This is an easy one pot meal with more than the daily recommended serving of vegetables. This is a Bread Pulav made with 6 kinds of vegetables! You can add more if you like.
I usually make bread upma with just onions and tomatoes. This time I thought I'll make it a little different with lots of veggies for dinner.
Start off with some white bread or wheat bread will work good too. Cut the bread into small squares.
Add a couple of tsps of oil to a wide pan. Add the pieces little at a time and fry till they are firm. Drizzle a little oil while cooking on top if needed.
Take care to keep the bread from burning - keep tossing them so that all sides get cooked evenly.
This is how it looks when it becomes a little crisp and yet soft in the center. This is perfect consistency for this dish.
Now that the bread is ready and out of the way, we'll need to get the veggies ready.
Here, I have - chopped green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, onions, tomatoes and green bell peppers. Chop all the veggies finely.
Also, chop up and wash carrots, green beans and peas. You can add other veggies like cauliflower, potatoes etc if you like.
In a wide pan, add a tsp of oil. Do a tadka of mustard seeds and jeera and then add the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry for a min.
Then, add the onions and bell peppers and fry for a couple of mins.
Then, add the tomatoes and all the other veggies to this. Saute for a few mins.
Now, add the spices - I added salt, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, biriyani masala and pav bhaji masala - all as per your taste.
Cook well till the veggies are done.
Now, add the pan fried bread pieces to this and mix well. Mix this just before serving. This dish does not taste as good when it cools down. And microwaving will make the bread pieces soft. So, try to just mix this just before serving and heat it up in a pan.
You can squeeze some lemon juice on top if you like that flavor. Add some fresh chopped cilantro and mix well.
Serve hot.This actually tasted really really good ( not even trying to be modest here - because I want you to try this out!).
Serve this with a side of cucumber raitha or any other cool raitha.
My obsession shots of course!
Enjoy! Peace Out!