I wish I had a story to tell, well I don't cos I don't feel like it... I have screwed my camera by chipping the memory card while juggling it from the camera socket to the laptop hmmm so have been really upset and this has caused a slowdown in my cooking a bit. While I try to get things resolved I wanted to share one of my favorite snack/ breakfast Bread Upma which has been in my drafts for a while and thought what better time to post it.
Bread Upma gets its fragrance from tossing the bread pieces in little ghee and dare I say its healthy .. its a simple to do dish with left-over bread and any kind, I've used brown bread and you can pair it with any vegetable that you like but I love just plain and simple with cashew, onions and a simple tempering.
Cook & Prep time - 10 mins
Serves - 2
Bread slices (white/brown) - 8-10
Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
Curry leaves - spring
Red chilli (dry) - 1
Mustard seed - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Kashmiri red chilli - generous pinch (for color)
Turmeric powder - generous pinch
Salt - as needed
Cashew - few (optional)
Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp (optional)
Cube the bread slices with/ without the ends. In a large pan, heat ghee fry the bread pieces until golden, drain excess oil in paper tissue. In the same pan add the oil and once hot add the mustard seeds wait for it to pop, curry leaves and red chilli, once the aroma is released add the red chilli, kashmiri red chilli and turmeric let it cook for 20 seconds now add the fried bread and toss until well combined.
Serve hot with tea/ coffee