Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bread Upma

Whoever buys bread from Sam’s, would appreciate this recipe. Because there we HAVE to pick two big loafs for bread. I try not to buy them there, but you know how sometimes you think you can finish it off and by the time you are onto your second one, you are literally pushing it close to the expire date.. So instead of wasting that nutritious multigrain bread, I make this upkari so I get my family to finish it up. J
Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 min. | Cooking Time: 15 min.

Bread – 6 slices (I use multigrain/ whole wheat bread)
Shallots – 1 bunch ( Can substitute with medium size onion)
Tomato – 1 medium
Red chili powder – 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
Chana Dal/ Bengal Gram Dal – 1 tsp. (optional)
Urad Dal/ Black Gram Dal – 1 tsp. (optional)
Peanuts – handful (optional)
Salt to taste
Sugar – ½ ~ 1 tsp.
Olive oil – 1 tsp.

Method of Preparation:

~ Toast all the breads at a mark 3 in a toaster. Cut them lengthwise into 1 inch wide strips. Cut these strips again into 1 inch wide chunks.

~ Wash and cut shallots, keep green tender parts separately.
~ Wash and cut tomatoes.
~ In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
~ Once mustard seeds splutters, add cumin seeds.
~ If using add peanuts and the dal’s and fry for some time.
~ Add root white portion of the shallots and fry for a minute.
~ Add tomatoes, turmeric, chili powder and salt to taste. Cook until tomatoes are done.
~ Now add breads chunks, mix it up with the masala and add sugar and green shallots and switch it off.
~ Yummy snack is ready to be devoured. J

Sending this to Amy’s “Love your Food, Don’t waste it” event


  1. Simple and delicious upma !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

  2. Delicious n yummmy upma..I too make this with the left over bread but usually crush it coarse in the blender..

  3. Delicious,quick to make Upuma Dear. Yumm clicks too.Luv it

  4. i too make this with left over bread, quick and delicious one..

  5. Perfect for those hunger pangs :)

  6. @Julie, that's a nice twist to coarsely chop it in blender.. WIll try next time.

  7. Very interesting and innovative recipe. Looks yummy, tempting and delicious.

  8. delicious way to have bread looks wonderful
    you have a lovely site nice to meet you
    following you on google friends

  9. This is a nice way to use leftover bread....Thanks for the idea & also thanks for sharing with my event.This is a new recipe for me....
    Event-Midweek Fiesta


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