February 7, 2008

Whole Wheat Bread Upma

“Give me yesterday's Bread, this Day's Flesh, and last Year's Cyder.”

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard's Almanac

Who doesn't have Bread for breakfast... say at least thrice a week?..Its something I (we all..)love to have - as its easy, breezy to use up and saves so much of time in those hurried n busy mornings..:D. My usual bread-breakfasts are Bread-Butter, Bread-Jam, Bread-Omlette or a Bread-Sandwich. These days we are being cautious whats out intake is, Whole Wheat Bread is our new addition from past couple of months. and we are loving it.

Note: Check the ingredient list to make certain whole-grain flour is used in greater quantities than other flours.

...I tried out my usual Bread Upma with it and tasted yummy with all the whole grain goodness in it...:D...We ate this for our breakfast as the preparation time is not more than 15mins. So,forwarding to Suganya's WBB:Healthy Eats Event.

You need:

6 slices of Whole Wheat Bread ( or any kind of bread)
2-3 tbsp of Yogurt
Salt - to taste
1/4 tbsp Turmeric
1/2 tbsp Red Chilli powder
Fresh Coriander
1 Green Chilli
1 medium sized Onion - finely chopped

For Tadka:
1 tbsp Oil
Cumin seeds
Mustard seeds
Urad dal
pinch of Hing

How to make:

1. Cut the slices of bread into chunks and marinate them in salted yogurt for few minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a wok take oil and add all the ingredients listed under 'tadka'. Let them splutter.
3. Add chopped onion, green chilli and coriander. Saute them for a while.
4. Season with salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
5. Finally, add in the marinated bread pieces and mix the contents well.
6. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Marinating the bread pieces in yogurt gives a nice tangy taste and a distinct flavor. If one doesn't like yogurt, skip marinating and instead sprinkle some water in Step 5.

Off I am to a trip this weekend and am planning to make this again as it packs well for short travels and lunches. That reminds me to send this to EC's 'Travel Food Event' too!...:))

Have a great weekend ahead guys! Cya all next week!

~ Siri


  1. adding yogurt seems like a nice 'twist'. i do everything like you have mentioned except the addition of yogurt :)

  2. Hi Siri, nice dish for travel. Day old bread do nicely for this dish, I can imagine the taste, yum!:))

    Have a great weekend too.

  3. love bread upma..i am such a carb addict :D

  4. Looks delicious Siri! We always have bread at home but i have not made this for the longets time!
    Enjoy your trip!

  5. I used to make similar way but never using yogurt ..must be good taste adding yogurt.

  6. Upma!! Mmmmmm u always make me sooo hungry! Have a wonderful weekend yaar :o)

  7. Looks delicious....Adding yogurt to bread upma is new to me. Nice entry Siri.

  8. I too marinade the bread pieces in yogurt. Even bread dry as a cardboard tastes great. Thanks for the entry, Siri.

  9. you have bread only for breakfast? i have it brekkers, lunch and dinner. nice recipe.

  10. love upma of all kinds!! i cant believe that many ppl i know actly dont like this!! :O

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  12. Looks delicious...thanks for sending it to the event

  13. Different upma Siri - I feel hungry :)

  14. Delicious Upma Siri..Have a nice trip.

  15. Looks delicious Siri dear and for some reason I had never thought of making upma with whole wheat bread, its always been white bread though we use whole wheat otherwise. Hearty indeed!

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  17. I always make my bread upma with whole wheat bread/whole grain bread..Makes me like a King oops queen for having had a healthy royal b/f.

    All said and done - going off to a trip dint sound too good to me..but then you know it already..dont want bawl my hearts out here too :(

  18. i just posted bread upma ..Your look excellent one lady!!!

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    Looks like a new blog template........looks cool buddy :-)
    Am really glad I hopped into ur space today :-))


  20. Upma, is one versatile dish...and this recipe of yours proves it ....what says you

  21. Good way to start our day Siri. Viji

  22. Siri, the upma looks lovely and so does the new look of your blog :-)

  23. Hi Siri,
    Hope you had a great trip! I've never heard of this dish, and it sounds delish (or as they say here, "ono"). To be honest, I'm not a big bread eater so I often have part of a loaf in the freezer getting stale. I'm going to try this tomorrow instead of oatmeal -- thanks for the inspiration! And Mahalo for your visit to my site,

  24. Hi, again,
    I did try this recipe and it was so-o-o delicious, even without the chilies (I was out). This is one of my new favorite foods!

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