Bread upma is a South Indian recipe made with bread slices. It is a simple variation given to the normal upma we make using semolina (sooji). Bread upma is a combination of bread and upma which turns out to be a classic breakfast recipe. They are made with bread slices, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. I prefer toasting the bread slices to add a bit of crispiness to the upma, you may avoid it if you want. This recipe is perfect for breakfast and tiffins and can be made instantly within minutes.
This bread upma is made by first toasting the bread slices on medium high flame until crisp and then slicing them.Then a tempering is prepared using mustard seeds, curry leaves, onions, tomatoes and capsicum. They are then cooked until mushy and then seasoned with chillies and spices. Then we add some water in it and let it boil. Finally the bread slices are added to it along with coriander leaves and tossed well until done. This recipe is simple, quick and delicious at the same time. Everyone in my family loves to have it. They can be enjoyed alone without any sauce or chutney. So whenever bored of your normal upma, go ahead and give this recipe a try and you are surely going to love it. If you loved this recipe do let me know in in the comments section below⬇
Bread slices- 4 to 5 slices
Oil- 2 tablespoon
Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 8 to 10 leaves
Onion- 1/2 cup or 1 medium sized(finely chopped)
Tomatoes- 1/2 cup or 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Green chillies- 2 (finely chopped)
Capsicum- 1/4 cup or 1 small sized (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Sugar- 1 teaspoon
Salt- as per taste
Water- 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves- handful (finely chopped)
Step by step recipe with images
1) Firstly heat a pan on low flame and add 3 bread slices in it.
2) Toast it from one side until golden brown and flip it on the other side.
3) Toast it from the other side as well until it turns golden brown and crisp. Keep the flame at low throughout. Repeat the same with the remaining slices.
4) Once is cools down, slice them as shown above with the help of a knife or kitchen scissors.
5) Now heat a pan with 2 tablespoon of oil.
6) Add 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds in it.
7) Add 8 to 10 curry leaves in it and let them splutter.
8) Now add 1/2 cup of chopped onions in it.
9) Saute it on medium high flame until it turns golden brown.
10) Add 2 finely chopped chillies in it.
11) Saute them well for a minute.
12) Now add 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes in it.
13) Stir and cook them on medium high flame for a minute.
14) Now add a teaspoon of turmeric powder in it.
15) Add a teaspoon of red chilli powder in it.
16) Add a teaspoon of sugar in it.
17) Lastly add salt as per taste.
18) Mix and cook them well and until oil comes up.
19) Now add 1/4 cup chopped capsicum in it.
20) Stir and cook them on medium high flame for a minute.
21) Now add 1/4 cup of water in it.
22) Cook it for 2 minutes until it starts bubbling.
23) Once it starts bubbling, Add the sliced bread cubes in it.
24) Give them a good stir until everything gets coated well.
25) Lastly sprinkle some coriander leaves on top and turn off the flame.
26) Now cover it with a lid for 2 minutes until everything gets absorbed well.
27) Remove the lid and your bread upma is ready.
28) Once done, serve immediately. It tastes super delicious and can be made in minutes. Enjoy !
Tips and Tricks
1) Make sure you toast the bread from both sides until golden brown and crisp.
2) Keep the flame at low while toasting the bread.
3) Slice the bread slices evenly as shown above.
4) Add the bread slices only when the water starts bubbling.
5) Don’t add more than 1/4 cup of water or else the bread will turn soggy.
6) Once you turn off the flame, cover it with a lid until everything gets absorbed.
7) Requires immediate consumption.
1) You can use brown bread instead of normal white bread. You can also use Multigrain bread.
2) You can add more veggies if your choice if you want.
3) You can skip using chillies if you are allergic to it.
4) You can add 1/2 tablespoon of oil instead of 2 tablespoon. Taste may vary a bit.