A street style wholesome & hearty breakfast option also called as bread & egg 'upma' in India.
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices of bread
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 medium sized green chilli finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder * see notes
- 1/4 tsp pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin/jeera powder
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing
- 2 tbsp oil
- salt to taste
Break the eggs in a bowl and beat well. Trim the sides and cut the bread into cubes. Keep aside.
In a heavy bottomed pan/kadhai, heat the oil and toss in the chopped green chilli and onions and fry till the onions are almost golden. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a couple of minutes till mushy (add salt at this stage to speed up this process).
Add the turmeric, red chilli, pepper and cumin powders and fry on a low heat. Pour in the beaten egg mixture and stir on a medium low flame for about 2-3 minutes taking care to see that they don't get scorched.
When the eggs have cooked just right *see notes, add in the bread cubes and mix gently.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.
You may use white or brown bread as per your choice, ensure that it is fresh but not crumbly.Adjust all the spice elements (green chilli, red chilli powder & pepper powder) as per your taste. You can skip the chilli powder if you have low tolerance to spice.Eggs need to be cooked just right - neither undercooked nor too dry as the bread needs to absorb the juiciness slightly to give the right taste. Make sure you had a wee bit of extra salt because once the bread is added the whole mixture could taste bland - It will be harder to adjust the salt after the bread has been added as the bread can turn soggy soon. This dish needs to be prepared and served fresh and piping hot as the bread can turn soggy if prepared in advance.