Monday, June 30, 2014

Kulhipaan Boakibaa ( Savoury Bread Cake)

I posted a sweet bread cake ( paan boakibaa) long time back , this is the latest savory version.  I never had this when I  growing up so most probably this was introduced  very recently. A cousin of mine made this  last Ramadhan and  it was such an easy recipe and a great way to use up left over bread. In my house its essential to have a savoury and sweet snack for breaking fast.  Its a good pick me up later during the night when feeling hungry and want a little snack.

5 slices of sandwich bread
8-10 curry leaves, finely chopped
1 medium  onion, thinly sliced
1/4 scotch bonnet ( or 3- 4 green chillies) thinly sliced
1/2 " ginger grated
1/2 tsp tumeric
Juice of 1 lime
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cans of tuna , oil or water drained and flaked
pinch black pepper
oil for greasing the pan

Preheat oven to gas mark 5 or 6 ( a fairly hot oven). Oil a 8 inch round tray  generously, line  the bottom with a baking paper if you like.

Place your bread in a food processor and turn to breadcrumbs , you should have 2 cups of breadcrumbs. If you dont have a food processort just break up the bread into small pieces.

Place onion, ginger, curry leaves in a bowl and add lime juice and pinch salt. Squish the  onions with your fingers till they go soft and releases their juices. Add chillies ( wear gloves) along with ginger and tuna and mix well. Add tumeric, pinch pepper  and breadcrumbs and mix well, taste adjust salt and lime juice if required.

Finally stir in eggs and mix well.  Pour into prepared tray , level the bottom , pop in middle shelf of oven and bake till the edges and top turn a dark golden, about 45 minutes.

Remove tray from oven,  let it cool in tin. Run a knife around the edge , turn onto a cutting board and cut into cubes.

Serve with nice hot cup of tea.


  1. A new and fun use of leftover bread! Your savoury cake looks mouthwatering, Nammi.

  2. Interesting recipe...looks yummy

  3. loved your Cicilian canolli and this bread is perfect for the season.

  4. Looks delicious! Bread, tuna and chillies are the perfect combination!

  5. interesting recipe....looks mouthwatering...

  6. totally love the flavours and colours:)

  7. Very interesting, will try soon looks yummy

    1. I am surprised you havent tried this already Nadhu :)

  8. I liked this savoury bread cake...Visit my space too...event and giveaway going on

  9. By mistake i put garlic instead of ginger.... will it be okay?????


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