Bread Upma or Bread Poha is a tasty Indian breakfast recipe made using leftover bread slices. You can add veggies of your choice in this dish to make it healthier. Check out the recipe!
Here are some more recipes, that you can make using Bread – Bread Dahi Vada, Bread Halwa, and Bread Malai Roll.
About This Recipe
Bread Upma is a simple breakfast recipe that is apt to make if you have leftover bread sitting in the fridge.
It is just made like our usual Poha. The difference is that instead of Poha, we will use Bread cubes to make this dish. Bread is cubed and then sautéed along with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, green peas, and basic spices.
Just a 15-minute breakfast recipe, which makes for a great weekday breakfast or you can pack in your Lunch Box too, as it is filling and yummy.
I have only added green peas to make this dish, but you can go ahead and add carrot, sweet corn, mushrooms, green capsicum, or any other vegetable that suits your taste.
You can even skip adding any vegetables and make it just with onions and tomatoes.
This Bread Upma is,
- Easy to make
- A 15-minute affair
- Perfect for weekday breakfast
- Perfect for snacks
- Great way to use leftover bread
- Perfect after school snack for kids
To make this Upma, you just need,
Bread – I have used white milk bread because I think this bread tastes best when made into a Poha. But you can use any bread, Multigrain, Brown, or even Whole Wheat. You can also use your homemade bread to make this Poha.
Vegetables – When it comes to vegetables, I like to keep it simple and thus I have added only onions, tomatoes, green peas, and green chilies.
Other Ingredients – You will also need curry leaves, mustard seeds, peanuts, lemon, coriander leaves, salt, and spices such as turmeric powder.
You can even make Egg version of this, You just have to add the egg in the recipe.
Before adding the bread, break in one egg in the pan and make an egg scramble.
Once it is done, add in the bread and give it a mix.
Step By Step Method
Cut the bread slices into 1 inch squares.
Splash some water or buttermilk over them and toss once. Keep aside.
Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add peanuts and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion, green chillies, peas, tomato and ginger and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Now add turmeric powder and salt to taste and cook for minute.
Add bread cubes, lemon juice and fresh coriander and toss everything well.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
White Milk bread tastes the best in this recipe, as it is very soft as compared to other bread.
You can use any bread such as brown bread, whole wheat bread, or even multigrain bread to make the bread poha.
Yes, It is made differently in every household. I like to keep it simple, but you can always add vegetables such as Carrots, Beans, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Potatoes, Corn, etc to make it more filling and wholesome.
It can be served on its own along with a cup of Adrak Wali Chai or Filter Coffee.
You can also serve Mint Coriander Chutney or Ketchup on the side, it tastes good with this Poha.
I like to top my Bread Poha with some Bikaneri Sev or Aloo Bhujia.
I personally like to make it fresh! But if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container for about a day or two. Reheat properly in a pan or a microwave before serving.
Bread Upma Recipe
- 8 Bread Slices
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 10-12 Curry Leaves
- ¼ cup Peanuts (crushed)
- ½ cup Onion (chopped)
- 2 tsp Green Chillies (chopped)
- ¼ cup Green Peas
- ¼ cup Tomato (chopped)
- 1 tsp Ginger (grated)
- ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (chopped)
- Cut the bread slices into 1 inch squares.
- Splash some water or buttermilk over them and toss once.
- Keep aside.
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
- Add peanuts and fry for a few seconds.
- Add onion, green chilli, peas, tomato and ginger and fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add turmeric powder and salt to taste and cook for minute.
- Add bread cubes, lemon juice and fresh coriander and toss everything well.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Serve hot.