Having the usual Bread toast and sandwiches might be little boring. So to compensate that, why don’t you try having Bread Upma. It can be prepared in a jiffy during mornings when one is running late. It could also be had as an evening snack or naalumani palahaaram. I love bread upma as breakfast or as a snack in the evenings as well. It is tasty, spicy and quite filling too. So here goes the Bread Upma in a typical South Indian Style.
Cuisine: Indian Recipe Category: Breakfast / Brunch Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Serves: 4
You need: 10 Slices of Bread (white or Brown) 2 big Onion, chopped 2 Tomatoes, chopped 3 Green chillies, slit A piece of Ginger, chopped A Pinch of Turmeric Powder 1 tsp Sambar Powder 5 tbsp Ghee / Coconut oil to fry Salt to taste
For Seasoning: Coconut oil / any Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp 1 sprig Curry leaves (optional)
- Cut the bread slices into small bite sized pieces. In a pan, heat ghee or oil and fry the bread pieces until golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
- In the same pan, heat oil and season with the items given ‘for seasoning’.
- Throw in the chopped onions, ginger, slit green chillies and fry till it is translucent. After few minutes, add the chopped tomatoes and cook till it is mushy.
- Now add a pinch of turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and stir well. Sprinkle some water if it is way too dry.
- Add in the fried bread pieces and toss it. Add ghee / coconut oil and cook for few minutes on a low flame until bread pieces absorb the spices. And serve warm.
- You can eat the bread upma as such. You do not need any side dishes or accompaniments.
- You can use tomato sauce / ketchup instead of chopped tomatoes. Even ginger – garlic paste could be used.
- White bread / whole wheat bread / multigrain bread could also be used.
- Optionally you can add cashews, peanuts or ground nuts to the bread upma.
- A tsp of lemon juice may also be added just before serving to get that tangy flavor. You can also garnish with coriander leaves and or curry leaves.