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Bread Upma

Sometimes we want to cook a quick meal for dinner or lunch and we expect it to be delicious too. Bread Upma is that kind of dish which is easy to make and yummy too. And it sometime helps you to get rid of your bread which is sitting in your kitchen for a long time. Here you go…


  • Bread – 8 slices
  • Chopped onion – 3/4 cup
  • Tomato – 1
  • Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Butter milk – 1 cup
  • Green Chilly – 2
  • Minced garlic – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Cut the bread slices into 6 pieces each or according to your preference.
  2. Take butter milk in a wide vessel. If you dont have butter milk, take 1/2 cup of curd and mix it with 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Add chilly powder and turmeric powder to the butter milk and mix it well.
  4. Now soak the bread in it for 5 minutes. Each and every piece has to be soaked. So use a wide container.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they pop up add minced garlic followed by onions.
  6. Saute them till onions get cooked.
  7. Now add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies and salt. stir well.
  8. Let the tomatoes get cooked. Add the soaked bread and keep on tossing.
  9. Add butter to it and mix them well.
  10. Bread should get toasted and combined well.
  11. Once it is done, remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves

:) Serve hot with/without ketchup.

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  1. That is really nice and fast, It’s always good to have these quick dishes at the back of our minds for when we are tired or short on time, yummy!

  2. It looks super delicious and spicy.
    I should try once upma with bread.

  3. I’ve never tried making an upma before but this a certainly a nice way to use bread.

  4. we make this as a snack all the time. nice recipe

  5. Nice. I’ve eaten this many times, but never tried making it. Sounds easy and delicious.

    Btw, I’ve been missing the regular posting on this site, I hope you guys are going to come back to your earlier frequency :)

  6. Bread Upma is my fav evening tiffin. This is a different recipe with butter milk.

  7. Ok – I tried this for breakfast yesterday – but it became all mushy and turned it one soggy, sorry mess :(

    Any suggestions? How dilute should the buttermilk be?

    • bread upma is really delicious.
      comment from my mother-in-law also good

  8. Hi friends, Very happy to see your comments. Thank you so much.

    Hi Apu, Thanks for your interest and we will sure come with a lot of recipes and upgrades. Regarding the upma, the buttermilk has to be thick and bread has to be dipped not more than 5 minutes. Try it in a wide non-stick vessel and if you find it sticky, add a tsp of oil and butter and mix it slowly. Separate the pieces while mixing. Even for me the result was not great in the first time. You will definitely get it this time.

  9. I like upma but I have never taste Bread Upma, I shall try it this evening.

  10. Hi Nithu,
    I tried ur recipe today its was good…i just made little changes in it… i toasted the bread in oven for 5mins (500 F). then i sliced the bread…then dip into the curd and fry it immtly…it will b good…it wnt be very soggy also…it came out good as shown in ur picture..

  11. Thanks for the comments Oheli Sen.
    And Swathi, thanks for tips. I will try it the next time for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. hey if curd is not available can we use yoghurt

  13. Nithu,

    I’m afraid you forget to mentioned when to add Lemon juice in your receipe. I presume it should be added when we add tomatoes, green chillies and salt.

    I shall try this to pleased my wife!!!

  14. i tries this recipe it but it came out mushy but i failed to watch swathis comments now i know the tricks thanks to swathi too

  15. I don’t cooking AT ALL – but all of a sudden felt like making bread upma – googled & landed here…

    I followed the steps exactly – and everyone at home loved it !

    Thank you !

  16. Thanks for all your comments. Glad u liked it.

  17. When do we use the lime juice?

  18. Very nice and simple

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