Bread upma

Upma is a south Indian break fast. There are varieties of upma and also variations in upma. Upma is usually made with sooji, commonly known as rava in south India. There are varieties of upma like rice upma, sooji (rava) upma, cous-cous upma and bread upma.

We often eat bread with jam, butter or fried egg. For a change I made bread upma. It is very easy and simple to make. You can make it faster and quicker also. You can make with brown bread also.


  1. Oil – 4 tsp
  2. Bread slices – 5 to 6
  3. Onion (chopped) – 1
  4. Tomato (chopped) – 1
  5. Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp
  6. Chana dal – 1 tsp
  7. Green chillies (chopped) - 2
  8. Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Curry leaves - 12
  11. Coriander leaves (chopped) – 1/4 cup
  12. Salt as required


  1. First tear the bread roughly into small pieces and keep it aside. You can even remove its crust.
  2. Heat oil in a vessel. When it gets warm, add mustard seeds. It starts spluttering.
  3. Add onion, chana dal, green chillies, curry leaves and saute well until the onions are soft and cooked to light brown.
  4. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, tomatoes and stir well until the spices are cooked and roasted.
  5. After 2 to 3 minutes, simmer the flame and add bread pieces and mix well. If it is too dry you can add 1 tsp to 2 tsp of water and mix well.
  6. When the bread slices are mixed well with onion and spice mixture, garnish with coriander leaves and switch it off. Close the lid and let it rest for about 5 mins or serve immediately.
  7. It is like bhel puri, just mixing the bread pieces with cooked onion mixture and serving it. There is no need to cook like rava upma.


  1. As tomatoes are added moisture will be there, so no need to add water.
  2. Add bread according to the onion mixture.
  3. Can reduce chilli, as per your taste.