Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bread upma

I am not a great fan of bread generally and if given bread I would like to make it 
spicy so even I could have it .Long back I made bread upma with normal white bread and somehow I felt the bread still tasted sweet even after onions and tadka were added to it .Then a neighbour of mine suggested to add milk so that the salt and spices get in to the bread also .After I tried it ,it was super delicious and spicy.From that time bread upma is quite regular on our family menu.To make it quite healthy it can be made with whole wheat bread or multigrain bread too. I added few veggies to this upma to make it colorful and healthy and it makes an ideal lunchbox recipe.

Preparation time:15 minutes 


Bread slices-6 or 7
Diced carrot-1 no
Chopped onion-1 no
Chopped tomato-1 no
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Asafetida or Hing-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Jeera or cumin powder-1 tsp 
Milk-3 tbsp
Coriander leaves-to garnish
Oil-2 tbsp
Lemon juice-1 tsp(optional)

To temper:
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Jeera or cumin seeds-1 tsp
Slit Green chillies-1
Urad dal-1 tsp
Curry leaves -few


1.Cut the bread slices in to equal sized squares . 

2.Heat a wok with oil and add the tempering ingredients given above.Once the mustard and cumin splutter add the onions and saute well.

3.Add salt,hing,turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste after the onions turn transparent .Once the raw smell goes off add the boiled carrot and peas.

4.Then add the chopped tomatoes,chilli powder and coriander powder and saute well till the tomatoes are done.

5.Now add milk to the above mixture and mix the bread pieces immediately so that the flavours get infused with the bread slices.

6.Once it's mixed switch off the flame and add lemon juice and coriander leaves and serve hot.


*You can use any type of bread like whole wheat or multigrain to make it healthy.
*You can use butter instead of oil for rich taste.
*Garam masala can be added in the end for an additional flavor.