Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bread poha

Bread poha is kind of an Indian version of savory bread stuffing and a delicious way to use leftover or slightly hardened day old bread. A common snack in India, it is quick and easy to make and you can easily add or substitute ingredients in it. Today I made this with the addition of sprouted moong beans along with the regular onion and tomatoes.

Perfect with a cup of tea!

What you need:

7-8 slices of day-old bread or a small loaf of french bagguette
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp finely chopped ginger and green chillies
2-3 cloves or garlic, grated or finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup of sprouted mung beans (any other vegetable can be added, like frozen green peas, corn carrots, capsicum, broccoli)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
juice of 1/2 a lime and finely chopped cilantro for garnish
salt to taste

Optional (Indian garam masala, chaat masala or pav bhaji masala can also be added while cooking the dry spices for a more intense flavor)


Grind the bread in a mixer to make bread crumbs. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a nonstick pan and saute onions till they start changing color, add the ginger-green chillies and stir, add garlic and all the dry spices. Now add the moong sprouts and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, stir for a minute and add the bread crumbs. Mix everything well, add salt according to taste. 
Cook for about a minute till the bread crumbs soak up the flavor and color. Sprinkle a few drops of water if it looks too dry.

Finally, add the lemon juice and garnish with cilantro. 


  1. Perfect pictures which makes the Bread poha stand out and looks yummy. Best wishes.