Quick and Easy Bread Upma Recipe

Quick and Easy Bread Upma Recipe toasted bread is tossed with sambar powder and a simple tadka to make this lip smacking upma dish that can be served for breakfast or a tea time snack.

Archana Doshi
10061 ratings.

The Bread Upma Recipe is a dish that we look forward to whenever we have extra bread in the refrigerator. This recipe is a great way to use any kind of excess bread. The addition of onions, green chillies, sambar powder and fresh herbs like coriander leaves along with toasted buttered bread is super delicious.

Serve the Bread Upma Recipe for a healthy breakfast along with Papaya Banana Smoothie Recipe

If you are looking for more Breakfast recipes here are some : 

  1. Egg and Spinach Breakfast Pizza Recipe
  2. Carrot Bran Breakfast Muffin Recipes
  3. Dahi Chivda Recipe (Fruit, Yogurt & Flattened Rice Breakfast Parfait)

Cuisine: Indian
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 16 Whole Wheat Brown Bread
  • 3 Tomatoes , chopped small
  • 2 Onions , thinly sliced
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 3 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt , to taste
  • Butter (Salted) , for cooking
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped

How to make Quick and Easy Bread Upma Recipe

  1. To begin making the bread upma recipe, we will first toast the bread. You can toast it in your toaster or on a skillet.

  2. Once the bread is toasted, apply the softened butter over the toasted bread. Next cut the bread into small dices and keep aside.

  3. In a large wok or a kadai, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium heat and add in the mustard seeds. Allow the mustard seeds to crackle and add in the onions and green chillies. Saute the onions on medium heat, until soft and tender.

  4. Once the onions are soft, add in the tomatoes, curry leaves, turmeric powder and sambar powder. Stir and cook the tomatoes until they turn lightly soft as well.

  5. Finally add in the salt and the toasted buttered bread pieces. Stir well to combine all the ingredients and stir fry on medium to high heat for a couple of minutes.

  6. We stir fry just to make sure the bread pieces have got all the spices and salted well. Check salt levels. Remember the butter you used could have some salt as well.

  7. Stir in the chopped coriander leaves into the bread upma to get the delicious fresh flavour.

  8. Serve the Bread Upma Recipe for a healthy breakfast along with Papaya Banana Smoothie Recipe