Bread upma

Bread upma is definitely a very quick delicious, evening  snack. But i usually prefer making  this for dinner as this is very filling. In my house, my hubby will expect a quick evening snack almost everyday. Since it is an everyday event at home, i either buy snacks from outside or make some at home. my hubby prefers eating at home more than anything. My Periamma  in India introduced me to bread upma when i was in school. She is a very wonderful cook who is also an expert in  variety cooking. I wonder how our ladies in India managed to cook a variety of recipes during the period of no internet, with very few cooking shows in the television and merely by learning recipes from elders and neighbors.  i would say this is the true passion towards cooking. Alright, lets come back to the lipsmacking bread upma.

Cooking Essentials:
Bread                              10 slices
onion                                finely chopped 1/2 a cup
tomatoes                           1 finely chopped
cilantro                              few
mint leaves                        few
tomato ketchup                 2-3tbsp
shredded carrot                 1/2 a cup
salt to taste

For seasoning
Mustards                         1tsp
cumin seeds                      1tsp
saunf/ fennel seeds             1tsp
oil                                      1tbsp
curry leaves                        few                              

How to cook?
  • Cut the bread or pull apart the bread slices into small pieces.
  • heat oil in a pan. splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and curry leaves.
  • Fry chopped onions, tomatoes, shredded carrot one by one. make sure the onions and tomatoes are cooked well. Add little salt to cook onions and tomatoes. Throw in the mint leaves and cilantro.saute it for a minute.
  • Add the bread pieces and saute it well. Add the tomato ketchup to it and stir it for a minute.
  • adjust salt to taste and garnish with cilantro leaves.

    * i used whole wheat bread. you can use either brown bread or white bread.
    * addition of mint is not mandatory. mint adds up to the flavor.


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