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Nov 30, 2011

Bread Upma / Spiced - Up Bread – Lunch Box Ideas

One of my viewer named Sankari requested this recipe and this one is for her...

In our house we always end up with few slices of bread often. And I always wonder what to do with those, hence this recipe. This recipe is great for leftover breads and it makes a complete meal.

This one if best for putting in lunchbox for kids and they will surely love it..It takes only minutes to cook..I actually made this in 15 mins..This is that quick..I hope you love it and let me know what you think..Off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures.


Bread – 6 slices
Onion-2 sliced thinly
Tomato-2 chopped finely
Green Chilli-1 sliced lengthwise
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn + for toasting bread
Salt to taste


Toast your bread slices in a tawa till well browned. Remove it and cut into small pieces.

Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard and cumin seeds.Let it splatter.

Add in onions and green chillies and fry for 2 min.

Now add in tomatoes and mix well.Add in chilli powder,garam masala powder and salt. Add some water and cook this covered for 5 mins untill the tomatoes turn mushy.

Now add in bread pieces and mix well.

Cook it for 5 mins and serve immediately or put it in lunch box for kids.

Take all your ingrediants
Prepare your veggies
First toast your bread

on both sides

remove and let it cool a bit

cut into slices

and chop it up
crackle mustard and cumin seeds in oil

add onions

and green chilli

add coriander and chilli powder

add a touch of garam masala powder

mix well

add in tomatoes

and a splash of water

cover and simmer
masala done

add in toasted bread slices

toss it up


put it in lunch box and take it


  1. Oh I am loving it here...finding all these new recipes for me to try! This is a nice change from sandwiches for lunch!

  2. a very interesting dish to take advantage of extra bread .... greetings!!

  3. bread upma looks so spicy and a gr8 lunch box recipe

  4. Bread upma makes me hungry,my fav anytime.

  5. definitely an awesome tasty lunch box dish!!..

    thanks a ton for dropping in and sharing your thoguht.. it really means a lot to me and thanks a ton for following :).. i too now am a follower of urs :) :)

  6. Hi like your step by step approach with pics.

  7. Un almuerzo ideal ,riquísimo,luce absolutamente exquisito y lindo color,abrazos grandes hugs,hugs.

  8. fav breakfast, simple and yummy !!

  9. Love the recipe,looks so delicious..will try this

  10. Good way to use left over bread...looks delicious

  11. I too prepare bread upma but wihtout toasting. I like the idea of toasting here and going to implementit.

  12. Looks superb and colorful. This is one of my very first dishes when I started cooking. Makes me feel nostalgic.

  13. I thought the bread is a meat... this looks great...

  14. Bread upma looks delicious!! Good way to use left over bread...

  15. My fav anytime..looks flavourful and yummy

  16. This was one of my favorite lunch box items as a school girl..enjoy it even now.

    Herbs & Flowers: Spring Onions

  17. Easily said and done Upuma luks colourful and delish.Luv it

  18. SUperb Upma.
    Do participate in the Desserts with Coconuts event and giveaway on my blog.

  19. wow.such a varity one with bread.goes well as break fast..i`l try it.aarthi

  20. what do u know and i had made instant bread upma on my blog too but in differnt way. nice to learn a new way to make too

  21. Have been planning to make bread upuma(for the first time) sometime this week, will try this recipe :)

  22. Heyy
    Bread will get soggy if im taking it for picnic? ?

  23. Big thanks to Aarathi...jus loving all your dishes the once I tried. Kudos


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