D : What else,tea and marie vita!!
A : I feel like eating something else..
D : What do you want?I'll make it now..
A : Make bread usli..
D : But you just bought the bread yesterday..
A : Never mind..!!
No prizes for guessing A is my hubby and D is me.This is a normal routine in our house.When I ask him over the phone what he wants along with tea,he always says..I don't want anything heavy,just a few marie biscuits will do.When he comes home he says he feels like eating something and the story follows..Now have I said before that Bread is a boon for all those snack cravings..??Bread usli is the result of such a craving.Usli is stir-fry,literally.Ready in a jiffy and satisfies your hunger pangs as well as snack cravings.It is normally prepared with slightly stale bread..but only if the cravings do not pop up before that.
Bread - 10 slices
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Green chilly - 1 slit lengthwise
Red chilly - 1 broken into pieces
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1tbsp
Salt to taste
Chop the bread pieces into small bite sized pieces in a wide pan.
Add sugar and salt,mix well.
Take a kadai and prepare seasoning with oil,mustard seeds and jeera.
When they start spluttering add the chillies and curry leaves.
Add grated coconut and fry well(no need to brown it).
Add the bread pieces and mix well.
When the bread pieces start getting brown and a little caramelised,switch off the pan and serve.
Enjoy with a cup of tea;-)