Tarka Bread Snack

Tarka Bread Snack

A quick and to easy to prepare dish. Tasty and very nice for lunch or supper. This recipe can be made several hours before you plan to eat it, and is easy to heat up in the microwave.

bar Tarka Bread Snack

Picture by Manju Malhi

Serves 2

2 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
¼ tsp brown or black mustard seeds
1 onion, chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp sugar (optional)
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
4 slices bread, cubed
Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish
1 tomato, chopped


Heat the oil in a small saucepan, then add the mustard seeds. Once they have popped, tip in the onion and chilli and stir for a minute. Then add the turmeric, sugar if using, cumin and salt, and continue to fry for 1 minute. Pour in the yogurt and lemon juice, stirring continuously. Lastly, fold in the bread carefully so that it doesn’t crumble too much. Cook for 2 more minutes, then serve sprinkled with coriander and chopped tomato.
Tip: Dollop some extra yogurt over the finished dish to cool it.


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