When you want to create something delectable in a jiffy, yet satisfy that craving for something snacky and spicy here is a solution.
For this Dry Bread Upma Dish
Take four to five white bread slices
Tear them into medium-sized square pieces with hand
Heat a pan. Add 2 tsp butter and 1/2 tsp oil. Once hot temper with 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds. Wait till they crackle. Add curry leaves,and a cup of sliced onions. Saute till soft.
Add 2-3 split long green chillies and stir for few seconds.
Now add the pieces of bread and stir dry till slightly brown or crispy. Add turmeric powder , 1/2 tsp sugar, salt to taste, and some black pepper.
Stir and add finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and some red chilly powder to garnish. Don;t forget to squeeze in juice of half a lemon for the tangy sweet flavour.
Awesome when paired with ginger tea and a view of sunset!
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Mornings are when they say you must feed your poor stomach that has fasted the entire night!
Mornings ought to bring a sense of calm which is pretty difficult to find/achieve/try for often…Stress engulfs one and all these days. Newspapers and magazines are filled with articles of leading a destressful life… sigh..Well with mornings one of the best way to start your day is a glass of water…no matter how busy, rushed or stressed or lazy you feel..
Bread that are healthy like this new 9 grain bread slices available these days.
Have it with a healthy spread of peanut butter for that dose of instant energy (Personally I prefer cheese or plain salted butter) You could try it with some delicious fruit jam as well..
A cuppa coffee of tea/chai whatever makes you feel chirpy..
A quick bread upma is a good choice as well.
To make a plate of bread upma.
Crumble into tiny pieces 6 to 7 slices of bread (or brown bread). Add 1 tsp oil and dollop of butter in a pan, add jeera (cumin seeds), and mustard seeds. On spluttering add chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Throw in thinly sliced onions..
Now add the bread pieces with sprinkle of turmeric powder, red chilly powder, 1 tsp sugar and half tsp lemon squeezed juice. Sprikle salt evenly and throw in lot of fresh coriander leaves. You could try sprinkling bit of pavbhaji masala as well. Spicy, hot accompaniment with tea in the morning is ready for you!
Also, fruits are wonderful in the morning. If you can manage add in fruits to your daily diet. When I dont like having them I sprinkle black pepper, and salt to pieces of apples, pineapple, pear, mangoes etc and have them..