bread upma recipe | south indian bread upma recipe
6 slices bread, white / wholemeal
3 tsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds / rai
few curry leaves / kadi patta
½ medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
½ tsp ginger paste / adrak paste
2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
½ tsp turmeric / haldi
1 tsp kashmiri red chili pwoder / lal mirch powder ½ tsp sugar salt to taste ½ small sized capsicum, finely chopped (colour of your choice)
2 tbsp water, if required
3 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
Firstly, in a toaster or tawa toast the bread to golden brown and crisp.
Further, cut the bread slices into cubes and keep aside.
In a large kadai heat oil.
Further add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Saute till the mustard seeds to splutter.
Furthermore, add onions, ginger paste and green chilli.
Saute till onions sweat and turn translucent.
Now add tomatoes and saute well.
Saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
Add turmeric, chili powder, sugar and salt.
Saute for a minute on low flame till the spices are cooked well.
Now add capsicum and continue to saute.
Do not over cook and make sure to retain the crunchiness of capsicum.
Add 2 tbsp of water and mix the mixture well.
Further add toasted bread pieces.
Now mix gently without breaking the bread pieces.
Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes, making sure the bread absorbs masala.
Finally, serve bread upma garnished with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.