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Monday, June 6, 2011

My kid is not a big fan of bread upma,he prefers other snacks using bread than this bread upma. But I love any upmas. Bread upma is a real treat too for me. This is a good tea time snack for kids.You can make it in a jiffy when the are in real hunger. Will post my kid’s favorite bread snacks in recent future, as he has got holidays now.

Bread Upma recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category:Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Bread slice - 4

Onion - 1

Tomato - 1

Green Chilli - 2

Sambar powder - 3/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

Ginger garlic paste (optional) - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 3/4 tsp

Curry Leaves - 1 sprig

Coriander leaves - To garnish

Ghee - 1 tsp

To temper

Oil - 1 tblsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Channa dal - 1 tsp

Cashew nuts(optional) - 3-4

bread seeyali


  1. Cut the bread slices into bite size squares. Slice the onion,green chillies and chop tomato.
  2. Heat a pan with oil and season with the items given under the ‘To Temper’ table(I omitted cashews).Fry onions till transparent and add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  3. bread upma bread upma
  4. Add tomatoes,salt and fry till tomatoes turn soft.Add turmeric and sambhar powder and stir well. Sprinkle some water.
  5. bread upma bread upma
  6. Add the bread pieces and mix/toss well.Add ghee,keep in low flame and cook for two minutes to see golden brown spots here and there in the bread pieces.
  7. bread upma bread upma


  • You can omit tomatoes and add tomato sauce/ketchup.
  • Cashew,ghee are optional to enhance the taste.
  • You can wheat bread (or multigrain/whole meal bread)instead of white bread.
  • I have seen in other blogs using crushed peanuts,so if you like you can add that too in the end.
  • Sprinkle a tsp of lemon juice at the end if you want an extra zing.

Garnish with the coriander leaves,serve hot with tomato ketchup or onion raita.


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  1. my favourite too..looks yumm in that spongebob tiffin box..cute..

  2. Definitely a great upma idea for the kids n grown ups too :) Looks delicious !!

  3. Bread upma with a hot cup of coffee would be an ultimate combo!Great snack Raks!

  4. Looks delicious! Great for kids lunchbox too!


  5. Mrg nerathula ipdi en fav potu tempt panriye...The first thing I will do today when I reach home eve is to make bread upma and have it...I m so so fond of it. Lovely clicks, and liked the lunch/snack box very much

  6. my mom's signature dish,she adds a lot of veggies to this and we have this for dinner.
    Very simple and nice recipe and love the addition of GGpaste to this.Neat Clicks

  7. Such a quick and tasty dish.

  8. Nice snack 4 kids..loved ur kiddo's lunch box..

  9. looks real yummmmmmmm............

  10. love it- i make it the same way and is the best way to beat the anytime hunger pangs !

  11. My fav and it looks so delicious..

  12. I save some bread just to make the upma. We are also fond of this one. I am so in love with your kid's snackbox...and the contents!

  13. My Fav... looks so tempting and yummy...

  14. A quick dish and thanks a lot for sharing :)

  15. That really looks sooo appetizing:-) yummmmy

  16. Will try this recipe soon. I make in a different way. Lovely, tempting clicks as always :)

  17. my daughter loves it a lot...
    looks perfect and delicious :)
    Cute presentation and lovely clicks dear

  18. Gorgeous lunch box recipe lovely click as ever

  19. yummy...kids and grown ups would love it to the last spoon :P

  20. Thats a quick and fantastic easy upma, even i love bread upma very much..

  21. lovely..my fav.....but i prepare in different way/.this looks great tooo....and the perfect click..first time here...ur space is simply super!!!!!!!!!!love to follow you

  22. I would love to have this too ...and that tiffin box is so cute

  23. this was my fav lunch item too. Mom used to add crunchy peanuts . Your's looking irresistible... Very nice lunch box

    Hamaree Rasoi

  24. I have never made bread upma, actually i only knew aobut it after i started blogging this looks spicy delicious.

  25. I make bread upma too, but this is an all spiced up version .. makes for a nice breakfast

  26. Great idea,spicy and delicious..perfect breakfast.

  27. Love the step by step recipe ands especially the kids' tiffin box :)

  28. Seriously, I must say, I love the lunch box.. Bread upma is very colourful and very droolworthy

  29. easy n tasty snack option.....Loved visiting ur space,,glad to follow u


  30. Slurp !! Awesome recipe.

  31. I never make this well...either it turns out mushy or it drinks oil like mad!

  32. I'm drooling just by looking at your gorgeous pictures....! I do have a packet of bread that will go stale if I don't use it soon - will sure try this! BTW, the pictures are mind blowing!

  33. hi raji,

    bread upma is really awesome.one thing i want to know that while i tried this upma from the same mb's cookbook,was not able to have like other upma as it was dry.so how was urs.doesnt it become dry or wat u did for that.
    raji u mentioned that u've sent me an email,but i didnt receive any email from u.

  34. Mmmmm.. Yum yum yumm.. looks too good and perfect.. beautiful clicks too :)
    Indian Cuisine

  35. simply delicious and easy bread upma!

  36. wow simple and easy bread upma .... try for my kid ... wonderful clicks ........ following u on google followers .....

  37. a classic fall back upma in our house too - Looks Delicious as always :)

  38. Looks irresistible..First time I heard of bread upma.
    Very colorful clicks

  39. NIce recipe, shall try soon raks,

  40. Looks so yummy!! So easy...can make it in no time!!

  41. Looks so tasty .. I do it without tomatoes .. will try out this version soon.

    Event: Dish it Out - Spinach and Garlic
    Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas - Broccoli

  42. This Bread Upma looks yummy. I usually have a lot of leftover bread in my kitchen. Will try it today and let u know about it.


  43. Hey Raks,

    I am an ardent follower of your blog. i have tried many of your recipies and have come out really useful in my day-to-day cooking.
    But today it topped it all, i tried this simple bread upma for breakfast and it came real handy as a simple and easy to prepare dish. Even my husband relished the food.
    i finished the chopping and cooking in less than 15 mins.

  44. Hai Friends,
    I am Abarna.My husband is a fuzzy eater and he avoids breakfast 90%.He wants some tasty food as breakfast.Please tell me some recipes.He avoids onions and garlic on mornings.

  45. Hi Friends,
    My husband is a fuzzy eater and he mostly avoids breakfast.He says he wants some delicious breakfast without onion and garlic as he avoids in the morning.Please friends help me with some recipes.....

  46. it looks super delicious.

  47. can i use chilli powder instead of sambar powder raji mam?

  48. Today morning I tried this for my kid lunch box awesome dish


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