Bread Upma, is my way of dealing with left over bread slices. This quick and easy recipe is good way to kickstart your day. It can also work as a snack or even a lunchbox idea for your kid!
Never heard of Bread Upma?
Upma, is a traditional south Indian savory breakfast dish made of semolina and spices. Bread Upma, on the other hand, is a fusion take on traditional upma, where we use bread instead of semolina.
Other Indian Breakfast Recipes: Poha, Rava Upma, Aloo Paratha, Methi Paratha
Sharing my version of this quick and tasty recipe!
- 10-12 slices Bread whole wheat or multigrain
- 1/4 Red Onion chopped
- 2 tsp Tomato paste or 2 medium sized tomatoes chopped
- 5-6 curry leaves
- 2-3 whole Dried red chilli
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 tsp Chana dal Split bengal gram
- 1 tsp Urad dal Split bengal gram
- 1/4 tsp Hing or Asafoetida (Optional)
- 1 tsp Ginger paste or 1 tsp chopped ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1-2 whole Green chili or Thai green chili or Jalapeño chopped
- 1/2 bunch Cilantro chopped for garnish
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- Cut the bread slices into 1/4 inch cubes and keep them aside.
- Heat oil in a medium nonstick saucepan. Add curry leaves, dried red chili, hing, mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Cook for 1 minute.
- Now add chopped onions and cook until it turns pink and translucent. Add ginger paste (or chopped ginger) and cook until the raw smell of ginger disappears.
- Add red chili powder and turmeric powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes.
- If using the raw tomatoes, cook until the water from the tomatoes dries and the oil leaves it's sides.
- Now add the bread cubes and let the tomato mixture cover them. Add salt to taste. Stir well. Your bread umma is ready!
- Remove from heat and transfer the contents to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
- Enjoy with a hot cuppa of coffee/ tea or with a fruit side.