Bread Upma is delicious and quick to make breakfast or snack prepared with simple ingredients available in the kitchen. A day or two old bread or fresh bread can be used. It is also a quick option for kid’s lunch box sans chillies.
This upma is something I prepare very often at home and you can use any type of bread. It tastes good with toasted bread too. For a healthier version, take multigrain bread and add in your favourite choice of vegetables, eggs too can be added.
Using kitchen shears, snip the bread into cubes or can cut them with a knife. If feeling lazy, just hand-pull them into bite sized pieces. For crunchiness, I have used urad dal wash and peanuts; even pine nuts, almonds or cashew-nuts can be used instead of peanuts. The bread is then tossed with the spice powders. The key to make a good bread upma is to keep them crisp in texture. Enjoy it with chutney or even plain with hot tea or coffee.
Spiced bread with crunchiness of peanuts, urad dal wash, enhanced with the aromatic and unique flavour of goda masala makes an excellent snack or breakfast in a jiffy.
prep time : 5 mins, cooking time : 10 mins, serves : 2-4, cuisine : indian, author : gloria
6-7 bread slices
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp urad dal wash
1 tsp peanuts
3-4 green chillies chopped (as per preference)
1 onion chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp goda masala
1 1/2 tsp tomato ketchup
little water to sprinkle
salt to taste
few coriander leavers to garnish
Snip the bread with a help of kitchen shears or can cut them into cubes. Reserve.
Into a pre-heated oil, add mustard; once it splutters, add cumin seeds; when it crackles and turns fragrant, add urad dal wash, wait for two seconds to change to light brown in colour, then add the peanuts. Stir.
Add onion, green chillies and little salt. Saute occasionally for few minutes on moderate heat till onion turn soft and translucent.
Now, add turmeric powder, chilly powder, goda masala and stir for a minute or so.
Tip in the bread pieces; mix everything together to combine well and allow it to cook for few minutes. Sprinkle little water to prevent drying up.
Finally, add the tomato ketchup. Give a quick mix.
Now, keeping the heat on low, toss and stir the bread pieces constantly till it becomes crisp for 4-5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot immediately.
– can add lemon juice if required
– can also add boiled peas or boiled potatoes if desired
– can use garam masala instead of goda masala
– i used store bought goda masala (bedekar brand)
– be careful while adding salt as the bread already have salt
– do not add too much of water as the bread will become soggy