Jan 062016

Bread Upma Recipe has deliciously toasted bread cubes tossed in an onion-tomato-spices mixture.  A simple and easy upma recipe, Bread Masala Upma with vegetables works well as a breakfast dish or as a yummy snack.

Bread Upma Recipe

Bread Upma Recipe Easy

If you have some extra bread stocked up in your kitchen, put together this Bread Vegetable Upma recipe in a snap. This is a great way of using up left over bread; besides, this bread upma breakfast recipe is a healthier option too!

Bread Upma with vegetables is a truly healthy and effortless bread recipe that doubles up as a nutritious and filling breakfast dish or as a wholesome evening snack. Kids will love this Upma with colourful vegetables in their lunch box.

The choice of bread is left up to you – pick from white bread, brown bread, whole wheat bread, multi grain bread, freshly baked homemade bread or leftover bread slices.

South Indian bread upma recipe

Bread Masala Upma

South Indian Bread Upma Recipe:

Upma is a yummy South Indian recipe usually prepared with Rava (suji/ semolina). Bread upma is an improvisation of the traditional suji umpa recipe and it tastes just as good. So, if you are at worrying about what to fix for breakfast try out this easy bread breakfast recipe

How to make Easy Bread Upma Recipe:

To make healthy Bread Upma at home, cut bread into small pieces cubes.

Bread cubes for bread ka upma recipe

Bread cubes

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and lightly brown the bread cubes on a low-medium flame. Remove.

toast bread cubes for breakfast recipe with bread

Toast bread cubes

Heat 1 ½ tbsp. oil in the same pan. Fry peanuts and remove.

peanuts for bread upma recipe for breakfast

Fry peanuts

Splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add freshly picked curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Sauté on a medium flame.

Add chopped onions and green chilli. Sauté till the onions start to sweat.

onions for upma with bread breakfast recipe

Bread Upma tempering

Add the chopped tomatoes. Sauté for 1-2 minutes till they start to soften.

tomato for upma recipe with bread

Saute tomato

Add the green peas, mix well and cook covered for 1-2 minutes.

peas for bread vegetable upma recipe

Add green peas

Remove lid and sprinkle salt and turmeric. Mix this onion-tomato-spices mixture.

spices for bread masala upma recipe

Sprinkle spices

Add the toasted bread cubes and toss gently. Drizzle some lemon juice and mix the bread masala upma well.

toasted bread for upma with bread recipe

Add toasted bread cubes

Top with roasted peanuts, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

bread upma recipe preparation

Bread upma preparation

Serve South Indian Style Bread Upma hot for breakfast or as a tea time snack.

How to cook bread upma recipe

Bread Upma with vegetables

If you are searching for more Healthy Upma Recipes, do try out Godhuma Rava Upma, Poha Aval Upma and Broken Wheat Upma!

South Indian Bread Upma Recipe details below:

Spicy Bread Upma Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Bread Upma Recipe is a quick and easy breakfast dish. Enjoy instant healthy South Indian Upma made with bread. This Indian bread recipe can be prepared with fresh bread or left over bread. Bread ka upma recipe is a simple, delicious and totally hassle-free preparation.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Bread – 5 slices
  • Onion – 1 large chopped
  • Tomato – 2 medium chopped
  • Green chilli – 1 finely chopped
  • Green peas – 1/8 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Raw peanuts – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1/8 tsp
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
  1. For this upma with bread recipe, cut the bread slices into small cubes. Heat some ghee in a kadai and lightly toast the bread to a warm golden brown. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in the same kadai. Fry the raw peanuts and keep aside.
  3. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start to crackle, add a pinch of hing, curry leaves, onions and green chilli. Sauté till the onion turns translucent.
  4. Add tomatoes and sauté for two minutes.
  5. Add the peas, mix well, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the spices – turmeric and salt.
  7. Toss in the bread cubes and gently sauté till well coated with all the masalas. Add a dash of lemon juice, give the bread tomato upma a quick stir.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and toasted peanuts.
  9. Serve spicy Bread Upma hot with some tangy tomato ketchup.
Recipe Notes

You can add 1 tsp of finely chopped ginger, grated carrot, finely chopped capsicum, tofu or paneer, grated coconut, etc., to this bread upma recipe.
If the bread is a couple of days old and the crust is hard, trim the edges and add 1-2 tbsp of water or beaten curd while tossing with the onion-tomato-spices mixture to soften it.
You can spice up this bread upma recipe with just a hint of Kashmiri chilli powder, Sambhar powder or Pavbhaji Masala powder.


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Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

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