Friday, May 29, 2009

Tangy Masala Bread


Masala Bread with Yogurt Dip
"Masala bread" or "Bread Uppma" is a great dish to have for breakfast or as a brunch on a lazy Sunday morning or even as a snack with a nice cup of "chai" in the evening.
Ingredients:(Serves 2)
  • Whole wheat bread: 4-5 slices (cut into small squares)
  • Onion: 1/2 medium (chopped fine)
  • Tomatoes: 1/2 medium (chopped fine)
  • Ginger+garlic paste:1/2 teaspoon(optional)
  • Garam masala:1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric:1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander/Cilantro leaves: 1 tablespoon(finely chopped)
  • Oil: 1teaspoon
  • Salt: to taste
  • For tempering (Optional)
  • Mustard seeds:1/4teaspoon
  • Zeera/Cumin seeds: 1/4 teaspoon
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the ingredients for tempering(optional-or skip this step and add the onions to the oil).
  2. When the mustard starts to sputter,add the onion,ginger+garlic paste,turmeric,garam masala and salt.
  3. Saute till the onions turn a golden brown.Add the chopped tomatoes, and saute till they are thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add the chopped bread and mix gently till the masala coats the bread.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve either as such or with a yogurt dip.
Note:
  • The tempering is optional-so don't fret if you don't have the ingredients(we always have these in the masala box and I tend to use it since I like the extra Indian flavour it tends to impart)
  • I added a cup of mushrooms too to this dish(I love mushrooms so I try and add it where ever possible).
Question: What is your favorite Sunday morning breakfast/brunch?

31 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

thats a great snack idea love it I love pancakes with blueberries
have a wonderful weekend

Rebecca

Pavithra said...

Wow thats really wonderful dish.. love to have a bite ..Nice variation.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely attractive dish... I want some too...

Priyanka loves food said...

This is one of my favorite dishes! I love it and I like the addition of mushrooms!

Seriously,looks amazing.

Pooja said...

Lovely dish Sweta! I love to have spicy upma/puutu-kadala.

sangeeta said...

it's my childhood favorite........with mushrooms it becomes healthy.nice pic.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Healthy and tasty dish...I would love to have this as an evening snack :)

eatingRD said...

This sounds wonderful and I LOVE all those spices, especially garam masala. We like to put it on roasts when we do have red meat. I'll have to try it! You should be getting your flash drive soon :)

Pearl said...

yum - looks delish!

Pavithra said...

Swetha ur welcome always..I am in LA only where are u ?

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh...this sounds absolutely amazing!!! I really want to make this!

Jenn said...

This is definitely great for snacks!!! Looks awesome with yogurt. Mmmm...It's great finger food too.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Now this puts a whole new exciting twist on a lazy weekend breakfast!

Priya said...

Thats a delicious masala bread..looks very yummy!

Vrinda said...

Great tea time snack,loos yumm..

burpandslurp said...

gosh, that looks amazing! now, why didn't the indian restaurant I just went to have that?
fav brunch...that's hard! I would say...crepes? but then, I also love a good omelet...and pancakes...urgh, it's like asking me to choose my fav child!

doggybloggy said...

I like poached eggs with hollandaise but I would gladly have some of this!

Sweta said...

Reb-I love pancakes and blueberries too!!
Pavitra,Priyanka,Sangeeta,Pearl,Priya,Vrinda-thanks:)
HCOF-come and get it!!
Pooja-thanks for putting up the recipe for puttu+kadala.
Gita-yes,ideal with a nice cup of tea!
Kristen-thanks a ton,will keep checking the mail box:)
Dar-let me know if you like it:)
Jenn-yup,great finger food!
Sophie-maybe when I start a cafe,I'll have it on the menu ;-)
DB-eggs are my all time fave!

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, such a glorious dish! I love the combination of all the wonderful textures!

My favorite brunch dish is whole wheat pancakes, always... :-)

5 Star Foodie said...

I've never had Masala Bread - it sounds really good! On Saturdays we always get pastries and coffee at Wegmans before shopping there and Sundays we like our waffles or crepes!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks like a divine snack which I'd love to have right now (it's just past midnight). My favourite Sunday brunch is probably pancakes or scrambled eggs with bacon or smoked salmon.

Lori said...

That yogurt dip sounds wonderful! Scones top my list or a bakery bagel with cream cheese. I'm not hard to please when it comes to breakfast. :)

Hari Chandana said...

Hi.. I am a new blogger..
wow thats really lovely snack..thanks for the recipe

n33ma said...

wow this is such a nice twist to the normal upma and bread.
I really liked your blog!

n33ma said...

I just saw ur question,I'm from Blore,but I do have relatives in Shimoga.

the ungourmet said...

That looks delicious! I have never cooked with Garam Masala. I have tasted it and I really love it though. I will have to get some and try your recipe!

Uma said...

looks so delicious and tempting.

pigpigscorner said...

What a yummy dish! Great breakfast. I always have oats for weekend breakfasts

John said...

Looks so good and spicy. I love spicy food.
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Anisheetu said...

masala bread is looking great.... I just love it....

Anupama said...

I always like savories than sweets and even with bread try to make something salty/spicy all the time. I'm going to try your masala bread soon :-)