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bread upma
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Bread upma recipe

Bread upma recipe - Easy breakfast, after school snack or even lunch box idea for your kids with bread as main ingredient and other easily available ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • 4 Bread slice
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • ¾ tsp Sambar powder
  • tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste optional
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 Curry Leaves sprig
  • Coriander leaves To garnish
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard - ¾ tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts optional - 4


  • Cut the bread slices into bite size squares. Slice the onion, slit green chillies and chop tomato.
  • Heat a pan with oil and temper 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 30 secs. 
  • Add tomatoes, salt and fry till tomatoes turn soft.
  • Sprinkle turmeric and sambar powder and stir well. Sprinkle some water. 
  • 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. 


  • Add a tsp of garam masala/ kitchen king masala/ biryani masala/ pav bhaji masala for extra punch and flavour to this recipe.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle a tsp of lemon juice at the end if you want an extra zing.