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Bread Poha

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This is the recipe for Bread Poha that I saw on Sonal’s site Simply Vegetarian777  and  fell in love with. Bread, spices, pea’s, simple comfort food and a delicious Indian dish. I saw the photo’s and immediately saved the recipe and then sweet Sonal sent me the  spice packet so I have everything I need to put this dish together quickly. I decided to serve it with a 5 minute egg, a little runny, that golden yolk flowing on that delicious bread, well my friends it doesn’t get much better than this. Make this dish, you will be glad you did, really  you have to try it, the recipe is linked above!

Step by step instructions and spice mix

Step by step instructions and spice mix

Bread Poha literally takes minutes to make and is the very definition of Indian comfort food it can be used as a side dish, snack or main dish. I did a little research and saw many variations one showed the Poha with paneer (that looked delicious) among other things. Sonal masterfully mixes the spices,  she sent me a packet that contained everything you need to properly spice the dish, It could not have been easier and I feel totally spoiled.

The Poha was breakfast with a medium soft egg (5 minute egg), I had some leftover cubed brioche that I had used in my Thanksgiving dressing the bread was oven dried and held up nicely during the cooking process but you can use any stale bread torn into bite size pieces.  Thank you Sonal for sending me the spices you are so sweet and it opened up a new breakfast avenue for me, I think I could eat this every day!

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I have had several people ask about the egg, how to do it. It is in between soft and hard boiled. I call it a medium soft egg. It is boiled for exactly 5 minutes. The egg has to be warmed first, not straight from the refrigerator, a room temperature egg is perfect. Bring lightly salted water to a rolling boil, gently lower the egg into the water and time it, at 5 minutes remove the egg and place in a pot or bowl of cold water. Let sit for 1 minute in the cold water then gently peel. The yolk will still be runny but the white of the egg will be firmly set. It works every time and yields a perfectly cooked medium soft egg.

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69 Comments Post a comment
  1. How lovely, and great that you served it at breakfast time. That egg sure looks good on it :). I love the way Sonal packed the spices with the recipe too. 🙂

    December 3, 2015
    • Thanks Loretta, it was a wonderful breakfast. Sonal thought of everything, she is amazing.

      December 3, 2015
  2. That was so nice of Sonal to do for you and even more fun making and eating it!

    December 3, 2015
  3. What a warm comforting meal that would keep you satisfied for hours. Your egg looks amazing, and that is exactly the way I like mine. Sonal has such a big heart. Wildly successful and still humble.

    December 3, 2015
    • Her heart is huge and her talentis equal to her huge heart. Thanks Julie, this was such a treat for me.

      December 3, 2015
  4. Sounds really tasty. And adding the egg makes it sound even better..yum 🙂

    December 3, 2015
  5. It sure looks delicious and the addition of eggs is just perfect! I love the recipe and her handwriting! So, so pretty!

    December 3, 2015
    • I love the recipe but you are so right, her handwritten instructions is absolutely beautiful and priceless, she took the time to actually write it down for me and so beautifully. Thanks Francesca.

      December 3, 2015
  6. This looks so good! It is so much fun that Sonal sent the spices! I love blogging!

    December 3, 2015
  7. Yummy! I’ve had something like this before and I know how tasty it is. Great to have for breakfast 🙂 x

    December 3, 2015
  8. Sonal’s recipe looks comforting . I will try your method for boiling an egg this morning. Thanks for sharing it.

    December 3, 2015
    • Thanks Gerlinde, the method works every time consistently. Thank you so much.

      December 3, 2015
  9. This looks absolutely amazing! I’ve got to try it. And your instructions on how to do the egg are helpful in and of themselves…I like eggs done that way but never knew how to do them.

    December 3, 2015
    • It’s so good Sean, really Sonal is the most amazing spice whisperer, her blends are in perfect harmony, so balanced. The egg was a revelation for me, I no longer poach eggs, this works so well every single time.

      December 3, 2015
  10. I was thinking this looked good til I saw the egg –SOLD! I am making this! Thanks again for yet another delicious recipe!

    December 3, 2015
    • Thanks Michelle. It was outstanding the bread with the spices and peas OMG, it was great and the egg was the perfect addition.

      December 3, 2015
      • It appears some of the spices may be a bit challenging to locate but it a good excuse to visit my local Indian market!

        December 3, 2015
      • They are common at Indian food stores but hard to locate elsewhere. I was so thankful that Sonal sent them already mixed. I am a hopeless dunce when it comes to spicing.

        December 3, 2015
  11. Looks delicious!
    How nice to have such a friend. 🙂

    December 3, 2015
  12. So delicious, Suzanne! And with that runny yolk! Wow!! I love bread poha and the regular poha made with flattened rice too. So sweet of Sonal to send you the spice mix 🙂

    December 3, 2015
    • This was my first time tasting it and I loved it!! Such a wonderful dish. Sonal is an angel. Thanks Freda.

      December 3, 2015
  13. Looks delicious and loved the way you served it with egg! 🙂

    December 3, 2015
  14. I have to make it for my husband. He’s been mixing poached eggs with bread for years. This is so much better:) Olga x

    December 3, 2015
  15. Oh, that egg, with brioche and spices. Making me hungry.

    December 3, 2015
  16. Man, that looks good. Some mornings you really need a egg and something.

    December 3, 2015
  17. Love bread upma..looks yum

    December 3, 2015
  18. Thank you so much for blogging this Suzanne! Really appreciate it ❤️!
    It’s been such a crazy day today. I saw your post in the morning and wanted to comment but something or the other kept me away.
    Loved the soft egg part on the bread poha. The bread must have absorbed the egg beautifully!
    I might try this next time. You are a sweetheart!❤️

    December 3, 2015
    • Thank you Sonal, I so appreciate the spices, absolutely perfect, it’s baby steps for me with spicing and your mixes are helping me so much. I love this dish so much, thank you for a fantastic recipe and helping me to put it together.

      December 3, 2015
  19. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    That looks really tasty!

    December 3, 2015
  20. This looks delicious! How sweet of Sonal to send you the spices!

    December 4, 2015
  21. What an interesting dish! It looks so good to eat instantly! 🙂

    December 4, 2015
    • Thanks Mochi, did you fix the problem with the disk quota?

      December 4, 2015
      • No, not yet! I asked them to help but without any reply! Still waiting! Your blog is premium?

        December 4, 2015
      • No not premium, it’s a live chat, a pop up window appears and you can chat with a customer service person from wordpress. you must not have gone to the right place. . hover at your gravatar on the top of the page and from the drop down box click on help. Scroll down to support and click on the blue box that say’s get help. Another page will open start typing your question and notice this:
        Support

        Can’t find what you’re looking for?
        Get in Touch with Support
        Click on get in touch with support and a chat window should appear. A live customer svc person will help you.

        December 4, 2015
      • Suzanne, I followed your instruction but can’t see the chat window now. But I remember I saw it before, but not anymore. So I can’t get them to fix my problem! I felt I am so stupid! 😦

        December 6, 2015
      • You are not stupid don’t say that. Today I will chat with them again and see if I can figure it out

        December 6, 2015
      • Thanks so much for your help! 🙂

        December 6, 2015
  22. Suzanne, this is marvelous. As a single person, I can never use bread quickly. So I will definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for this little adventure. Mega hugs!

    December 4, 2015
    • Thanks Teagan, yes recipes to use stale bread are need for us singles. Have a great day.

      December 4, 2015
  23. This looks interesting. I haven’t heard of it before. Great post.

    December 4, 2015
  24. Lovely! I have Sonal’s bread poha recipe saved, it really must try it 🙂 you’re so lucky to have received the spices and direction!

    December 4, 2015
    • It’s fantastic Elaine, thank you so much I was so lucky to get the care package from Sonal!

      December 4, 2015
      • I was so jealous…I still am!!! I’ll have to make my own!

        December 4, 2015
      • You are so good with spices you will have no problem. Spices are hard for me to get right loved pre packaged no guesswork packet from Sonal. Great for the spicing challenged!!

        December 4, 2015
  25. Fantastic!

    December 4, 2015
  26. This does seen like a really versatile dish– would fit into a lot of meal spots. That egg was pretty on top Suzanne!!

    December 6, 2015
  27. Sandhya #

    Suzanne,
    Bread poha is a huge favorite in our home too.Sonal is so sweet to send the spices.
    I also loved the egg cooked so perfectly and am going to try your method soon! Thanks for sharing the tip.

    December 13, 2015
    • She was so sweet and I really did appreciate it, since I had never had bread poha before having the spices already mixed made it so easy for me and there was no guess work. It is just delicious. Thank you so much.

      December 13, 2015
  28. MMMM,… How thoughtful of dear Sonal! You are one lucky person! 🙂 xxx

    December 13, 2015
    • I know Sonal is just wonderful and the Poha was amazing. Thank you so much.

      December 13, 2015

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