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BREAD upma recipe

` Are you wondering what to do with those few slices of  leftover old bread lying in the kitchen? Today’s post ” Bread Upma recipe” is an excellent dish to clear off those left over bread slices  . With just a few bread slices and some easily available ingredients from your kitchen pantry in no time .. an easy tasty and quick dish is ready …

BREAD upma recipe

Few Points to note while making Bread Upma Recipe

  • More the bread is old and hard .. more the apt to make bread upma . Since i use old dry bread i don’t toast . However if you are using fresh  bread , you can toast it a bit to avoid turning mushy .
  • No need to remove edges .
  • Adding veggies is optional . You can add whatever is handy like beans , peas , corn etc or completely skip and go with just onion tomatoes .
  • Tastes best when served hot

Yes !! making this bread upma is that simple . One can enjoy it as breakfast or snack … which ever way .. I am sure you are gonna enjoy !!!.

Check Out the Video recipe here :

Few other bread recipes you can check are bread vada , bread dosa , bread bonda ..

BREAD upma recipe


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • 5-7 slices bread slices
  • 2 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 medium size Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp capsicum, Chopped ( optional )
  • 3-4 tbsp carrot, grated ( optional )
  • 2- nos Green Chillli, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeic / Haldi
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder, optional
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2-4 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Channa Dal / bengal gram
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / jeera seeds
  • few Cashews / Groundnut, Optional
  • few Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves
  • fine sev to garnish, optional


  • Roughly chop bread slices in cubes and keep aside .
  • Heat a pan with oil and splutter mustard , urad dal , channa dal and cumin seeds .Add cashew / ground nut roast till crisp . Add curry leaves .
  • Add chopped onions & green chilli . Saute till onions are translucent . Later add tomatoes and salt .Saute till they are mushy . Add capsicum and carrot . Saute for 1-2 mins .
  • Add haldi powder ,garam masala powder , red chilli powder and sugar . Saute for a minute .
  • Add 3-4 tbsp water , cover and cook for 2-3 minutes till the mixture is thick saucy type .
  • Add bread cubes and mix well so that each piece gets coated with masala
  • Cover and keep on sim for 4-5 mins so that bread pieces takes in flavor and also starts becoming little crisp towards edges . Switch off . Squeese lime and garnish with coriander leaves .
  • Relish bread upma hot . If you want you can garnish with fine sev while serving .
    bread upma recipe

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  • Reply
    Anlet Prince
    February 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Pics are so appetizig

  • Reply
    February 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Smitha Kalluraya, thank you ever so for you post.Much thanks again.

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