Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bread Upma / Bread Masala

During my growing years, bread upma, also called bread masala was not a regular feature in our home. But my aunt would make it, as an evening snack whenever I would visit her and since then , it has become a favorite.

 Now, it is the most oft repeated breakfast in my home and it is such a breeze to make it as well. It makes use of the most commonly available ingredients at home and is a no-fail recipe. There are many variations of it and you can pretty much experiment with the ingredients.

The measurements which I have given are purely an estimate and also catering to my family's taste . You can use your discretion and vary the measurements accordingly.

Its a anytime snack and also doubles up as a light meal. Do try it !!  Sure to garner heaps of praise :)

Bread Upma

Ingredients :

Bread slices ( I have used white bread )                   12
Mustard seeds                                                           1/2 tsp
Onion, finely chopped                                             1 medium
Tomato, finely chopped                                           1 medium
Capsicum, chopped                                                  1
Green chilly                                                             1
Turmeric powder                                                     a pinch
Red chilli powder *                                                 1/2 tsp
Oil                                                                           1 tbsp
Salt                                                                          to taste
Lemon                                                                     1 small

Method :

1.  Cut the bread slices into cubes and keep aside.
2.  In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
3.  Then add the chopped onion and sauté till the onion turns golden brown.
4.  Add the capsicum, tomato, turmeric powder, red chill powder and a wee bit salt ( helps to
     cook tomato faster ) and stir till the tomato gets cooked.
5.  Then, add the bread cubes and salt to taste. Mix well.
6.  Finally, mix in the lemon juice and serve hot.

1. You can omit the red chilli powder if you don't want it to be too spicy.
2. You can also use mashed boiled potatoes to this dish.

Linking this recipe to “Healthy breakfast “ event hosted by Nandoo’s kitchen


  1. One of my favorite break fast items !! Looks good !! Thanks for linking to WTML at my space !!

  2. A very healthy breakfast item. Nice click. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more yummy recipes like this.

    On-going event: Healthy Breakfast