indian sweet toast.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-2-1 for Indian Sweet Bread

Make Indian sweet bread:

  1. Spread this on raw bread slices. Cut into desired pieces and enjoy your delicious ghee bura bread.
  2. Image of the recipe cooking step-3-1 for Indian Sweet Bread

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Indian Sweet Bread [Recipe]

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Try this easy Indian Sweet Bread recipe! Just 3 ingredients for a quick, delicious snack or dessert. Perfect for any time of day!
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
3 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts Indian 3
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
145 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Indian Sweet Bread
  • 3 slices of bread
  • 3 tablespoons of ghee (clarified butter)
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make the ghee-sugar mix
  1. Add ghee and sugar to a small bowl and mix until everything is well combined. Your ghee bura spread is ready.
Assembled Indian Sweet Toast:
  1. Toast the bread slices in a toaster or on a skillet until golden and crisp. Let the toast cool a bit before applying the spread. Spread the ghee bura mixture evenly on the toasted bread slices to make Indian sweet toast.
Make Indian sweet bread:
  1. Spread this on raw bread slices. Cut into desired pieces and enjoy your delicious ghee bura bread.

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NOTES:

  1. To make the vegan version of this bread, swap ghee with vegan ghee alternatives. You can also use coconut oil here.
  2. You can make a gluten-free version of this dessert by replacing regular bread with gluten-free bread if you avoid gluten.


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