Veg Bread Upma/Easy bread upma/vegetable Bread Upma / Easy tiffin recipe

Bread Upma is a traditional South Indian recipe. It is a savory and tangy dish which can be served as a Breakfast or as a quick fix meal.

Bread Upma is made by cooking Bread pieces in a spicy tempering made of chillies, onions, tomatoes, fresh curry leaves and mild spice powders. The dish tastes really delicious as the bread pieces soak up all the masala.

While Bread Upma is originally a south Indian dish, in last few decades, it has gained wider acceptance and liking in other parts too. It is traditionally served as breakfast but there is no bar enjoying it at any other time of the day.

While the preparation is extremely simple, some important steps for a perfect bread upma recipe. Firstly, i would heavily recommend to toast the bread first and then fry them with spices and veggies. otherwise, the bread slices may turn soggy and spongy. Secondly, I used some veggies which i found in my fridge. You can omit veggies or add veggies as per your choice and cook further.

This dish can also be packed in lunch box for school going children who may find this savory dish more attractive than traditional Upma. I used whole wheat bread for this recipe. You can use any kind of bread. Lets jump into the recipe.

Veg Bread Upma/Vegetable Bread Upma/Easy Tiffin Recipe



Bread Upma is a traditional South Indian recipe. It is a savory and tangy dish which can be served as a Breakfast or as a quick fix meal

Prep Time : 10 mins Cook time : 15 mins
Serves : 4-5


Ingredients:
Bread Slices : 8 (i took whole wheat)
Onion : 1 medium sized
Tomato : 2 large chopped
Green Chilies : 2 slit
Carrot : 1 large sliced
Potato : 1 small cubed
Green Peas : 1/4 cup (i used Frozen one)
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
milagai podi/Red chilly powder : 1 tsp
Garam masala Powder : 1 tsp
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Garnish :
Ghee : 1 tsp
Cashews : 5-6 make into pieces
Coriander leaves : 1 tbsp chopped

Method:
1. Take a bread slices, cut them into cubes. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in kadai, roast bread cubes to golden brown here and there. Set aside.
2. In same kadai, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Throw in onion with green chilies slit. saute till onions sweat and turn translucent.
3. Then add in chopped tomatoes with salt and sugar. Cook it till mushy.
4. Now add in veggies, saute it for a while. Then add in spice powder, add little water. Mix well and cook veggies to 85%.
5. Then add in roasted bread cubes and give a nice mix. Also cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes, making sure the bread absorbs masala.
6. Finally, serve bread upma garnished with coriander leaves and cashews roasted on ghee (Its optional)

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sudhakar says:

    Look very colorful. Great and healthy alternative options for working people quciky and Happy meal. Thank you Deepa for this wonderful receip .

    Liked by 3 people

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u for ur comment. I’m glad

      Liked by 2 people

    1. deepa says:

      U r welcome.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jyo says:

    Very handy dish and best usage of leftover breads too…looks great and delicious Deepa 😊👍

    Liked by 3 people

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u so much jyo. Yup best for leftover breads

      Liked by 1 person

  3. InspiresN says:

    coincidentally my breakfast today 🙂 nice recipe I use a slight variation .It is a very simple and delicious breakfast indeed!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. deepa says:

      Oh really. That’s good. Thank u Nisha.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. I too make it but with slight variation.Toasting the bread must have enhanced the taste I believe.Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. deepa says:

      Ya toasting bread light crisp while eating it. Thank u for ur comment. U r welcome

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Quick meal and with bread makes it kid’s friendly!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. deepa says:

      Thank you deeksha

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Rita says:

    Deepa it’s easy, quick and tasty.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. deepa says:

      Thank you Rita. Do try

      Liked by 3 people

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