We are not a bread-omelette eating family.I don't eat eggs and Ajay is not a big fan of eggs,so bread breakfast mostly means toasted bread with butter and jam along with oats or cereals.Bread usli is saved for tea time.When last time in-laws were here,ma-in-law made this delicious bread upkari which tasted very similar to upma and which was so good on its own.Perfect breakfast in 15 minutes!
Bredda Upkari / Bread Upma
Day old bread - 1 loaf
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Green chilly - 2,slit
Red chilly - 1,broken into two
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Onion - 1,sliced
Thick curd - 1/3 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Chop the bread slices into small pieces.
In a thick bottomed kadai add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
Mix in the green chilly,red chilly and curry leaves.
Add in the sliced onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
Meanwhile mix together curds,sugar and salt.
Add in the grated coconut followed with the curd mix.Mix in the bread slices and cook till the bread cubes turn golden brown and crisp.
Update - Adding curd to the Bread Upma is a unique idea of my ma-in-law.She started making this upma with wheat bread.As it is,wheat bread becomes hard and chewy when it is stale,adding curd makes it soft.I follow the same method for white bread too which makes the bread soft on the inside and crisp on the outside.