Jaskrit Bhalla


JUNE 19, 2024





Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Start your day with a refreshing herbal tea and toast combination.

Start your day with a refreshing herbal tea and toast combination. Fresh mint, sage and cilantro brighten your day, while a side of cucumbers adds a crisp touch. Inspired by Chef Jaskrit Bhalla's Ayurvedic practices, this breakfast pairs perfectly with a soft-boiled egg for a complete and satisfying meal.


4 cups

filtered water

1/4 cup

fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup

fresh sage leaves

2 tbsp



lemon, sliced

2 slices

whole grain or sourdough bread

2 tbsp

ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil



to taste

salt and pepper

1/4 cup

fresh cilantro

1/4 cup

fresh dill

1 (optional)



soft-boiled eggs

Prepare the Herby Tea:
  • In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

  • Add the fresh mint and cilantro leaves. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and strain the tea into a teapot or individual cups.

  • Stir in honey to taste and add a slice of lemon to each cup.

Prepare the Toast:
  • While the tea is brewing, toast the slices of bread to your desired level of crispness.

  • Spread the ghee evenly over each slice of toast.

  • Spread the mashed avocado evenly over each slice of toast.

  • Sprinkle the chopped cilantro and parsley leaves on top of the ghee. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Optional Additions:
  • For a refreshing side, serve with sliced cucumber.

  • For added protein and a satisfying touch, prepare soft-boiled eggs. To do this, bring a pot of water to a gentle boil, carefully lower the eggs into the water, and cook for 6-7 minutes. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process, then peel and serve alongside the toast.

  • Arrange the herby toast on plates and pour the freshly brewed herbal tea into cups.

  • Optionally, add the sliced cucumbers and soft-boiled eggs to complete the meal.

Enjoy your Herbal Breakfast Tea & Toast, a refreshing and wholesome start to your day!