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Easy Bread Upma – South Indian Breakfast Recipe

Bread-Upma Recipe

Bread stir fry, an easy to make breakfast dish or have as an evening snack…

Bread is always found sitting on our kitchen counter top, and has rescued us countless times when we need to whip up something real quick. This is one such dish that can be made for weekend breakfast or as an evening snack. Bread stir fried along with peppers and some seasonings. Easy to whip up, tastes delicious and filling…

Bread Upma

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Easy Bread Upma
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
  • Bread, toasted and cubed- 6 slices
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- ¾ tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Yellow, Red or Green pepper, chopped small- 1
  • Chili powder- ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/8 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Garam masala- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
  • Tomato ketchup- 3 tbsp
  • Water- 3 tbsp
  • Lime or lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  1. Toast the bread slices till crispy and golden, cut into cubes.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat, add oil. Let oil turn hot.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let them splutter.
  4. Add onion, season with salt and saute for a few minutes.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute till onions turn golden in color.
  6. Add tomatoes, cook till mashed up.
  7. Add chopped green or red pepper, cook till soft.
  8. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Combine well.
  9. Add tomato ketchup, combine well and cook for a minute.
  10. Add water, combine well.
  11. Add the toasted and cubed bread slices, combine well till well incorporated.
  12. Add lime or lemon juce and cilantro, give it a stir.
  13. Serve onto a plate and enjoy while it's warm along with filter coffee or tea.



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