Whole wheat bread has always been a quick ingredient in my cooking and I prefer to load it with veggies/cheese/butter to make it healthy.Sandwiches make a quick and healthy snack/breakfast for the family when we really need a change. This bread upma flashed in my mind when mothers wanted healthy lunch box recipes/snacks recipes and finger foods. Whole wheat bread /Brown bread with no added sugar can be given to babies above 10 months very occasionally. For toddlers this can be a healthy snack/breakfast/dinner or tiffin box menu. I have ensured to include twice the amount of veggies than bread to make sure it is more nutritious. The combination of veggies added/size/shape/ratio is purely your choice.
- Bread slices-12
- Carrot-2(medium sized)
- Potato-2(Medium Sized)
- Beans-1 cup(Sliced)
- Green Chilly-1
- Onion-1 cup(Sliced)
- Sambhar powder-1/2 tsp
- Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
- Jeera Powder-1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder-1 tsp
- Pepper-1/2 tsp
- Salt-To taste
- Oil/Ghee-To cook
- Crumbled paneer-1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
- Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves
- Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
1.Chop the bread slices into small cubes.
2.Wash the veggies and cut into thin slices.
3.In a pan add 1 tbsp of ghee or oil and finely toast the bread cubes and add paneer crumbs at the end.
4.Set them aside. Just toss them.
5.In the same pan,add ghee or oil and temper with tempering elements and green chilly.
6.Add onion,tomatoes and all veggies one after the other and saute them well.
7.Add all masalas and give a quick stir.
8.Add a cup of water and let it cook.
9.Close the pan and let it cook.
10.When the veggies are cooked 90% add salt and quickly stir well.
11.Add the bread cubes when the veggies becomes non sticky and completely dry/cooked.
12.Toss well and serve hot.
You can even add pre cooked peas,corn ,capsicum.
Adding a drop of lemon juice or tomato sauce enhances the taste.
Always have a word with your doctor before offering anything new.
Do consider family history of allergies.
Adjust the spices level as per your taste.
Avoid salt before 1 year for babies.