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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bread Upma | Leftover Bread Recipes

Today's recipe is a very simple dish, Bread upma. When you have left over bread and is bored of the usual toast, sandwich etc., you can make this bread upma - A quick stir fry. The best part is it is so easy to make, can be made in a jiffy.

easy bread upma recipe

What are the ingredients needed?

Bread slices, 7-8 nos.
Oil, 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Channa dhal/kadala paruppu, 1 tablespoon
Onions, 1 no (chopped)
Tomatoes(large), 1 no.(chopped)
Bell pepper/Capsicum, 1/2 (chopped)
Green chillies, 2-3 nos.
Garlic(crushed), 3-4 cloves
Curry leaves, 1 sprig
Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Salt, to taste
Cilantro, to garnish

Left over bread recipes, bread upma

How it is made?
  1. Cut the bread into cubes. You can remove the crust if you want. I like to use it with crust.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds and when they crack, add channa dhal and fry for a minute.
  3. Then add crushed garlic, onions, bell peppers,green chillies and curry leaves and fry for 3-4 minutes till the onions turn slightly golden.
  4. Then add chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy and are cooked.
  5. Add salt and mix well.
  6. Now add the bread cubes and mix well and turn off the heat.
  7. Garnish with cilantro.
  8. Serve it warm.

bread upma recipe

  • You can use any kind of bread. I used wheat bread.
  • For variation you can add vegetables like carrot, beans, peas or any other veggies of your choice.
  • You can fry the bread cubes before hand and then mix with tomato mixture. I didn't do it.


  1. Simple and quick breakfast/ snacks fix :) lovely clicks Divs super ah erruku :)

  2. one of the my fav bread recipe, upma looks so inviting, perfect for lazy day's breakfast...love ur pics n presentation :)

  3. yummmmmy and very tempting..nice cliks

  4. upma looks fabulous..nice clicks..

  5. Yummy! A quick fix breakfast ! :-)

  6. Looks yummy dear. Very nice clicks!

  7. Bread la ippadi kooda pannalama - yummy

  8. Healthy and delicious breakfast and nice way to use the left over bread...

  9. yummy and perfect use for left over bread

  10. wow yummy click and i love this upma a lot :) perfect for breakfast :)

  11. Quick and filling breakfast..my daughters favourite.

  12. i prepare the same way,love to have with tea.

  13. super clicks and yummy upma:)

  14. Quick,delicious and my kind of food,very tempting upma.

  15. Healthy and yummy breakfast..

  16. Beautiful clicks and quick and yummy snack.

  17. Super easy peasy BF!!nice clicks...

  18. is that tomato divya.. looks beautiful.. i always add egg with bread.. my fav breakfast..

  19. simple yet quick breakfast recipe, love it

  20. That's why I love Indian breakfasts, you can create several savory dishes in no time. This is a wonderful use of stale bread.

  21. Yummy and and quick fix breakfast...

  22. childhood memories.... nicely done

  23. yummy and a simple filling breakfast

  24. Is chana dal suppose to be uncooked?

  25. Yes Purnima. Use uncooked chana dal. Heat oil, add mustard seeds then add a tablespoon of uncooked chana dhal fry and then continue the rest of the process as mentioned.


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