Bread Upma recipe - Easy breakfast recipe

Make with fresh/leftover/white/brown bread 
Also known as Breadchi bhaji - Breadcha kuskra

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 'breadchi bhaji' or 'breadcha kuskara'.

You may use white bread or brown bread or sourdough bread, whichever you use normally.

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

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You may use fresh bread or 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 - 1/2 cup chopped fine
  • Tomato - 1/4 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 - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8-10
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped

Optional ingredients

  • Chopped vegetables such as capsicums, green peas, chopped carrots, cauliflower etc.

Ingredients for tempering

  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard/rai seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin /jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric / haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida/hing powder - 1/4 tsp or a pinch

Bread upma Cooking Method:

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Making bread upma

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

When they stop spluttering, add turmeric and asafetida.

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Add green chili and stir till chili skins looks whitish and blistered. Add chopped onion, curry leaves. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes or till onion will look transparent.

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Add  chopped tomatoes. Cook for 3-4  minutes till tomatoes look cooked. .

Add sugar, salt. Mix well.

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Add bread pieces. Mix well. The bread pieces should mix well with the onion-tomato mixture.

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Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add coriander leaves. Mix well. Switch off flame.

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Bread upma is ready. Serve hot or at room temperature.You may have it for breakfast or any other meal. Pack for lunch to office or school.

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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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