Bread pancakes or bread Uttapam are a very healthy and tasty option for breakfast. It is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. These Bread Pancakes always remind me of Sundays when I was a kid. This was a very popular breakfast in our house.
I am talking about the time when Doordarshan (national T.V.) used to telecast Mahabharata at 9 o clock in the morning on Sundays. It was a very popular T.V. show at that time. There used to be complete silence on streets and markets. Everybody used to be at home watching T.V.
But my mom had a problem. We would get up at 8:30 or 9:00 as it was Sunday and then demand breakfast. Our kitchen was quite far from the T.V. room and she would miss the whole show by the time breakfast was over. So one day she thought of a plan. Yes, she did!! She would start making these bread pancakes around 8:00 and the whole house would smell so good that we all got ready and silently ate our breakfast like good kids before 9 o’ clock. And she watched the show happily ever after. 😉
This recipe is so perfect I have not changed anything in it. These look like Suji uttapam/ pancakes but are quite different in taste. You can add vegetables according to your preference to change the taste a little. It is also a very good option for a kid’s lunch box. My kids simply love it.
How to make Savory Bread Pancakes
Preparation time: 5-7 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
makes around 8 pancakes
10 bread slices
½-1 cup milk as required
2 onions grated or chopped very fine
1 capsicum diced
2 tomatoes chopped( without pulp)
1 tbsp chopped green chilies
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp cilantro/ coriander leaves
1 potato medium size, peeled and grated
salt to taste
½ tsp red chili powder
½ tsp garam masala
oil for shallow frying
To make Savory Bread Pancakes
Remove corners of the bread slices. Crush the bread slices roughly and soak them in 1/4-1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes. Now add all the other ingredients to the soaked bread except milk and oil. Mix well. Make a thick batter using milk. The batter will be sticky but do not dilute it otherwise it will be too soft to retain shape.
Heat a non-stick pan or griddle and grease it lightly with oil. Spread batter on the pan and give it a round shape with the help of a spoon.
Spread a little oil around pancake to keep it from sticking to the pan. Cook it on slow flame till the base is golden brown. Turn it over and cook the other side, in the same way, using a little oil.
Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.