Bread Pulao

This month Nupur of 'One Hot Stove' asked us 'What's Lurking In The Kitchen ?.I didn't have to actually go to the pantry to see what is in there coz my kitchen stocks are meager now.I am now packing and ready to join hubby after a long vacation in India and am religiously using up all that's left in the containers.In the midst of wondering what to send across to Nupur,Lil angel fell sick and with the Pediatrician's prescription came a loaf of bread.

I usually don't associate bread with illness but the Pediatrician said Idli / bread /curd rice would be better for her tummy.But Lil angel didn't think likewise and so the bread ended up in the refrigerator and she was happy to have curd rice anytime she was hungry.

Soon she recovered and the loaf of bread was still in the fridge and a look at it told me it was still in an edible condition and I remembered seeing a bread pulao recipe in J's blog-The Veggie Hut.I usually prepare Bread upma with leftover bread but this time I decided to try her recipe.

It was a very simple recipe and ideal as a tea time snack.

I used:

Bread slices - 8 ,roughly torn
Onion -1, chopped
Tomato, -1 ,chopped
Mustard seeds-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder-1/2 a teaspoon
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves-a few
Oil-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

  1. Heat oil in a pan and put in mustard and cumin seeds.
  2. When they pop add the curry leaves and turmeric powder.
  3. Next in goes the onion and saute till translucent.
  4. Add the tomato and cook till soft.
  5. Put in chilli powder and salt and cook for a minute.Simmer.
  6. Add the bread pieces and mix well so that the masala coats the pieces.
  7. Cover for a minute and serve hot.

J suggests the use of tomato ketchup and sugar but I did not use them.It tasted very good with a cup a piping hot coffee.

Now as soon as I get back home,I better take a stock of what's in my kitchen/pantry and try out some recipe before they are past the date.Do you have anything to share?Then send them across to Nupur.

Happy cooking...

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