Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bread Usli - Bread stir fry


A : What are you serving with tea today?
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 Usli

Ingredients

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

Method

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;-)

14 comments :

  1. this is a nice recipe i add tomatoes and spinkle lilttle bit of water over the bread.. and a different taste..

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  2. Sounds like a quick and easy snack.

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  3. Its a different snack divya..

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  4. I make this recipe too. but i call it as bread uppit :)

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  5. just got off from a blog which had bread usli/stir fry too!! :) your looks gr8!!

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  6. looks like a perfect tea time snack

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  7. I don't eat bread so never tasted this dish before. These days I am slightly getting used to whole wheat light bread. Will try with that and see.

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  8. Definetly a good snack for tea time :)

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  9. Divya,
    Looks Yummy..Good snack too.I add potatoes too..

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  10. Thats quick & easy. I add some yoghurt & mix in bread pieces before adding to kadai.. gives a sour taste & things mix well.

    Hope u had a good vacation at moms & mils place!

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  11. thats a simple and delecious recipe divya

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  12. Smn,thank you.Shall try out your version soon!!

    Jayashree,it is.Do try it out!!

    Lavi,thank you.Do try it out!!

    Anjali,call it by whatever name,it is tasty nevertheless,isn't it??

    Ramya,thank you.Do try it out!!

    Divya,it is.Do try it out!!

    Hima,try it with whole wheat bread,it will taste good!!

    Cham,you bet!!

    Rupa,thank you.Will try with potatoes too soon!!

    Seema,thank you.I really had a great time!!

    Sagari,thank you!!

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  13. haha, I felt like I was reading my experience here , V also feels very very hungry when he comes from office, its like the fridge is targeted first then the pantry and then it keeps going on...before I get gobbled up by him, I quickly make him something like usli:) But we have mostly maggi sometimes:)

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  14. Hmm This is my fav.. we call this as bread upma.. it tastes delicious.

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