Monday, August 17, 2009

Bread Upma

Bread pieces-6 cups
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Ginger paste- 1 tsp
Lemon juice-1 tbsp
Coriander leaves-1small bunch-finely chopped
Asafoetida powder-a pinch
fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
Mustard-1 tsp
Dry red chilli-2-broken
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Onion-2 large-chopped fine
Green chilli-2-chopped
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-as required
Sugar-1 tbsp(as rqd)
Dil leaves-1 tbsp(finely chopped)-optional
Cashew nuts-25g(optional)
Ghee/Oil-as required


Take a big bowl. Mix together the bread pieces, lemon juice, salt,turmericpowder,red chilli powder,dill leaves and coriander leaves-leave it aside. Now heat oil/ghee in a wok. Add the seasoning-mustard,fenugreek seeds,dry red chilli,curry leaves and the asafoetida powder. Now into the wok add Onion,Saute it till it is soft,then followed by green chilli and ginger paste.When you get the nice aroma of fried ginger, add the marinated bread pieces. Mix everything well.Add sugar as required.( It is the right mix of lemonjuice-sugar and salt which gives it that wonderful my measurements are quite arbitrary, add these ingredients until you get that desired punch.)Cook it for a couple of minutes and serve it with roasted cashews and raisins on top.

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