January 11, 2013

Bread Upma

A nice variation from the regular toast with an Indian touch! Tasty breakfast or after-school snack that can be made in a jiffy!! My go-to recipe when there is excess of bread lying around in my kitchen and has never failed to satisfy my family 's taste buds!

Add finely chopped vegetables of your choice and increase nutritional value of this recipe! Adding yogurt/buttermilk gives it a very nice flavor. Bread absorbs all that yummy yogurt/buttermilk (along with the spices) and every bite of this upma has soft & juicy (not soggy!!) bread that you wouldn't want to stop eating!

Basic Info
Complexity - Medium
Prep time - 20 mins
Cook time - 15 mins
Serves - 3

Oroweat country buttermilk bread - 6 slices (any bread would work just fine)
Onion - 1 no (Medium sized)
Tomatoes - 2 nos (Medium sized)
Cilantro - 2-3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch or two
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Lime juice - from 1/2 lime

Trim the edges and cut bread into small 1 inch squares. Set aside.

Mix yogurt & buttermilk together and set aside.

Heat oil in a wide pan. When hot, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add onions and saute until they are soft & translucent. Now, add tomatoes and stir for 2-3 mins. Then, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, hing, salt and cook the mixture until raw smell of the spices are gone. Take pan off the heat, add yogurt/buttermilk mixture and give it a stir. Taste & adjust salt.

Now, add bread slices into the pan and give it a nice mix so that the yogurt/buttermilk & spice mixture coats each & every bread slice.

Remove pan from heat, add lime juice and give it a gentle mix. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot!

Linking this to the event "Mission Breakfast" @ NivedhanamsCookcookandcookThoushaltcook


  1. looks picture perfect!!! so delicious!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen
    Ongoing Event - Know Your Dairy - Cheese
    Ongoing Event - Dish it out - Lentils & Garlic

  2. I add some carrot, peas and beans as well for some color like other upma. I need extra veggies in everything, hence :(