Masala Bread Upma

You have made different kinds of sandwiches for breakfast and now want to try something different with bread. Try this masala bread upma which is tangy and tasty. A quick and easy recipe that is great for making use of leftover bread too.

masala bread upma

You don’t need any side-dish for this recipe. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a tea-time snack.

masala bread upma

Masala Bread Upma Recipe

Masala Bread Upma

masala bread upma
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
15 mins
A quick and easy recipe using bread with vegetables and flavored with spices.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snacks


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small capsicum
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp amchoor powder (dry mango powder)
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Toast the bread slices and cut them into small pieces. Another variation to this dish would be to not toast the bread slices and use them as it is.
  2. Chop the onion, tomato, capsicum and carrot.
  3. Slice the green chillies and grate the ginger.
  4. In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. When they turn brown, add the chopped onions, curry leaves, grated ginger and green chillies and fry till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Then add the capsicum and fry till they turn soft.
  6. Now add the chopped tomatoes along with salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, amchoor powder and garam masala powder.
  7. Fry till the tomatoes are mashed well. Sprinkle some water and add tomato sauce. Fry for a few minutes.
  8. Add the toasted bread pieces and fry till the bread pieces get coated with the masala.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
  10. If you want it more spicy, you could add pepper powder at the end.

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