Bread Uppitu

Bread uppittu is a variety of upma made using stale bread. We so much love it that we end buying bread to make it instead of using stale bread :). But I should mention that the Upma turns out better if the bread used is at least a couple of days old and kinda holds it shape. Also the best variety of bread will be the sweetish Iyengar bakery style bread. We do not get it often here, so I use 'Whole wheat white' bread. Ya! I know it is no where close to the Iyengar bakery bread, but then got to do with it.


We will need,

Bread        1 loaf cubed. (Trim edges if you like)

Peanut oil     1 tbsp
Channa Dal   1 tsp
Urad Dal       1 tsp
Peanut           2 tbsp (optional)
Jeera             1/4 tsp
Mustard         1/4 tsp
Curry leaves   a handful
Lemon juice   1 tsp
Hing                a dash
Turmeric         a pinch
Green Chillies  4-5 adjust according to taste
Onion            1 medium chopped
Salt

Method
  • Heat oil in a wok. Toss the mustard, Hing, jeera, Curry leaves, Channa dal, Urad dal one of the other.
  • Toss in the green chillies, turmeric and the peanut. Stir for a few minutes.
  • Tip in the chopped onion. Saute till golden. Add Salt and drop the bread cubes. Toss well to coat the bread pieces with the onion mixture.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over the bread and mix well. 
  • Serve warm or room temperature.
We love it as a quick breakfast or an evening snack.

16 comments:

Madhu said...

I make this for quick evening snack, we love them too.As u said Iyengari bread would be great for this, very tempting dish..

Nithya said...

This is yummy :) I get iyengar bread here and will surly try it out soon :)

Jagruti said...

Bread dish looks so nice and tasty!!

srikars kitchen said...

Bread uppitu looks delicious.. nice click..

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice one. Just an FYI. If you can get brioche bread, try that. It is very similar to iyengar bakery bread. It has eggs though. If you are into baking, you can make it eggless.

n33ma said...

hmmm yummy.

Ruchika said...

I make it with left over bread..the last two slices :)

Looks nice..

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shanthi said...

Simple and lovely click

Ms.Chitchat said...

I prepare these too and absolutely love it. Ur version is tasty too.

DEESHA said...

I make this often .. quick easy & tasty

AshKuku said...

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ಪುಟ್ಟ PUTTA said...

I was waiting for this... Thanks. I will ask my wife to try this. Do you remember bread upma that was served to us in Navodaya?

Vanamala Hebbar said...

uppitu nice....yday i made idli uppitu

Leena said...

Simply yummy...

Smitha said...

@ Putta!
Well I do remember. In fact it is the inspiration behind the dish :) I was about to do a long write up on the Navodaya Bread uppit but now paucity of time and therefore no detailed story...

R Sudhir Kumar said...

This is intersting, I should try this. Look inviting and tasty though. Good snap as always