Monday, January 12, 2009

Bread Upma / Bread Upkari

Bread upma is a different and jiffy way to serve bread for breakfast. It also makes a great tiffin recipe.

10 bread slices
1/2 onion
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds or jeera
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
4-5 curry leaves or kadipatta (optional)
4 tablespoon coriander leaves
1 teaspoon urad dal or split black gram
2 green chilies
1/4 cup curd (optional)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon oil
salt for taste


Cut the bread into 1/2 inch cubes. Heat oil in a skillet. Add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the cumin seeds, turmeric power and urad dal. Fry till the urad dal till pink. Add the kadipatta and slit green chilies. Add chopped onion and fry till the onion is pink. Add the sugar and curd and mix well. Add salt as per taste and mix well till the masala mixes with the bread. Add the bread cubes and cook covered for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle some water to soften the bread. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2-3