Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bread Oggarane | Bread Upma

It often makes me think, how was life before my kid? Though, he is just six, I feel he is with me forever. I have enjoyed my share of childhood days, teenage days, newly-wed days, but now life completely revolves around my kid. All mothers out there agree with me & all other women will realize this as soon as they have their own kid! I enjoy being a mother, but sometimes the kid in me wants to do what I love to do. On one such day, I made my childhood favorite "bread oggarane" for lunch & relished it thoroughly.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves: 1-2

  • Whole wheat bread slices: 6-8 nos
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Green chillies: 3 nos, sliced
  • Cooking oil: 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves: 4-6 nos, torn
  • Cashew nuts: 1 tbsp, coarsely crushed
  • Tomato ketchup: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: As needed

Chop the bread slices into 1 cm cubes. Refer notes below.
Heat oil in a broad wok. When oil is hot, throw in the mustard seeds & cashew nuts.
When nuts turn golden brown, add in the green chilies & curry leaves.
When curry leaves wilt, throw in the finely chopped onion & saute.
Cook the onions till they are soft & translucent. No need to brown the onions.
Add the chopped bread pieces, salt, tomato ketchup & mix them thoroughly.
Increase the heat to medium-high & toss until the bread pieces slightly change the color.
Remove from heat & serve immediately.

  • I normally do not trim the edges of the bread. Feel free to trim the edges, if needed.
  • This is a very basic bread upma recipe. You could add veggies like bell peppers, green peas, cooked potato to make it healthier.


LG said...

Slurrp! We too love it.

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

Thanks for the quick comment LG :)

Priya said...

Quick,easy and one of my fav breakfast,love it.

DeepthiDigvijay said...

Very qucik recipe!!!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Wow.. yummy upma...
Melting Cookies - Low fat version

Vidya said...

Perfect teatime upma...loved it.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Motherhood indeed changes everything! Love bread uppittu

Leena said...

Yummy snack love it...

Prathima Rao said...

yummyyyyyy...my most fav eve snack!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Neela Manogar said...

Yummy evening snack. Wonderful presentation.