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Bread Upma

During the four years of engineering we learned a lot of stuff, nah am not talking about principals of physics and how to create a circuit board, am talking about life and friendship. 
The friends you make in those years are like family away from family. We have our egos, jealousies and fights but we still love each other. 
In my case I learned to speak a better version of Oriya, also the fact that I hate doing the dishes ;) , how to make maggie and realized that you don't have to be fair to have admirers LOL.
We used to use a small pocket immersion rod to make maggie and tea and that too with stolen electricity as we were not allowed a plug point. 
On the rare occasion the cooks would let us use the gas in the kitchen we would pounce at the opportunity, well not me because I was quite ignorant. My friend Rasmita and Amrita were the best cooks in the bunch. So this recipe was created one such day, when Amrita  tried to make sandwich but the bread crumbled and she mixed it all and called it tangy bread and for year we called it that. 
But the time I made it for my inl-aws they said "Oh you made bread Upma" then I realized its not a invention but and existing dish :) 
A new dish invention or not, those were great days!!!.
  1. White Bread: 8-10 Slices ( broken in to small cubes)
  2. Onion: 1 medium Slices
  3. Green Chillies: 2-3 chopped
  4. Curry Leaves: 2-4
  5. Tomato: 1 medium sliced
  6. Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  7. Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
  8. Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp (adjust as per taste)
  9. Oil: 1 tbsp
In a kadhai heat oil for cooking.
Add the mustard and cumin seeds and let it splatter.
Add the chopped green chillis and curry leaves.
As the curry leaves stop spluttering add the sliced onions and a pinch of salt and let the onions cook till translucent.
Add the tomatoes , red chilli powder and salt to taste and cook till the tomatoes are mushy.
Add the broken chunks of bread and mix well and let it soak in all the flavors and spices.
Cook for another 4-5 mins stirring in between.

Turn off the heat and serve it hot with a cup of morning tea or coffee.
Till then Happy Blogging


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