Bread Upma/ Recipe Using Leftover Bread/ Quick and Easy Breakfast or Snack recipe

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Dec. 10, 2015

Bread Upma is one of the peppiest ways to have bread! Although it is a great way to use up leftover bread, many people like it so much that they would go and buy a fresh pack of bread just to make this upma. Indeed, with desi shades of chillies, onions, tomatoes and spice powders, tempered traditionally, and perked up with tomato ketchup and lemon juice, this snack is replete with varied flavours that are sure to delight your palate. You will also thoroughly enjoy the unique texture of this upma, which can be had as a breakfast or evening snack.


Bread pieces 3 Cup (48 tbs) (roughly torn)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 2 Teaspoon (rai/ sarson)
Curry leaves 7 (kadi patta)
Finely chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon (adrak)
Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Finely chopped green chillies 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Finely chopped tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Tomato ketchup 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon (dhania)



1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.

2. When the seeds crackle add the curry leaves, ginger, garlic, green chilies and onion and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while mashing lightly with the help of a ladle.

4. Add the tomato ketchup, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

5. Add the bread, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

6. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well.


7. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Ready In: 8 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 548Calories from Fat 188

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1005 mg41.88%

Total Carbohydrates 76 g25.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet