Friday, August 3, 2012

Bread upma /savory bread pudding with chickpea-vegan recipe

This is one of our favorite ways to eat bread ,especially if it's gone dry or a little stale.Here I have added chickpea to the dish for a boost of protein. The recipe is simple, you can add more or less spices or vegetables as per your taste and preference .

Makes 4 servings for breakfast

  • Bread :  6  (we use brown bread so the color may vary if in case white bread is used)
  • garbanzo beans/chickpea:1/2 cup
  • Onion :1 large
  • tomato -one large 
  • carrot- 1 grated 
  • green chilies - 4
  • curry leaves -a few
  • turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  • tomato ketchup- 2 tbs
  • salt as per taste
  • oil-1 tsp
  • mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • walnuts -few to garnish(optional)
  • coriander to garnish

  1. Start by heating a pan on medium high,add mustard seeds let crackle,add cumin seeds and curry leaves
  2. next add onions ,green chilies and a little salt,saute for a few minutes.
  3. once the onions are cooked well add the turmeric and red chili powder,let the spices cook for a couple of minutes and then add tomato,cook until mushy
  4. add the grated carrot and mix in everything well.
  5. add in the beans and also add about 2-3 tbs of water to make everything come together. 
  6. mix in the ketchup 
  7. cut the bread into bite size pieces or shred them by hands and add to the mixture .
  8. incorporate everything and check for seasoning ,keep in mind that bread already has salt.
  9. garnish with walnuts and coriander leaves 
This can be enjoyed with an evening cup of tea or can be had as a healthy breakfast along side with eggs or just coffee.

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  1. this is one of my favorite and quick breakfast…like the vibrant color

  2. Wish i could grab that plate now.....looks so tempting!!