Crispy Bread Upma

Crispy Bread Upma

I have failed numerous times to make a delicious portion of bread upma. As a child, i loved the bread upma that my mother made for breakfast. However, despite knowing her recipe, I never could reproduce it. The bread will always get squashy once mixed in the masala. Here is a variation of the south indian dish that would be crispy and tasty!

Kavita Srinivasan


  1. 6 Bread slices
  2. 2 Onions
  3. 1 Potato
  4. Optional 1/2 Cup Peas -
  5. Optional 1 Carrot (Chopped) -
  6. Optional 1/2 Capsicum (chopped) -
  7. Oil
  8. 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  9. Curry Leaves
  10. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  12. 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  13. 1/2 Lemon
  14. Coriander Leaves


20 mins
  1. Add Photo

    Remove the sides of the bread and cut in square pieces.

  2. Add Photo

    Put a pan on the stove and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

  3. Add Photo

    Saute the bread pieces in the pan till they are golden brown. Keep the bread aside.

  4. Add Photo

    Keep a pan on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of oil.

  5. Add Photo

    Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves to the oil.

  6. Add Photo

    Once the mustard seeds spatter, add the chopped onions.

  7. Add Photo

    When the onions are golden brown, add the potatoes and stir.

  8. Add Photo

    After sometime, add the other chopped vegetables and mix them well. Let the vegetables cook but allow them to remain crisp.

  9. Add Photo

    Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala to the crispy vegetables and mix well. Add salt to the mix.

  10. Add Photo

    Add the bread pieces to the mixture and stir well.

  11. Add Photo

    Remove the pan from the flame and squeeze the lemon over the mixture.

  12. Add Photo

    Mix the lemon juice and garnish the upma with coriander leaves.

  13. Add Photo

    Serve with tomato ketchup or any chutney.

Add Step



Have you cooked this recipe?

Share your version with a Cooksnap photo

Share your Cooksnap

Related keywords