Its been grey and wet in London this whole week and my mind is thinking of spicing up this weather in my Kitchen. Jan has indeed been a long month and am glad that it has finally got over. As we move towards the month of Love and need to get ahead of this grey weather I put in a health recipe with this humble ingredient of Bread. Bread is a staple breakfast item not only in Europe but also in most households in India. We generally enjoy this as a toast or with some spreads in Europe but in India we have gone one step ahead and experimented this humble dish to suit our taste buds.
I have always had this problem as the bread expires in 2-3 days and we need to trash it as it gets stale. So I looked up to see how can we make the best use of stale/fresh bread, and here we go….. ‘SOYA AND LINSEED BREAD EGG UPMA’
Ingredients: Serves 2-3
- Soya and Linseed bread/Multi grain bread/Plain brown or white bread 6 slices cut the edges off and cut them into bite size squares
- 1 medium sized onion roughly chopped
- 1 spring curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp channa dal
- 1 green chilly roughly chopped (deseed if you prefer less spicy)
- 1″ ginger chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- pinch of red chilly powder
- 1/4 tsp tumeric powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil
- handful of coriander leaves chopped
- half juice of lemon
- 4 egg whites lightly beaten
- little water about 1/2 cup or less.
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Once heated add cumin seeds and mustard and let it splutter. Now add curry leaves, channa dal and allow it to fry followed by onion and saute this until the onion is translucent.
- In the meanwhile cut the sides of the bread and cut them into bite size pieces.
- In a bowl lightly beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and soak the bread in the egg whites
- Once the onion is transulent add green chilly and ginger. Now add the tomatoes along with red chilly and tumeric powder. Saute this for about 2 minutes.
- Add a little water and cook this until the tomatoes have cooked well.
- Add the soaked bread and mix it will with the masala so that the bread absorbs all the flavour.
- To this add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Finally garnish with chopped coriander and enjoy