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Bread upma recipe | South Indian bread upma recipe is a simple, easy, and tasty snack recipe that can also be served as a breakfast recipe. Basically, bread masala upma is prepared from leftover bread which involves beaten thin curd mixed with mild spices and then sauteed in tomatoes and green chillies and garnished with coriander.
This quick upma can be an instant hit at your next kitty party and is certainly loved by kids and even adults.
I had actually bought these sandwich bread so that I could prepare a sandwich or Bombay sandwich. However, for some reason, I was occupied with other recipes and I forgot to cook those. Meanwhile, the bread slices were about to expire and I had to finish them quickly. I was running out of recipes, and I asked my husband who suggested cutlets. But I had already shared this recipe, hence I wanted something new. Fortunately, I got this idea to prepare bread upma for my breakfast as a bachelor’s recipe and somehow I managed to finish it.
While the preparation is extremely simple, some important steps for a perfect bread upma recipe. Firstly, I would heavily recommend toasting the bread first and then frying them with spices and veggies. Otherwise, the bread slices may turn soggy and spongy. Secondly, the recipe can be improvised further by adding veggies. Lastly, as an alternative, add maggie hot and sweet tomato sauce instead of tomatoes to make it more spicy and sweet bread upma.


  • 6 slices bread (white/wholemeal)
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds  
  • few curry leaves/kadi Patta
2 medium sized tomatoes (roughly chopped) 
  • 1 green chilli (slit lengthwise) 
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp water (if required)
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Method of cooking


  • Take as many slices of bread as you want, then, with the help of a knife, scissors, or pizza cutter, cut them into small square shapes and keep them on the side till the moisture in the bread dries up.
  • Chop the tomatoes and set them aside, and slit the green chilies from the centre and set them aside as well.
  • Then take some curd and whisk it so that no granules or lumps are in it, and add some water to make it smooth and liquidy.
  • Take a large Kadai and heat some oil in that vessel.
  • Add mustard seeds and let them crackle in the hot oil.
  • Once you start hearing the crackling sound, add your washed and patted curry leaves. Be careful not to burn them. Keep your flame at medium.
  • Now, at this time, add your bread pieces, followed by tomatoes, green chillies, salt, turmeric, and red peprika powder, and pour the entire curd on it.
Give it a good mix, and then garnish with some dessicated coconut and some chopped coriander leaves.

Finally, serve this dish as your party appetiser and let everyone enjoy this easy, simple, and healthy breakfast.

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