September 27, 2021

Bread Upma - Quick Breakfast (Bachelor's cooking)

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Bread Upma is a quick recipe that can be put together in very less time ,to be precise just 10 to 15 mins and you will have a sumptuous and filling snack ready . 

Bread upma is the best way to use up left over bread or on days when you have no patience to cook up an elaborate breakfast,this is a perfect savior.  I would call bread upma as a bachelor friendly recipe, since this doesn't require any fancy equipment, special cooking  or cutting skills.  

As a school going kid, this used to be my favorite lunch box item after sandwiches. I am a die hard fan of bread and can eat bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

You can add some veggies to this upma if you are packing it up for kids' tiffin  box . I generally add some boiled potatoes, carrots and beans to make the breakfast filling and sumptuous. 

I prefer to use a day old bread because it is easy to crumble it and there is not much moisture left in the bread that will make the upma soggy.

Preparation Time - 5 mins
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Complexity  - easy 
Serves - 2 to 3 


8 to 10 slices of bread
2 green chillies
Few curry leaves 
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric 
Pinch of sugar
Salt as needed 
2 to 3 tbsp oil 
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 


  • Crumble the bread  or roughly tear up the bread slices and keep ready. 
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and splutter the mustard seeds ,curry leaves and green chillies. 
  • Add in the tomatoes little salt and turmeric powder and saute it. Cook until the tomatoes turn mushy . 
  • Add in the crumbled bread to the tomato mixture , mix it well till the bread is coated well with the tomatoes. 
  • Sprinkle some water and cook covered for 2 to 3 mins .
  • Garnish with fresh corriander and serve hot .

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  1. The bread upma looks super delicious! This is a wonderful way to use up leftover slices of bread. Quick and delicious, this is just the perfect breakfast for a busy week day.

  2. Fabulous idea to use left over bread. I liked your version and would love to try it . My boys love bread . So easy to whip up this delicious breakfast. Beautifully done priya.

  3. What an easy peasy quick breakfast recipe using the bread.. a delicious recipe to finish leftover bread before it goes stale.


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