Friday, June 5, 2009

Traditional dish with a modern twist!

We all have our favorite everyday recipes and these recipes have proven to be as quick – easy – nutritious and comforting family choices. But then they become a little tired and boring after a certain time. So why not cook the same dish, substituting a key ingredient or add some new spices or flavorings. I think none of these costs much – in either time or money and yet can give a whole new dimension to the finished dish and your family a totally new culinary delight :).
Thus, I tried transforming one of our traditional dishes into a modern Indian food. It’s just a delicious combination of sweet veggies with tart pieces of bread with minimal spice – yes it just worked though it may not sound much.

Recipe for quick bread & vegetable stir-fry
Serves: 2

3 slices of bread, lightly toasted until hard but not colored, crusts removed
1tbsp natural yogurt (slightly sour if possible) or you can use Greek yogurt
2tbsp oil
1/4tsp mustard seeds
1 onion, finely sliced
1 potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 green chili, chopped or slit
1 carrot, peeled and grated into long shreds
¼ red or white cabbage, cored and finely shredded
1 tsp ginger paste
1 or 2 tsp of lemon juice
2tbsp of chopped cilantro


  • Cut each slice of bread into 9 squares. Brush the yogurt on both sides of the toast and leave on a plate in a single layer to dry off a little.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan and add mustard seeds and wait for it to pop.
    Add onion and potato and fry over a moderate heat until golden.
  • Later add green chili, followed by carrot, cabbage, ginger paste and salt. Fry for 5-6min or until they have wilted.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and bread and cook for another 2mins. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Variations: You could use wholemeal bread to get a nutty flavor.

Happy Weekend :)!!


  1. Nice twist rashmi

  2. It is totally new type of dish.
    Tomarrow being sunday I will try that special .
    Padma Murthy.

  3. Hi Roopashree,

    Thanks for your comments!
    Nimma ನಾಲಗೆ ತಿರುಚು (ಟಂಗ್ ಟ್ವಿಸ್ಟರ್) saha tumba chennagide, yeshtondu aatagalu marthe hogirate ee busy life nalli, nimma article odidamele naanu kelavu tongue twisters na try maade to test my tongue :-p

  4. Thank you Mrs.Padma Murthy for your valuable comment and please do let me know how you liked the dish :)


  5. Interesting....looks colourful too...welcome to the community

  6. best part abt all the dishes is ders no deep frying:)...............luks sooo healthy....yummy.....but was wondering how did u get this beatiful red colour???

  7. Hey thanks Garima!
    Its just carrots and the magic of the red cabbage :)

  8. it looks gr8 will def try it out.. how come its red in color??

  9. @ Sush,
    Glad you liked it :)! Its just the magic of carrots and the red cabbage :)

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