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Bread Upma

Bread Upma

Whenever I’m in the mood for a bold but quick breakfast, nothing beats a warm bowl of Bread Upma! I’ve spiced up the version I grew up with using some Chinese sauces, peanuts, and sesame. With that crisp yet melt-in-your-mouth texture and comforting flavor, this Bread Upma is the breakfast of your dreams!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword breakfast
Custom Category Breakfast, Smoothies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 197 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra


  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 pcs curry leaves
  • 1 pc green chilies , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onions , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp green bell peppers , finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp corn
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • salt , to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp red chili sauce , or hot sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice , optional
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cilantro , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanuts , coarsely crushed
  • 1 tsp black and white sesame seeds , toasted


  1. Cut the bread slices in cubes and keep them aside.

  2. In a large pan, heat some oil. Add in your cumin seeds and curry leaves and let crackle.

  3. Then add in your onions and green chilies and saute till the onions are translucent.

  4. Now add tomatoes, green peppers, corn or any veggies of your choice. Mix all the spices and sauces, and cook for 5-6 minutes till the tomatoes are little soft.

  5. Add water, mix it well and let it simmer.

  6. Then add the bread cubes, mix well and let it soften for 7-8 minutes until it's just right. I like my bread little bit crispy.

  7. Finish it off with some peanuts, sesame and cilantro, and your Bread Upma is ready to enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Bread Upma
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 488IU10%
Vitamin C 91mg110%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.