What do you do with bread that is no longer soft but still fine to eat? Do you toast or grill it to make sandwiches? Do you keep it to turn into breadcrumbs later? Do you use to make some kind of snack? What if we told you that you could cook it like a sabzi? Yes, you read that right! We have discovered an interesting bread-based dish you need to try: Seyal Dabal. This treat can be made using any type of bread, although pav is the typical choice. You can use fresh bread for it; but as you shall see, leftover bread can work equally well.
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What Is Seyal Dabal?
Seyal Dabal is a Sindhi-style dish that consists of bread pieces cooked in a savoury mixture of spices and veggies. The base is usually made with onion, tomatoes and garlic. Seyal Dabal is also known as Seyal Pav or Seyal Bread. It is a dish complete in itself and requires no accompaniments to be enjoyed. Different households may give their own spin to this treat. Here's a simple recipe to get started with:
How To Make Seyal Dabal At Home | Quick And Easy Recipe For Seyal Pav
Heat oil in a kadhai. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Next, add finely chopped ginger, garlic and onions. Saute and then add tomato, salt and spices. Combine all the ingredients well and cook until the mixture begins to leave the oil. Pour in some water, add chopped coriander and cover the vessel. Allow to cook on low flame. Later, add the bread pieces and cover the vessel again. Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve hot.
Tips To Remember While Making Seyal Dabal:
- Cut the bread into roughly bite-sized pieces. Since it will be ultimately cooked and mixed with many other ingredients, you don't need to ensure it's neatly chopped. If you're using slice bread, you might want to remove the edges if you don't want a chewy texture later. (But some people might prefer it).
- If you don't have tomato, you can use tamarind pulp to add sourness to the base of this dish.
- If you want to make it more interesting for kids or guests, you can even give it a fusion twist by topping it with cheese, sev or chopped cashew nuts.
The next time you want to make something different with bread for breakfast or evening snacks, give this recipe a try. We'll be waiting to hear what you think of it.
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