Bread Upma (Small Bread pieces tossed and sautéed in veggies)

I still remember how during the days of my MS we used to literally live on Bread. This was an easy (not so fulfilling) replacement for a regular Indian Bread (chappatis). There was no time or patience left to cook chapatis. So we resorted to eating bread. I am not so fond of it myself. I do enjoy it occasionally with soup or salad or in a sandwich.

It so happens sometimes that I go to the grocery store, pick up a bread thinking that I would be able to consume it before its expiry :). And guess what, most of the times it so happens that it hasn’t been consumed and now need to use it fast. Here is one recipe trick that I started using to consume it. Enjoy it as breakfast or an evening snack.

Try it out and let me know how you like it 🙂


8 – 10 Slices of Bread (White/Wheat/Sour Dough any kind. The slices have to be firm though)

1 small tomato (chopped finely)

1 small potato (Boiled and Chopped into small pieces)

1/2 small red onion (Chopped Finely – could use shallots too)

1/2 Green Pepper (Capsicum) (finely chopped)

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp Kitchen King Masala powder (Optional – Found in any Indian Grocery store)

3-4 Curry leaves

Finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnishing

Salt to taste


  1. Remove the edges and cut the bread slices into small squares. Dont keep the size too big.
  2. In a pan, add oil.
  3. Once heated, add the curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  4. Once the seeds start to crackle, add onions.
  5. Saute the onions till light brown.
  6. Now add the green peppers. Keep them semi cooked.
  7. Now add all the powders and mis well.
  8. Now add tomatoes and cook till done.
  9. Now add the bread slices, potatoes and salt. Mix lightly.
  10. Cover and cook for 2 mins.

Serving Tips:

  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and some finely chopped onions and some Ketchup

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