Bread Upma

IMG_5108 Bread Upma is my all time favorite dish. I still remember my childhood days, whenever Amma buys a loaf of bread, she prepares bread butter jam, bread sandwich and bread upma. Amma’s Bread upma is simple and tastes yummy. To give a crispy texture to the bread I have baked the bread and added Checkout my other recipes using bread

Bread Upma: Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Baking time : 14 mins | Serves : 2 Recipe Category: Breakfast Ingredients: Bread – 8 slices (I used wheat bread) Onion – 1, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Frozen Green Peas – 3 tbsp Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp Coriander Powder – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Garam Masala – 1 tsp Sambar Powder – 1/8 tsp Curry leaves -few Salt -as needed Cooking spray / oil – to grease the baking tray (I used cooking spray) Oil – 1 tsp IMG_5107 Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F, and place the bread in oven. Bake on both sides (around 7 minutes each and turning the bread in between) or until bread becomes crispy.  Turn off the oven and let the bread stays in the oven


  • In a pan heat oil and when the oil becomes hot, add curry leaves and onion, saute till onion becomes translucent,  then add tomato and cook
  • Once onion and tomato are cooked, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, sambar powder and garam masala and cook for 2-3 minutes


  • Take the bread from the oven;cut into pieces


  • Add the bread pieces to the masala, gently mix until the masala coats well.  Serve hot to enjoy the crispy bread upma

IMG_5106 My Notes:

  • Baking bread is optional. You can even toast/ grill the bread
  • Baked Bread upma tastes great if served immediately
  • You can use plain bread and make upma  avoiding baking
  • Ginger garlic paste can be added
  • Usually i temper the upma with mustard seeds and channa dal,  missed doing that, while taking the picture
  • You can bake the bread and keep it in the turned off oven for 45 minutes – 1 hour and  quickly saute the bread with the masala before serving. By doing this way Bread upma will be crsipy instead of soggy texture

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9 thoughts on “Bread Upma

  1. Sony P March 29, 2015 at 5:44 PM Reply

    Tasty and yummy too !

  2. marudhuskitchen March 11, 2015 at 9:31 PM Reply

    Love bread upma..yummy

  3. Chitra Jagadish March 11, 2015 at 5:20 PM Reply

    Wow bread upma – looks delicious V… 🙂

  4. […] of trying something with that. I generally bake bread whenever I use them in vegetable biryani, bread upma and other dishes. This time I wanted to keep some stuffing and bake it. Crispy snack is ready, […]

  5. Traditionally Modern Food May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM Reply

    Thanku Uthra!!

  6. uthra May 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM Reply

    very tasty.

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