Bread Upma

Bread Upma | How to make Bread Upma with step-by-step pictures and recipes.

Bread Upma is a quick and tasty breakfast recipe. This South Indian style Bread Upma is a delicious variation to our regular Upma that is made with Semolina. Moreover, this is mainly made with leftover bread at home.

Which Bread can be used for South Indian Style Bread Upma

Bread Upma can be made with either white bread or brown bread slices. It is absolutely a personal choice.  You can also use multigrain bread or a leftover baguette that becomes hard after a day. It will surely taste good.

Moreover, South Indian Tadka of Mustard seeds and curry leaves given to this Upma makes it a notch higher.

top view of Bread Upma garnished with coriander leaves | South Indian Style Bread Upma

However, you may find these bread recipes interesting,
Tawa Bread Roll
Spinach Corn Sandwich
Masala Pav
Bread Rasmalai

Close up view of bread upma recipe garnished with fresh coriander leaves

Bread Upma | How to make Bread Upma

Hetal Kamdar
Bread Upma can be made with either white bread or brown bread slices. It is absolutely a personal choice.  You can also use multigrain bread or a leftover baguette that becomes hard after a day. It will surely taste good.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 slices of bread
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds/rai
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • a handful of coriander leaves.
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, cut the cores of the bread slices and cut it into small squares.
  • Keep all the veggies and other ingredients ready.
  • Sprinkle some water on the bread pieces so that they turn a little soggy.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai and add rai and jeera, and wait till the crackling sound.
  • Add curry leaves in the oil and wait for few seconds to crackle.
  • Now add all the vegetables in the Kadai and saute for 4-5 minutes till they are cooked properly.
  • Add all the spices as shown in the picture and stir it well.
  • Time to add bread pieces in the vegetables.
  • Add, salt, sugar, and lemon juice and stir it properly so that bread pieces don't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Finally, switch off the flame, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with a cup of tea.
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Step-by-Step pictures of Bread Upma

1. Firstly, cut the cores of the bread slices and cut it into small squares.

cutting bread pieces for bread Upma recipe | South Indian Style Bread Upma

2. Keep all the veggies and other ingredients ready.

South Indian Tadka | chopped vegetables for bread upma recipe

3. Sprinkle some water on the bread pieces so that they turn a little soggy.

South Indian Tadka | sprinkling water on bread for bread upma recipe

4. Heat oil in a Kadai and add rai and jeera, and wait till the crackling sound.

South Indian Tadka for bread upma recipe

5. Add curry leaves in the oil and wait for few seconds to crackle.

curry leaves South Indian tadka for bread upma recipe

6. Now add all the vegetables in the Kadai and saute for 4-5 minutes till they are cooked properly.

How to make Bread Upma | sauteeing vegetables for bread upma recipe

7. Add all the spices as shown in the picture and stir it well.

How to make Bread Upma | adding spices for bread upma recipe

8. Time to add bread pieces in the vegetables.

How to make Bread Upma | adding bread pieces in bread upma recipe

9. Add, salt, sugar, and lemon juice and stir it properly so that bread pieces don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

adding spices in Bread Upma recipe | South Indian Style Bread Upma

10. Finally, switch off the flame, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with a cup of tea.

adding coriander leaves in bread upma recipe | South Indian Style Bread Upma

top angel of Bread Upma | South Indian Style Bread Upma

Important points and tips

  • Sprinkle water on bread pieces so that the Upma comes out moist.
  • You can also toast the bread and make the slices, totally a personal choice.
  • Add vegetables of your choice like sweet corn, tomato, green peas, etc.
  • Serve this upma immediately after cooking.
  • However, reheating it in the microwave is a good option if it becomes cold.
  • If you do not have a microwave then heat it in a pan and sprinkle some water so that it doesn’t taste dry.

Finally, also check these recipes

Samo Upma
Channa Sundal
Sukha Bhel
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