Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bread Upma


Bread Slices (Whole wheat/Plain bread)
Vegetables - Carrot, potato, green peas, cauliflower, green bell peppers/Capsicum - Mixture - 1 cup
Onion - Vengayam - 1 no.
Tomato - Thakkali - 1 no.
Chilli powder - Milagai podi - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - Manjal podi - 1 tea spoon
Garam masala powder - 1 tea spoon
Green chillies - Pachai milagai - 2 nos.
Yoghurt/Curd/Butter milk - Thayir/Mor.
Peanuts - Verkadalai - small quantity
Shredded/grated coconut - Thuriviya thengai - small quantity

For tempering:
Oil/Butter - Ennai/Vennai - small quantity
Mustard seeds - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds - Jeeragam - 1 tea spoon
Fennel seeds - Sombu - 1/2 tea spoon
Hing/Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - little quantity
Urad dhal - Ulutham paruppu - 1 tea spoon
Bengal gram dhal - Kadalai paruppu - 1 tea spoon
Ginger-Garlic paste - Inji Poondu paste

Other items:
Coriander leaves/cilantro - for garnishing
Lemon juice


Heat oil/butter in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, urad dhal, bengal gram dhal, curry leaves, hing, then add onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, peanuts, green chillies/red chillies, then add vegetables boiled then bread slices, little salt, sugar. Fry for some time. Finally add curd, shredded/grated coconut, coriander leaves and squeeze some lemon juice.

Bread upma is ready to be served. This can be served for 4 people. It takes hardly 30 minutes to cook.

Note: Bread can be whole wheat or plain bread. Use either curd/lemon juice, don't use both.

Optional: Ingredients can be added/removed.

Man is what he eats - Ludwig Fenerbach

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