Jan 9, 2012

Vegetable Bread Upma / Bread Upma with Mixed Vegetables – Lunch Box Ideas

I already have a bread upma recipe in my blog..They are quick bread upma which can be made in minutes..This verison is lot more healthier since there is lots of vegetables going in..It is great for kids to put in lunch box..

Try to add lots of vegetables in this if you are making it for kids..If your kid hates any veggies, sneak them in..they are never going to find out..

You can add some tomato ketchup too which gives a nice taste..This make a pretty filling meal, it can be served for breakfast or lunch or any time of the day..

I hope you love it and let me know what you think..


Bread – 15 slices
Onion-1 chopped finely
Tomatoes – 3 chopped finely
Carrot – 1 large grated
Beans – 10 chopped finely
Potatoes – 1 large boiled and mashed
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu -1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi / Thaniya Podi -1 tblspn
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi -1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder -2  tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tblspn
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro for garnishing


First take the bread slices and dip them in water not more than 5 seconds. Squeeze out all the water and just scramble them with your hands.  Set this aside till use.

Chop  all your vegetables. Boil the potatoes and mash them. Set this aside till use.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Add in fennel seeds and mustard seeds.

Throw in the onions and mix well. Let it cook for 3 mins or untill light golden brown.

Add carrots, beans and mix well..Cook them for 5 mins.

Add in tomatoes and mix them till they turn mushy.

Add all turmeric, chilli, coriander, garam masala powder and salt in this. Mix well.

Now add in mashed potatoes and bread and mix well.

Saute them for 5 mins and mix inbetween.

Garnish with cilantro and mix well.Serve hot or put in lunch box for kids..

Take all your ingrediants..
Vegetables are chopped...Potatoes are boiled & mashed
take water in a bowl
dip bread slices in that
squeeze the water and put it in a bowl
heat oil
add mustard and fennel seeds
add onions
and mix well
add in carrots and beans
and mix well
throw in tomatoes
and saute well
cook untill mushy
add in spice powders
throw them in
add salt
and mix in
all mixed well
add in bread and potatoes in
and mix well
garnish with cilantro
and mix well
I had some onions and cucumbers with this
another click
put in lunch box
or enjoy now


Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

This reminds me of stuffing, but it has some delicious differences. Most of the spices you used is not found in traditional stuffing and the addition of the veggies turns it into a more heartier dish. It does look tasty and toasty in your pictures-yum!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and fulfilling pics of bread upma.

Hamaree Rasoi

vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Easy and yummy upmav..never tried upmav with bread..will try one day ..liked ur step by step clicks.

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavourful and yummy bookmarked to try....

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Tat looks so tempting and inviting...

Jayashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow....that's quite a few veggies in that upma, girl. Sounds delish.

Sandhya Hariharan said... Best Blogger Tips

This is definitely healthy.. Why kids?? I would lvoe some more...

Jagruti said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and tasty bread upma...love it..:-)

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

I just made a comment on ur other bread upma post and i mentioned i had made instant bread upma on my blog too but in differnt way. nice to learn a new way to make too

Magon said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks like a spanish recipe called "Migas".
Thanks for visiting me and leaving comments!

Lizzy Do said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never heard of upma before, but it reminds me of stuffing...which we love!

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi, This is a perfect and healthy lunch. I would enjoy this very much. It would also make a great stuffing. Blessings for a beautiful day, your friend, Catherine xo

martinealison said... Best Blogger Tips

Un pain de légumes qui me met en appétit en visionnant l'ensemble de vos photos et en lisant les explications...
Gros bisous

Sook said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks wonderful! :)

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Superbly done and yummy!.Delish luking bread upuma Dear.

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Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

it is a great way to finish off left over bread. I toast mine while making upma

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect lunch box menu..spicy and yummy

sylvia@peaches and donuts said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like the italian panzanella but with loads of yummy spices. I definitely prefer this version!!

Nisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Quick recipes are always welcome :)

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

tasty and a filling meal...delicious.

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

upma looks super delicious and healthy..loved idea of adding vegetables..will try this for sure!!

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow it looks very nice and inviting.The platter looks like the pav bhaji curry dear.

kankana said... Best Blogger Tips

One of our fav go to dish when in no mood to cook!

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious!

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Really tasty upma n sounds interesting dear...

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks delicious - it almost reminds me of a very spicy American "stuffing" like you would put inside a turkey at Thanksgiving...and I LOVE stuffing!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks delicious n healthy...

SpicyTasty said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks wonderful. Mouthwatering clicks.

Sukanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely love this recipe. love the step by step photos.The bread uppuma looks so yummy.

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and healthy upma.....nice recipe

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome .. thanks for sharing and i really like the step to step method .. really interesting and good blog ..

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat a flavourful dish,loving it..

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely, flavorful upma...superb...bookmarked

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Bread upma looks really yummy..

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips

Upma is new to me but it does seem as if it is a gorgeously-spiced, vegetable packed stuffing - something my children would have loved. I remember those lunch box days and the chore of finding healthy options. While it's still hard - it's easier than it used to be - kudos to your recipe!

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

The Upama looks simply gr8.....my fav snack....even I prepare the upama similar method...good one..

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a tasty and exotic recipe! Beautiful colors as well!

Mari @ Mari's Cakes said... Best Blogger Tips

Hola! What a delicious bread recipe. It a tasty version of a bread dressing. My daughter and i will surely love it!

Have a great day :)

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

super tasty bread upma!!

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicioso tiene que estar. Me encanta la cocina de tu país. Proximamente tengo que hacer algún plato, aunque viendo los tuyos no sé si me darás un aprobado. Besos y feliz semana

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy yummy bread upma..

Kala said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very yummyyyyyyyy

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi... First time to your Blog and sounds interesting... I would like to try the Bread Upma today, as it is making to do so..

Thanks for your post.. Good Luck!!

Mobina said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I've been craving bread upma and tried your version. It turned out really well although I would go a little easy on the masala next time. But it was a great wknd breakfast idea.

asma llb Bolwar said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one