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Bread Upma Recipe - A step wise photo guide to make bread upma

Bread upma is easy to prepare and delicious breakfast or snack made from bread, onions, tomatoes, green chilies, curry leaves and mild spices.

Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword bread recipes, bread upma, snacks, South Indian recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 person


  • 6 - 7 slices bread (white/brown/multigrain)
  • 1 medium-sized onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium-sized tomato (chopped)
  • 2 green chilies (chopped)
  • 4 - 5 curry leaves (kadhi patta)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhaniya)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 - 1 ½ tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt as per taste


  1. Remove corners of bread slices and lightly toast them on tawa.

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  2.  Cut toasted bread into squares and set it aside.

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  3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds(rai). When they crackle, add curry leaves (kadi patta) and green chillies (hari mirch).

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  4. When mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves (kadi patta) and green chillies (hari mirch).

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  5. Now add chopped onions and saute for 1 -2 minutes until onions become translucent.

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  6.  Now add chopped tomatoes and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder. Saute for 1 - 2 minutes.

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  7. Now add ½ cup water. Stir. Cover and cook till tomatoes are tender.

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  8. Add chopped bread pieces and salt. 

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  9. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 -2 minutes while stirring occasionally. Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice (optional) and garnish with coriander.

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