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5 Oct 2012

Bread Upma

I learnt the basic recipe of Bread Upma from my friend. She makes this often as an evening afterschool snack.I tweaked it a bit to include more vegies and make it for breakfast/lunch box.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3
Bread6 slices
Onion chopped1 medium
Chilli powder1/2 tsp
Coriander powder1/2 tsp
Saltto taste

a pinch
Turmeric powdera pinch
Oil3 tsp
Mustard seeds1/2 tsp
Urad dhal1/2 tsp
Curry leavesa sprig
Green peas1/4 cup
Chopped carrot1/2 cup
Coriander leaves1 tablespoon

Remove the crust of the bread and tear it into pieces

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and slightly fry the bread for 2 minutes.No need to deep fry it.
Keep it aside

Heat 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering add urad dal, curry leaves

Add onions and fry until it is translucent. Add green peas and carrot and fry until it is cooked.Make sure it does not become mushy

Add salt, chilly powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder and fry for a couple of minutes

Add the fried bread pieces and mix well

Garnish with chopped cilantro

  • Whole wheat bread can be used for a more healthier version
  • For a quick snack, peas and carrot can be skipped.
  • Boiled and cubed potatoes can also be added
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