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Feb 3, 2009

Croissant Crumble

Croissant Crumble

What is a Croissant?

Croissant Crumble

A croissant is a type of pastry, classically made with puff pastry dough so that it is light, flaky, and extremely buttery. Traditionally, croissants are formed into croissant shapes, which is probably where the name originated, since croissant means “croissant” in French. The pastries are extremely popular in France as well as in other nations, and are typically eaten with breakfast. In some cases, croissants may also be filled with sweet or savory ingredient, or used like bread to make croissant sandwiches.(Source: WiseGeek)

Sometimes we eat croissants for breakfast usually during weekdays when everybody is in a hurry in the morning. This is so delicious and filling! On one Sunday I wanted to try a different breakfast that is healthy and can be prepared in a short period of time. The 3 lonely croissants were staring at me, so thought of using them for my breakfast idea. The Curious George in me wanted to turn these croissants into a desi breakfast with all the veggies and spicy chilies. 

  • 3 Croissants, broken into small pieces
  • A bunch of Scallions (Green Onions), chopped fine
  • A small Onion (regular), chopped fine
  • A medium Tomato, chopped fine
  • 3 or 4 green Chilies, chopped fine
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • ¼ cup of green Peas, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Some Curry leaves
  • Salt as required
For Seasoning/Tempering:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senaga pappu, Chana Dal)
  • ¼ tsp Black Gram (Minapapappu, Urad Dal)

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin + urad + chana and fry till the dals turn golden brown. 
  2. Then add the chopped veggies (onions, tomato, green onions, cilantro, curry leaves, green chilies and green peas) along with turmeric and red chili and fry well until they are cooked well. 
  3. Sprinkle some water if needed. Cover and leave for some time.
  4. When all the veggies are well cooked add the broken croissant pieces and mix well. Adjust salt.
  5. Leave the mixture for some time on medium low heat until the croissant pieces are mixed well with the veggies and absorb the essence.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy hot with some orange juice (optional). 
  7. This makes a perfect breakfast that can be prepared in a jiffy.

Croissant Crumble


Raks said... [Reply]

Welcome back Uma,thats a great start with that unique recipe:)

Finla said... [Reply]

Welcome back, this is really clever to make something like this with croissants.
We always eat plain croissants, chocolate filled ones etc on sunday morning, hubby goes to the near by baker every sunday morning to buy them fresh.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Great start with one more creative dish...love this idea Uma..

FH said... [Reply]

How clever of you girl! Looks yummy. Like Kotthu paratha but with Croissants!:)

Ashwini said... [Reply]

love the way you have used the croissants..something different and unique..

Usha said... [Reply]

Neat idea, looks tempting :-)

Trupti said... [Reply]

crumble looks very delicious Uma

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

I am sure that tasted great! Good to see you back:) I make something similar with bread, but I am sure the croissants must have been crunchier!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I love warm, buttery, flaky croissants but it's more of a once-in-while indulgence these days. Looks like bread upma but must be pretty delicious with croissants.

Cham said... [Reply]

Hey ur inner curious George seems to give such a neat ideas, Wonderful creation with leftover !

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Nice idea......sort of like bread upma, but Iam sure it tasted even better with croissants.

Rosie said... [Reply]

Welcome back Uma, this is a clever way of using croissants and delicious too! I've made a type of bread and butter pudding before with croissants, but this is better!

Rosie x

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Very good and innovative thought
reflects the good start after a little gap
-Nature Lover

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

lovely dish

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

Congrats Uma for winning to santa's holiday challenge :)

oh what a creative way to have croissants.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

lovely idea to have desi croissants ... must have tasted delicious :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

ha ha uma choodatani brahmmandam ga undi yummy idea

Vani said... [Reply]

What a neat idea! Looks great, Uma!

Dori said... [Reply]

Croissants are only the most awesome pastry EVER!!!! Hey, how the heck did you make them even tastier here??? This is bookmarked!!!

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Hi Uma! Croissant crumble looks colourful...

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

You are indeed a creative chef Uma. This is a delicious way to have croissants

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Looks delicious.

Unknown said... [Reply]

yum yum..masala Croissant actually :)))) real good one..

Vibaas said... [Reply]

Uma, i love croissants as such and your version sounds yummier :) Looks delicious.

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice way to eat the crossiants-with spices and veges..

jayasree said... [Reply]

Nice idea to use up left overs. And with crossiants it must be more yummy.

Swapna said... [Reply]

Wow...nice idea to use up leftover crossiants!! I am sure it tasted good....

Congrats Uma for winning the Santa's Holiday Challenge :)

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

Nice creative idea of using leftover croissants....they must have tasted yumm

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow that's an yummy idea.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

I love Croissants .. this one looks just yumm

Kaitlin said... [Reply]

WOW that looks amazing!

sra said... [Reply]

Yeah, it does look like a kottu parota, never thought of converting croissants into this, but then I rarely eat any!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

GOOD to ceeu back with such ayummy recipe,..;-)

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Looks delicious.. I bet it would have tasted heavenly.. I usually make this with bread slices..

kamala said... [Reply]

Like Sra said it looks like Kothu parota..Welcome back Uma..Still i have some network problems..Couldnt do active blogging

Suganya said... [Reply]

This is so creative. YUM!. Nice recipe. So colorful...

Unknown said... [Reply]

Very innovative Uma, its like crossant chat. Like savoury dishes...

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Good to see you back Uma. Hope everything is settled now in the new house and your children are also fine.

As always a unique and easy to prepare dish from you Uma. And also congrats on winning the Santa's challenge.

Archy said... [Reply]

Hey, welcome back... simple snack with the left over!!

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

That is a really neat way you have used the croissants!! Looks yumm.

Shri said... [Reply]

Wow!!Its lovely.Never heard this before..sounds delicious.

Medhaa said... [Reply]

the smell of croissants is enough to make me hungry, this is good fusion, look syumm

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Smart way to flavor up the croissants:)

Dhanya Ganesh said... [Reply]

Hey Uma,
First time here. The crossaint crumble looks yummy. This is some thing similar to the bread upma that we make in kerala.Nice pictures.

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