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Bread Upma

It’s one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks. I love bread, and this is a lovely dish. Not very spicy and with the mix of some tasty ingredients it does taste nice. You call it bread uppit, bread uppama, bread ka shira…it doesn’t matter. This is also my choice for lunch or dinner when am really bored and I want a change. And it surely works !!

So have a go at it and am sure you will (if not yet) become a fan of this yummy dish.

Sending this to the  JFI- Breakfast event hosted by Suma and thanks to Indira for starting this Jihva event and the CFK- Filling breakfast event hosted by Bhagyashri of Taste buds originally started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

Ingredients –

Wheat bread packet – 1
Onion – 2 medium sized
Peanuts – ¼ cup
Green chilies (chopped) – 2 -3
Curry leaves – 5-6
Asafoetida – ½ teaspoon
Oil – 4 -5 teaspoons
Salt – to taste
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Lemon juice – 1 ½ teaspoon
Corinader springs (chopped) – 2 tablespoons

Procedure –

  • Using your finger tips crumble the bread slices.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chilies, curry leaves and chopped onions.
  • Add the peanuts after 2 mins of adding chopped onion. Sauté on medium flame till the onion becomes transparent and the peanuts become little brown in color.
  • Now add the crumbled bread, salt, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Mix well and cook for next 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander and serve hot.

Tip –

You may add tomatoes instead of lemon juice.

Spicy French Toast


French toast is a very old dish, dating as old as the 4th century Roman cookbook. Not really has its origin from France even though the name suggests so (strange ;) ). It’s a very famous and popular breakfast all over the world, which makes you feel happy and cheerful.

Usually a French toast is bit on a sweeter side, dusted with powdered sugar before serving.

The following is my modified version of the famous French toast, which takes a little turn towards the spicy path.

Ingredients –

Eggs – 3 large
Milk – ¼ cup
Onion (finely chopped) – ¼ cup
Green chili (finely chopped) – 1
Bread slices – 4
Butter – 2 tbspns
Salt – to taste

Procedure –

  • In a shallow pan beat the eggs, milk and salt together with a fork or an egg beater.
  • Add the onion and green chili. Mix well.
  • Now dip the bread slices in this mixture. Do not dip for long or the bread will become soggy and disintegrate.
  • Heat a fry pan and melt butter in it.
  • Place the dipped slices 2 at a time or depending upon the size of the pan. Make sure you don’t squish the slices.
  • Pour and spread little egg mixture with a spoon on the upper side so that it has chopped onions and chilies on it.
  • Cook the bread until golden brown and flip it with a spatula. Let the other side cook too till it turns golden brown.
  • Serve hot with ketchup.

Tips –

Its bit tricky to get the bread perfectly coated with the mixture. Keep practicing.
You can experiment with different types of breads such as croissants, brown bread, multi grain bread, garlic bread, etc.
You can also garnish it with some oregano powder for added taste.