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Monday, March 26, 2012

Baked bread cups

Bangalore is hot these days......and not in a good way. I find myself trying to avoid spending too much time in the kitchen, my appetite is less, and most of the time I find comfort in a bowl of curd rice. To meet the fruit and veggie quotient, I also make quick salads which don't require standing by the stove for very long. Today I made a chick pea salad, some of which I filled into baked bread cups for an evening snack. The idea of making bread cups is from Tarla Dalal, but the filling is something that I came up with.

What you need:
Bread - 6 slices (or how many ever you intend to serve)
Chickpeas/kabuli channa - 1/2 cup, soaked overnight and cooked
Tomato - 1, chopped fine
Onion - 1, chopped fine
Carrot - 1, grated
Corriander - a little, chopped fine
Salt - to taste
Chaat masala - to taste

Preheat oven to 200 degree centigrade. Cut off the crust of the bread slices and steam them in a microwave steamer for 1:30 minutes. Remove and place each slice on a muffin pan. Press down to form a cup shape. Brush some ghee over the bread and bake for 10-12 minutes until brown and crisp. Baking time will vary from oven to oven.
Once baked, remove the cups and keep aside until ready to use.
To make the filling, mix all the ingredients together and spoon some into each bread cup.
Enjoy!!!

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16 comments:

sra said...

Really nice. They look appetising!

Jayanthi said...

The bread cups look awesome. Very healthy baked salad.

rajani said...

This is such super quick and tasty snack!

Suma Gandlur said...

Good ones for snacking!

Chef Mireille said...

what a creative way to make bread cups

Anu said...

Looks cute and healthy one too...

Srivalli said...

I am sure this must have been a hit with T!..looks very good..

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

I must make the bread baskets sometime soon...they look so cute!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very innovative cups, loved the idea.

Prabha Mani said...

Wow..that's great looking Bread cups!!Interesting..love it :)

Kalyani said...

nice idea... I should try this...

btw, hot or sweating, am missing Bangalore a lot... :(


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A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Very healthy one . make a good finger food

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice yummy cups. Perfect for snack..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely healthy bread cups!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

This is lovely esp for kids

the mad said...

Awesome looking bread cups and filling.