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Bread Upma is a great recipe that makes good use of leftover bread. This delicious Indian snack can be made within minutes and is loaded with spices & flavors.
Holidays always make me feel nostalgic! Being far away from home, it’s only natural that you miss your home and loved ones all the more during festive occasions. However, I believe in the philosophy that it is up to us to make any festive occasion happier and grander with whatever we have. My mom has taught me to be content with what we have and to make the most of it. Even though our family is far away from us, KR and I have each other and we love to celebrate every occasion with the same zeal and enthusiasm like our parents do. Today, I have joined together with Southern Kitchen to provide you all a with an interesting bread recipe called Bread Upma!
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Talking about this recipe called Bread Upma, it’s my mom’s favorite go-to breakfast/snack recipe when we would go to her cranky and hungry. Being a South Indian who had adapted to the Western Bombay culture, she had picked up this recipe from our neighbor. Upma, in the traditional South-Indian sense, has nothing to do with bread! Everyone has a packet of bread in their pantry as it is one of the most easiest ingredient to make a meal with. Be it burgers, sandwiches, toasts or something like this upma. It is popular across all age groups because of its taste and its versatility.
The recipe to make this bread upma is super easy. It tastes best if you use leftover bread. First you need to shred the bread to pieces. In a pan, heat oil. Temper mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. Once the lentils turn golden, add turmeric powder and saute for thirty seconds. Then add the bread pieces and salt. Mix it together with the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm.
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- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp urad dal
- 1 tbsp chana dal
- 4-5 pieces curry leaves
- 3 pieces green chillies
- Pinch of asafoetida
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 20 slices bread
- 1/3 cup cilantro
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Salt as required
- It tastes best if you use leftover bread. First you need to shred the bread to pieces. In a pan, heat oil. Temper mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. Once the lentils turn golden, add turmeric powder and saute for thirty seconds. Then add the bread pieces and salt. Mix it together with the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm.
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Some other savory/snack recipes that I am positive you will enjoy are Cheesy Corn Rawa Pancakes, Instant Wheat Flour Dosa, Hummus Flavored Mashed Potato Waffles, Gluten Free Mint Flavored Potato Bajra Pancake, Chickpea Flour Mini Quiche Muffins, Kashmiri Methi Ghavan Recipe | Fenugreek Rice Flour Crepes and Ven Pongal Recipe.