Friday, July 10, 2009

Veg Bread Upma

I have a memory card full of snaps of my creations.I am cooking and clicking but the posting doesn't seem to be happening. Just checked out Divya's Dil and realised today is the last day for entry to her "Show me your Breakfast", so i thot, why not start right now. So I just clicked today's breakfast and am posting my first recipe and joining in the first event all at once...yipeeeeeeeee!!

Bread Upma was chanced upon on a wednesday at Room No.53, Ladies Hostel, Pondy by a bunch of hungry girls after having finished the eggs for bfast but not able to chew on the hard bread. somebody said lets tear it into pieces, somebody said lets heat it, another said let add some onions and we made something not only edible but delicious to the taste starved hostel souls and since then wednesdays were awaited eagerly.

This version is of course a long way away from our first discovery, but that's the beauty of cooking....i got an idea of a variation as i was cooking the upma this morning.

Anyways, here goes the recipe:

Veg Bread Upma(Serves 2 or 1 very hungry soul)

1.Bread - 5 slices - i usually take the first & last slices and the edges leftover
2.Onion - 1 medium - chopped
3.Green Chilli - 1 - chopped ( you may leave this out of you have young kids)
4.Ginger - 1 Small piece - chopped fine
5.Carrot/Beans/Cabbage/Corn - 1cup - grated or finely chopped - you may add any 1
or all or more as per your choice and availability
6.Seasonings - Salt/Pepper/Garam masala - to taste
7.Oil - 1 tsp
8.Ghee - 1 tsp

To make

1. Tear or shred the bread into bite sized pieces
2. Heat oil, add onion, green chillies and ginger. Saute for 1 min
3. Add vegetables(I added grated carrot/Finely chopped beans & sweet corn)and salt,
mix and cook on low fire with lid.
4. When a little tender, add the bread. Mix well
5. Adjust salt and sprinkle pepper and garam masala to taste
6. Top with the ghee for the flavour and aroma.
7. Your Veg Bread Upma is ready to serve.

Preparation time :5 mins
Cooking time :10 mins

Enjoy your breakfast and I am off to Divya's for the event.


  1. That makes a lovely breakfast. Thanks for sending it to Show Me Your Breakfast event!

  2. Thanks for dropping by Honey!!

  3. You were in room no. 53? Kaveri Hostel?

    Which years? I lived in that room from July 99 to April 2001 :)