Spicy And Tangy Bread Upma Recipe

A spicy and tangy bread upma recipe for those days when you need your breakfast quickly and you have minimal ingredients at home, and the leftover bread comes to your rescue.

Archana's Kitchen
Spicy And Tangy Bread Upma Recipe
4619 ratings.

Bread Upma recipe is simple recipe to make and delicious to eat. At the end of a week, if you have very few ingredients left in your pantry and fridge, Bread Upma is the way to go. You can whip this up in less than 30 minutes and tastes great as it has the spicy flavour from the green chillies and ginger garlic paste and tanginess from the dash of lime that you add in the end. 

Serve this Spicy And Tangy Bread Upma as a quick and easy breakfast along with a Carrot Cashew Smoothie Recipe or a Adrak Chai 

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Upma recipes

  1. Vegetable Rice Upma Recipe
  2. Broken Barley Upma Recipe
  3. Puffed Rice Upma Recipe (Murmura Upma)


Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

15 M


3 Servings


  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 Tomato , big, finely chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , as required
  • 6 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 10 Whole Wheat Brown Bread , cut into squares or roughly torn

How to make Spicy And Tangy Bread Upma Recipe

  1. To begin making Spicy and Tangy Bread Upma Recipe, heat a tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan.

  2. Once the oil is hot, lower the flame and add the mustard seeds, allow them to splutter, next add urad dal and allow it to roast until the urad dal is browned.

  3. Add the ginger garlic paste, green chillies, chopped onions, chopped capsicum and saute for about a minute and a half.  Once the onions are softened, add the tomatoes, and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy. 

  4. Now add in the garam masala powder and chaat masala powder and saute until all the flavours combine.

  5. Now add half a cup of  water and keep stirring until the water is absorbed. Add in the sugar and salt to taste and stir in the lemon juice keeping the flame on low all the while.

  6. Stir fry until the Bread Upma mixture comes together.

  7. Once done finally stir in the cut bread pieces and toss gently. 

  8. Saute until the bread pieces are coated well with the masalas. Check the taste and spices and adjust accordingly

  9. Turn off the heat and garnish the bread upma with coriander leaves.

  10. Serve this Spicy And Tangy Bread Upma as a quick and easy breakfast along with a Carrot Cashew Smoothie Recipe or a Adrak Chai