Sanoli's Kitchen: INSTANT BREAD UPMA

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Bread Upma is a simple yet flavourful quick breakfast recipe, which can be made in minutes.

Recipe Source & Acknowledgement:

8 slices White Bread (preferably 1/2 days old bread)
1 Potato (peeled & parboiled)
1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
10 Curry Leaves
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/3 tsp Red Chilli powder (optional)
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/3 tsp minced Ginger
1 tsp Split White Lentil (Urad Dal)
1 tsp Bengal Gram Lentil (Chana Dal)
2 tsps Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
4 tbsps Oil

Break bread slices in small pieces with the crust by using your hand. Set aside.

Cut parboiled potato in small cubes and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds in it. Saute for 30-40 seconds, till mustard seed crackles and cumin changes its colour. Now add asafoetida white lentil, bengal gram lentil and curry leaves in it. Saute for another 30 seconds. A nice aroma comes out.

At this point, add onion, green chillies, minced ginger, red chilli powder and turmeric powder in it. Fry till onions turn golden.

Now add potato cubes. Mix well and fry for another 2 minues, followed by adding bread and salt in it. Mix nicely.

Keep stirring for another 3-4 minutes. Add coriander leaves and lemon juice in it. Fold well. Switch off the heat now.

Serve immediately as a breakfast palate or evening afterschool snack.

Tips: Wheat bread can be used for a healthier version
         Vegetables like green beans, peas or carrot may use in it.
         Potato can be skipped. May add tomato ketchup for making it more tasty.

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  1. ah version of bread upma keeps changing

    i hv the wetter and gravy type version on my space
    one of the earliest ones i had put in my blog

    love it

  2. Yummy snack for the evening.

    todays recipe

  3. when I have nothing in my fridge I end up making bread upma..Looks tasty

  4. Wow upma with potato n bread I bet this would have tasted great...

  5. Delicious !
    I make many versions of this dish too.. simply love it.

  6. Quick and delicious recipe to use left over bread... Love this version of bread upma..

  7. Wow. Long time back I cooked this upma. Its time now, Will try soon.

  8. Adding potato with bread very nice idea I like this bread upma version Sanoli.

  9. Quick n yummy breakfast recipe...loved the addition of potatoes...will try it next time !

  10. My left over bread slices are for upma,looks healthy & yummy..I usually don't add potatoes,will try next time like this!!
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  11. Quick and delicious upma with bread..

  12. really nice recipe....

  13. Bread Upma very special for me... My whole family is just Fan of it... Yours looks Yumm... Kichuta pathao plz.

  14. Wow! Looks so delicious! Thanx for sharing!!

  15. so delicious recipe,thanks for sharing