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Bread Upma

1 tomato
1/2 inch ginger
2 green chillies
6 slices of bread
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
3 teaspoons ghee
3-4 curry leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal
Salt to taste

Cut the bread into small squares. (1 slice should be cut into about 9 squares). Heat the ghee and fry the urad dal and mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the dal turns light brown add the ginger and green chillies. Fry for 2 minutes before putting in the cut bread. Keep stirring the mixture or the bread will stick to the bottom. Put in all the remaining masalas. Mix well and add salt and tomatoes. Mix everything well and cook for 5 minutes.

Tamil Nadu Suji Uppuma

1 cup Suji (farina)
4 tbsp Ghee
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Chana dal
2 Whole Red Chillis, broken
5-6 Curry Leaves
˝ tsp Asofoetida
1 cup Shelled Peas
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 Green Chillies, minced
2-3 cup Water
Salt to taste
1 tbsp chopped Coriander Leaves

Fry Suji on a low flame in half the ghee till it becomes light brown, then remove and set aside. Heat remaining ghee and fry mustard seeds, Bengal gram, and red chilliis. When it splutters add curry leaves and green chillies and fry till golden brown. Next add peas and sauté well. Add water and lemon juice to it and mix well. Add salt and cover and cook till the daal gets soft. Gradually add suji to it and see that no lumps are formed. Stir constantly. Keep mixing well till the water dries up. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly. Remove from fire and then pack Uppuma firmly in a bowl. Invert on the serving plate and offer hot.