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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Bread Upma

bread upma

This is a very very simple yet tasty dish for all the bread lovers. It can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. Pair it with a juice to have for breakfast or pack it as a quick lunch or enjoy it as an evening snack. As a variation, you can add eggs to this upma. Check notes for details.
Now onto the recipe...

how to make bread upma

Bread - 6 slices
Onion - 2
Carrot - 2 (grated)
Green Chilli - 2
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander Leaves - to garnish
1) Chop your bread into small cubes. Chop the onions and grate the carrot. Keep aside.
2) Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard, after it splutters add  urad dal and green chilli. When the urad dal turns light golden colour add the onions and curry leaves.
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3) Fry till the onions are transparent and then add the grated carrot. Fry till the carrots are cooked without any raw smell - about 3 minutes ( as the carrots are grated, they will cook fast ). Add salt and mix well.
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4) Finally add the Bread pieces and toss well. Keep it in simmer for 2 more minutes, slightly tossing in between so that the bread pieces are coated well. Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
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Simple, Delicious Bread upma is ready to eat!!!!

how to make bread upma

Serve hot and enjoy!!

bread upma

1) For egg version of this upma, scramble 2 eggs with salt in 1 tsp oil. Follow the same procedure till step 3, then add the scrambled eggs then followed by the bread pieces ( the remaining steps are the same). I normally do egg version when I serve hot and the eggless version if I am packing for lunch.
2) Don't skimp on the oil as it really uplifts the flavour as the bread pieces gets tossed in it.


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  1. Simple it may be. Yet nice it is. I should try the next time when there's no takers for plain bread at home.

  2. ha ha...glad u liked the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!!!

  3. Wow just love this ...looks superb !

  4. Perfect for breakfast... will try.

  5. Looks yumm, One of my favorite breakfast recipes :) Like the idea to add grated carrots.

  6. Hi, came across your blog from one of common blogger friend..
    Very nice and neatly done blog.. Bread upma is my favourite and easiest a breakfast option, but never added carrots to it. Your idea add that vibrant carrot color too... :) Glad to know you.. Thanks...

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Shikha!! Glad to know too :) Love to keep in touch..

  7. My fav Upma:-) looks yummy dear

  8. This looks yummy. I love eating bread upma. :)

  9. I love Bread Upma's.. The step by step images are making it more inviting.. I wanting to make them for breakfast tommorow.