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June 18, 2009


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I Usually make this bread upma during weekends in evening and sometimes in the weekdays for my daughter as evening snack..We  like this very much.. Drooling


  • Bread – 5 slices (Milk or whole wheat )
  • Big onion – 1 no (slice cut)
  • Green chilly – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Ginger & garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Tomato – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
To Temper:
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Salt, oil & water – as required.
  • Lime juice – Few drops (if u omit tomato, u can add lime juice b4 serving)
  • Cut the onion, green chilly , tomato and set aside.
  • Cut the bread slices into 4 small squares .Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil and add the tempering items and fry.
  • Then add the onion slices, green chilly, ginger& garlic paste,curry leaves and saute till onion turns transparent.Add tomato pieces and cook till it turns mushy.
Bread upma tile 1
  • Add the red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder . Sprinkle little water to make a wet paste..
  • Mix well and finally add the bread pieces .Toss it well.Make sure the bread pieces do not get crumbled & masala coated the bread very well..If needed sprinkle little water at this stage.. Please do not more water because bread will be soggy…
                   Bread upma tile2
  • Switch off the fire and add the lemon juice if desired.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves..
Serve hot!!

Yesterday i prepared this thokku for dosa from EC’s blog..It was excellent..We loved it..I make tomato onion thokku..This recipe is similar to that but instead of tomato , tamarind paste is used..Very nice and a worthy side dish to try..Thanks a lot EC..U had taught me a yummy entremets with onions…Smile
onion thokku!!

Of all the foods which have been around throughout history, bread is close to being about the oldest one. The first ingredients were used during the Neolithic ages when bread is said to have been made from grains of ground cereal and water. The johnnycake, pita, tortilla and oatcakes from Scotland are ancestors of these early recipes.
Did you know that more than 59 pounds of bread and bread products are consumed by Americans?.  
And, almost every household has at least two types of bread within them? 
Bread is a wonderful source for iron, vitamins, calcium and protein as well as fiber in the whole wheat varieties which aids in the digestion process. Most white breads are not that high in calories, they usually range about 75 calories per slice or a little above; whole wheat on the other hand, is lower in
calories at only 60 per slice. Keeping bread inside of a bread box will make your bread last longer at room temperature than keeping it out on the counter. You can also wrap a freshly baked loaf of bread with wax paper and keep it in the
refrigerator; this keeps it from getting mold on it and helps it stay fresh longer as well..
There are many health benefits of eating whole wheat bread, not just the high content of fiber. Whole wheat bread is also loaded with vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and niacin’s that are very important to your health and weight maintenance as well. Studies have shown that women who eat
whole wheat instead of white breads weigh much less and are better able to maintain their healthier weights.
Inflammation is lessened by people who eat healthy wheat breads on a regular basis and the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart diseases are lowered too.
Wheat bread keeps your digestive system on track and decreases problems of the gastrointestinal tracts. The fiber content within wheat breads has been shown to protect women of pre-menopausal age against cancer within the breasts. The women in these studies ate at least 30 grams per day.
These breads will be of great benefit to your heart in several ways. Cholesterol can be lowered; blood pressure and glucose levels can be regulated also.
The bread which is the healthiest for you can be found by checking the back label to see which ingredients are included in them. For the best health benefits from bread, either stone ground or whole grains should be the first on the ingredient label, not enriched. The bread should not contain high
fructose corn syrup but be sweetened by the use of honey or a molasses instead, as these are healthy natural types of sweeteners. The salt and these sweeteners should be towards the bottom of the ingredient label for the healthiest benefits.  Look for breads which don’t include preservatives or types of
additives in them as these are not very healthy. These breads can be kept just as fresh without these additional chemicals by just closing properly and refrigerating the loaf.
Bye, catch u all in my next postWave


  1. Oh wow lovely color......looks spicy and yumm.......

  2. Delicious bread upma..perfectly browned.

  3. Lovely Upma.....Looks yummy...I have a bread Item to be posted soon gal..

  4. Hi Chitra, nice looking upma. I like this upma too.Will try making your way and taste it.

  5. I too like bread upma, make often!!

  6. bread Upma looks to me..and as always..your kitchen clinic has lot of info..thanks for sharing.

  7. Bread upma looks so delicious Chitra ...

  8. I too make this when i have bread to finish off, looks good!

  9. Bread upma looks yumm...with wonderful Bread info. really a solid dish to enjoy weekend and all... Love to try...Thanks for sharing all this thing at a glance...

  10. Delicious upma Chitra...this sure is an excellent evening snack :)

  11. Mmmmm... super yum!!! Crispy and tasty one!!

  12. Thats one spicy yummy Upma dear..:)

  13. Lovely bread upma! I love to have this as a snack!

  14. I absolutely love bread upma ..

  15. Delicious upma, looks yumm!!!

  16. Hey ...i love bread upama ..dear ..but very scraed to try this ...i must try seeing urs ..looks soo yummy ! and perfect ! :)

  17. bread upma with onion thokku, nice combination:)

  18. that's a very innovative idea!!!

  19. bread upma looks the colour..

  20. Looks and sounds awesome,I should try once :)

  21. My favourite Upma,looks yummy. Onion thokku also looks delicious ,will try it soon.

  22. Hi Chitra, just checked your comment girl. Hope you are doing well there. Yeah, I had a great time visiting every Mall there in B'lore, meeting friends and family. Mysore is still so beautiful, isn't it? Not changed much like B'lore. But did lot of good eating and shopping in B'lore.

    Bread Upma looks yum, never tried it before. See you in Sept. We are busy right now with kids stuff, I will be back in few months, have fun blogging. Hugs! :)

  23. mmmm Lovely Upma... looks very tempting :)

  24. Bread Upma looks delicious - a favorite at our place too and so easy to make on short notice.

  25. No need to convince me! I love bread and would eat it all the time if I could. Unfortunately, some of your pics didn't load on my computer so I couldn't see the final result but judging from the recipe, this bread upma sounds delicious!


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