Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Quick And Easy To Make Snacks Recipe : Bread Upma | Bread Usli | Konkani Style Breakfast Bread Upkari

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

  • 10 Bread slices (brown or white, I have used brown bread here)
  • 1 big Onion finely chopped
  • 1 big Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tea spoon Chana dal (bengal gram dal)
  • 1 tea spoon Urad dal
  • 1 tea spoon Mustard
  • 1 strand Curry leaves
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chillies slit into 2 pieces
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1.5 tea spoon Pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tea spoon Oil
  • A small bunch of Coriander leaves
  • Cut each bread slice into small cubes and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and green chillies one by one.
  • When mustard seeds start spluttering, add onion and fry till it becomes light brown.
  • Now add tomatoes and fry it.
  • Once it becomes soft, add turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and salt.
  • Mix it well, and let it cook for 3 minutes.
  • Now add bread cubes and mix well.
  • Add very little water, if needed, so that bread cubes wont stay dry.
  • Close the lid, and let it cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Finely add finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Tasty and healthy bread upma is ready to eat.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Konkani Randap : Jeer-Mirya Kadi | Jeera-Pepper Kadhi

It is another delicious and healthy dish from konkanis. As we use pepper and jeera, both are very good for digestion. This kadi goes great with white rice and any other side dish.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 table spoon jeera
  • 4-5 pepper seeds
  • 2-3 red chillie
  • 1 or 2 pieces of small tamarind
  • 1 table spoon mustard seeds
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste 

  • Heat oil in a vessel. Fry jeera, pepper seeds and red chillies in it.
  • Grind jeera, pepper seeds, red chillies, grated coconut, turmeric powder and tamarind together to get a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a vessel, fry mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the ground masala and water to get a rasam consistency.
  • Boil the kadi for 10 minutes.
  • Searve hot with white rice.
 PS:  A seasoning of 6 to 7 garlic pods give a great aroma to the kadi.

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