Bread is usually the base for regular sandwiches or as toast for breakfast. Here I show you a breakfast variation called Bread Upma. This simple and delicious recipe will ensure your breakfasts are never the same again.


6-8 slices of bread (you can use brown or multigrain)
1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
2 tbsp carrots (finely chopped) 
1/4 cup tomatoes (finely chopped)
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 
1 tsp chilli (finely chopped)
1/4 cup capsicum (finely chopped)
2 tsp butter
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds 
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp asafoetida 
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1 tsp sambhar masala
Salt to taste
For garnishing 
 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves and lemon slice


  • Cut the bread into small pieces. 
  • Now heat oil and butter in a pan and let it melt.
  • Add mustard, cumin and urad dal, let it splitter
  • Now add asafoetida and curry leaves. 
  • Add onion, carrots, capsicum and sauté well till the onions turn translucent.
  • Now add tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, chilly , turmeric, sambhar  masala, salt and mix well and cook it till the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add bread pieces and toss them to coat all the bread pieces well.
  •  Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander and mix everything together
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes.  
  • Take out in serving plate, garnish with coriander leaves and slice of lemon 
  • Serve hot.


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