Bread Upma recipe - Easy breakfast recipe

Make with fresh or leftover bread

This Bread upma recipe is a easy and quick recipe for a Indian snack dish. You can serve it as a breakfast dish, as a snack or for the lunch box. It is also referred to as bread bhaji.

When you already have bread at home, you can make this in less than 10 minutes. The preparation is similar to upma.

A day old bread can be used for this. You use the bread slices along with the crust.

A lot of vegetables can be added to this upma. Along with onion and tomatoes (which I am using), you can also add potato, green peas, capsicum, cauliflower if you wish.

Chop the potatoes or other vegetables in in small pieces. So this is another way to add vegetables to your diet. The kids love it too.

How to make Bread Upma

Ingredients for bread upma for 3 servings:

  • Bread slices - 8-10 , cut in small pieces.
  • Onion - 1 cup chopped fine
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup chopped.
  • Green chili - 2 nos slit in half or 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • Ginger, finely chopped or  paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8-10
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped.

Ingredients for tempering

  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida - 1/4 tsp

Bread upma Cooking Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. When they stop spluttering, add turmeric and asafetida.
  3. Add chopped onion, curry leaves.
  4. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add green chili , chopped tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add sugar, salt. Mix well.
  7. Add bread pieces. Mix well. The bread pieces should mix well with the onion-tomato mixture.
  8. Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  9. Add coriander leaves. Mix well. Switch off flame.

Bread upma is ready.Serve hot.

Tips and variation ideas:

  • If you would like the upma to be very soft, add a couple of spoons water to the onion/tomato mixture while cooking it, before adding the bread pieces.This can be done if you are making this upma for elderly people. Place a lid after adding bread pieces and mixing.
  • You may add capsicums, green peas, chopped carrots, cauliflower etc to this bread uppit dish.

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