Sanoli's Kitchen: BREAD UPMA

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
If you are really bored with sandwich or bread toast or French Fry, just try this South Indian touchy Bread Upma. A wonderful breakfast, very flavorful and it cooks in jiffy. In my school days, my mom oftenly made this dish in my lunch box and she also loved this toothsome dish very much. Since then, I am foodie...:) Bread upma tastes best if you use a day or two old bread (or stale bread), which is little hard and dry - a spiced, a stir fried bread dish. So, lets get started.

8 Bread Slices
1 Parboiled Potato, cut in 1/2" cubes
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 Tomato (finely chopped)
2 Green Chillies (chopped)
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Bengal gram Lentil (chana dal)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Lemon Juice
4 tbsps Oil
Handful Coriander Leaves (chopped)
Salt to taste

Trim the edges of the bread slices, then cut each bread slice into 9 small cubes.

Heat oil in a pan or kadhai. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, cumin seeds, urad dal, bengal gram lentils. Saute for 40 seconds, let them crackle.

Add green chillies now, saute for another few seconds.

Now add onion and curry leaves in it. Fry till onions are translucent.

Then add potato pieces in it. Fold well.

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder in it. 

Mix tomato and salt. Fry till tomato gets mushy.

Add bread pieces now. Immediately fold nicely.

Pour 1/2 Cup of water. Fold everything very nicely. Bread will be soggy but not mushy. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well.
Serve immediately.


  1. Delicious and lovely upma! :)

  2. my favorite and delicious upma it...

  3. perfect use of leftovers,love the addition of potato

  4. Looks lovely and yummy Sanoli :-)

  5. very nice snack... and nice for kids lunch boxes

  6. hi sano
    this was my entry to last yr cooking competition

    i made it more gravy type

    am glad u all enjoyed it

    thanks for linking to my event

  7. Nice Snacks Sanoli...Thanks for linking...

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