Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chilli Bread

Whole wheat breads are always a healthy option for a snack or breakfast. Making it colorful and look attractive is an easy way to make the kids finish the plate in just minutes. The first time I prepared this was for my lil one's snack time and I actually had bread upma in mind. But while preparing I just started experimenting and the end result was too good. VJ tasted it and he too liked it. Then I had to prepare this again for him :-) I am glad my sweethearts loved this new recipe. You can also prepare this the same way as you prepare Chilli Parotta, garnishing with the spring onions. Here I haven't used them. And now to the easy recipe!


Whole wheat bread - 4 slices, cut them into small cubes
Onion - 1, bigger one, thinly sliced
Tomatoes - 2, thinly sliced
Green chillies - 2, slit lengthwise
Garlic - 2, finely chopped
Tomato sauce - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp or as per taste
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 or 2 tsp
Mustard seeds and curry leaves for tempering
Coriander leaves for garnish

  1. Heat a pan, add one or two tsp of oil and the mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Then add the curry leaves followed by green chilles and garlic. Saute and then add the sliced onions. Fry until onion turns translucent.
  2. Then add the tomatoes and fry until it turns mushy. Then add the garam masala and tomato sauce and saute for a minute. 
  3. Now add the cubed bread slices and salt and stir gently so that it gets well coated with the onion tomato mixture. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mix again, turn off the stove, keep covered for 2 minutes. This helps the bread to turn soft and the flavor of the coriander leaves blends well with the bread mixture. Enjoy with plain curd or any Yogurt dip.
** You can also slice the green chillies into thin slices instead of slitting lengthwise, if you are serving for adults. This would increase the spice level.The sweetness of the bread along with onions, tomatoes and the green chillies would taste great.
** If you feel your bread is not soft enough just sprinkle few drops of water while adding the bread to the onion tomato mixture. Be sure you do not add more water, else your bread will be mushy.
** You can also drizzle few drops of lemon juice for a tangy flavor.

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