Crispy Bread Upma
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Crispy Bread Upma

I have failed numerous times to make a delicious portion of bread upma. As a child, i loved the bread upma that my mother made for breakfast. However, despite knowing her recipe, I never could reproduce it. The bread will always get squashy once mixed in the masala. Here is a variation of the south indian dish that would be crispy and tasty!

Kavita Srinivasan

Ingredients

2-serving
  1. 6 Bread slices
  2. 2 Onions
  3. 1 Potato
  4. Optional 1/2 Cup Peas -
  5. Optional 1 Carrot (Chopped) -
  6. Optional 1/2 Capsicum (chopped) -
  7. Oil
  8. 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  9. Curry Leaves
  10. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  12. 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  13. 1/2 Lemon
  14. Coriander Leaves

Method

20 mins
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    Remove the sides of the bread and cut in square pieces.

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    Put a pan on the stove and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

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    Saute the bread pieces in the pan till they are golden brown. Keep the bread aside.

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    Keep a pan on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of oil.

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    Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves to the oil.

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    Once the mustard seeds spatter, add the chopped onions.

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    When the onions are golden brown, add the potatoes and stir.

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    After sometime, add the other chopped vegetables and mix them well. Let the vegetables cook but allow them to remain crisp.

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    Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala to the crispy vegetables and mix well. Add salt to the mix.

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    Add the bread pieces to the mixture and stir well.

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    Remove the pan from the flame and squeeze the lemon over the mixture.

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    Mix the lemon juice and garnish the upma with coriander leaves.

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    Serve with tomato ketchup or any chutney.

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