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Healthy Breakfast: How to Make a Spicy Bread Upma

Updated on June 1, 2017

An Overview of Making Bread Upma:

We often have a few bread slices left over in the kitchen. You can make an easy and healthy bread upma using them. The main ingredients for making this dish are: bread slices, onion, ginger, split black lentils (optional), split Bengal gram (optional), tomato, coriander leaves, green chilies, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chili powder, oil, turmeric powder, lemon juice, and salt. All these items are normally available in a regular kitchen.

How to make bread upma:

Keep all the ingredients handy. Heat some oil in a kadhai. Throw cumin seeds, mustard, white lentil, and split Bengal gram to it. Let mustard crackle. Add chopped curry leaves, onion, ginger, and green chilies. Saute till onion turns transparent. Add chopped tomato. Cook till it becomes soft. Throw in turmeric powder, chili powder, a little sugar (optional), and salt. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup water.

Let the contents boil for a minute. Add chopped bread slices, chopped coriander, and lemon juice. Gently mix them. Stir-cook for a minute. Turn off the fire. Yummy bread upma is ready!! Serve it hot.

Bread upma
Bread upma
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Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bread, remove the edges, cut in pieces
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, for the tempering
  • 8 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp white lentil or de husked black lentil split, optional, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp Bengal gram split, optional, for the tempering
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped or julienned
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, optional, no need to add if using sweet bread
  • 1/4 cup water

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Bread Upma:

  1. Keep all ingredients ready.
  2. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Throw mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves, de-husked black lentil split(optional), and Bengal gram split(optional). Saute, till mustard splutters.
  3. Add chopped onion, julienned ginger, and chopped chilies. Stir-fry till onion turns transparent. Add chopped tomato. Stir-cook, till it becomes soft, not mushy.
  4. Throw turmeric powder, red chili powder, sugar(optional), and salt. Mix well. Cook on a low fire for 20 seconds. Add water. Let them boil for a minute.
  5. Add chopped bread, chopped coriander, and lemon juice. Mix well. Cook, till the content thoroughly blend. It may take a few seconds. Turn off the fire.
  6. Mouth watering and colorful bread upma is ready to serve. Serve it hot. Enjoy this tasty snack!!

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Step one: Keep ready the ingredientsStep two: Make the temperingStep three: Saute onion, ginger, and chopped green chiliesStep four: Throw in chopped tomato. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, sugar, and salt. Add some water, when tomato becomes soft. Boil the mix.Step five: Add chopped bread, chopped coriander, and lemon juice. Stir-cook for a few seconds.Step six: Yummy bread upma is ready to serve!!
Step one: Keep ready the ingredients
Step one: Keep ready the ingredients
Step two: Make the tempering
Step two: Make the tempering
Step three: Saute onion, ginger, and chopped green chilies
Step three: Saute onion, ginger, and chopped green chilies
Step four: Throw in chopped tomato. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, sugar, and salt. Add some water, when tomato becomes soft. Boil the mix.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomato. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, sugar, and salt. Add some water, when tomato becomes soft. Boil the mix.
Step five: Add chopped bread, chopped coriander, and lemon juice. Stir-cook for a few seconds.
Step five: Add chopped bread, chopped coriander, and lemon juice. Stir-cook for a few seconds.
Step six: Yummy bread upma is ready to serve!!
Step six: Yummy bread upma is ready to serve!!

Nutritional Information of Bread Upma

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 374
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 62 g21%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 472 mg20%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    ShailaSheshadri 2 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thank you. Even I have used julienned ginger in this recipe. I like spicier bread upma. Hence, I used green chili and a small quantity of red chili powder. Red chili powder adds some color also!

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    Venkatachari M 2 months ago from Hyderabad, India

    A tasty preparation. It is easy to prepare also. I made it one or two times with the leftover bread. I add a bit of ginger also in it and will not use red chilies or chili powder.