February 28, 2009

Crispy Bread Cups with vegetable filling

There are enormous ways to serve bread. Here the bread is converted into a crisp snack with little effort. Bread slice is shaped into a cup and baked till crisp and golden. It is filled with cooked vegetables. This make an ideal snack/starter for any party. This is a very versatile recipe. With the bread cups as base, you can try out different filling, both sweet and savory. For making it more healthier, use whole wheat bread. When using whole wheat bread you might need to steam the slice before placing in the muffin. Else it might be difficult to get the shape.

You need

For cups

Bread slices - 8 nos

Butter - 3 teaspoons

For Filling

There is no specific recipe for the filling. I am listing the ingredients with approximation.

Finely chopped vegetables - 2 cups (I used potato,carrot and cabbage)

Onion -1

Crumbled paneer - 2 tblspn

Green chily - 2nos


1 tspn of mixed herbs

tomato sauce - 2

chilli sauce -1 tspn

oil - 1 tblspn

Trim the crust from the bread. Flatten the bread with a rolling pin. This makes it easier to place in the muffin tray. Spread little butter on the slice. Place the bread in the greased cavities of muffin tray with the buttered side up. When you place adjust the slice so as to resemble a cup.
Bake at 180 C for 10 minutes or till the cups are crisp.

Meanwhile, you can prepare the filling. Heat oil in a pan. Saute onions till pink. Add the vegetables and saute till it is half cooked. Add salt, chilly sauce and tomato sauce. Mix well. Continue cooking till veggies are cooked and firm. Finally stir in crumbled paneer.

Spoon the filling into the bread cups. You can top it with grated cheese if you wish. Bake for 5-10 minutes. Serve with ketchup or any dip of your choice. The bread cups and the filling can be prepared before and assembling can be done prior to serve. It tasted good when served warm.

Being a perfect starter for any party, this goes to Rachana's Healthy Bites.


  1. This is so innovative,Jayasree..Can't wait to try these..

  2. That's very quick, Madhu. Do try it out with your favorite filling.

  3. hi, that's a really good starter i could even teach my children they might make it on their own that's easy & fast looks very delicious...

  4. So good this bread cup is and very healthy too.Whole wheat bread is bit denser and so steaming would be better in that case.
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  5. quick n simple starter..looks yummm...want to pick one:)

  6. mmm. great idea to use bread like cups! Looks so good and mouth-watering Jaya!

  7. YUM! Looks too good. Y'day I made Spinach and Feta pockets like that too. Kids love those, don't they? Enjoy! :))

  8. What a fantastic idea to make cups out of bread! I should try this.

  9. So very innovative...would love to try it out for my kid...thnks for sharing such a lovely recipe

  10. That's a lovely cup with filling. Great for kids!

  11. very creative..looks so cute..yummy filling too..

  12. very cute idea for finger food :)

  13. I loved the idea of crisping the bread in a muffin pan!
    The pic might be slightly blurry but the 'crispy' bread is unmistakable :)

  14. the header pics are very traditional, i love 'em.too good

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  15. Thats very innovative and looks gr8. Good appetizer too for parties.

  16. Oh! This looks utterly delicious. I've tried this once before; your version looks great. :-)

    Thanks, Jayasree, for visiting my blog and for your touching note.

  17. Looks like a yummy starter!! Would love this and soup - and that will complete a meal!!


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