Saturday, August 02, 2008

Bread Crumb Upma

When someone is trying to get to know you they start putting you through some kind of judgmental conversation. Me being the sensitive type I keep thinking about this conversation for long after it is over. I am not going to change any preconceived notions. If they feel the judgments about a person one has known only for short while are right. Then so be it. Whose loss is it?

The discussion was about beggars. W feels people don't help beggars on the street instead they question, "Why the beggar does not work when endowed with functional limbs?" I don't do this anyways.

I can't speak for other people but for someone who has seen the life of street children very closely in Mumbai. I have decided never to give a penny to any beggar on the street. If some one is hungry, give food or clothes etc. as per their needs.

I do not believe in encouraging drug addicts. I don't support beggar's syndicates. Has no one heard of this?

Judgments are not to be passed instantly but here is an instant recipe that you will enjoy.


8 slices bread
2 green chilies
1 big onion chopped
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1 big pinch asafoetida
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar

First prepare the bread crumbs by grinding the slices in a dry grinder. Make small pieces of the bread slices so the grinding is even. Save.

Heat oil in a wok. Splutter the mustard seeds and then fry the onions till translucent. Add the turmeric and mix well. add the bread crumbs, salt and sugar and mix thoroughly to coat well with all the seasonings.

Serve hot or cold with a squeeze of lime (optional). This is one upma that tastes good even when cold.


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