Oct 13, 2008

Bread Upma

Thanx to chatting with a friend, I was reminded about this breakfast item which I hadn't made in a long long time. Apart from remembering the recipe, a great tip that I got from her was the addition of egg to it. I really liked this tip and made this Bread upma with the addition of egg. So, thanx to her.


Bread Slices, torn into small pieces - 12
Onion, chopped - 1 big
Green chillies, chopped - 3 (or according to your spice level)
Tomato, chopped - 1 medium
Cumin/Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5 (I did not use these)
Turmeric powder - a pinch (optional)
Egg - 2 (optional)
Cilantro - optional
Salt - to taste


- Heat little oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, when they start cracking, add the cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.

- Add the onions and fry till they turn soft and transparent and then add the tomotoes and fry till soft.

- Add in the turmeric, salt and eggs and beat till they scramble evenly. Now add the bread pieces, add the cilantro and mix everything well. Switch off heat and keep covered.

- Serve hot.

Note : If you don't eat eggs, just omit the eggs and follow the rest of the procedure.

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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Maya...
This is a quick fix dish. I make it quite often. Look so good. Nice picture...

anudivya said...

Thanks for your comments Maya... And I so love Bread Upma.
I used to add scrambled eggs too, but somehow lost the taste for it, but I do make the regular king every now and then.

Purnima said...

Maya, this is variation of paava usli, loved the addition of egg. Wd surely try it out..sure is a keeper recipe!

Priya said...

Wow fantastic dish..love this sort of quick n yummy dishes..loved the click..

Happy cook said...

I love this kind of umpa, but hubby and daugher don't like this.

Alka said...

Never heard an upma with eggs....looks lovely ,i m sure it must have tasted gr8!

Priyanka said...

This is one of my hostel favorites...although i make it without the eggs.

Bhawana said...

This is good Maya, and it tastes very good. A gud tea time snack for me :).

Sangeeth said...

I do this often but without eggs...egg sure is worth a try with this recipe....good one

Usha said...

Looks yum...normally I make the bread upma without eggs :-)

Meera said...

adding an egg is totally new to me. We used to call this - without eggs one - breada usli!!:-D

Anonymous said...

THis is fabulous!
aiee used to make this regularly with the "paav" we get in mumbai! the bestest!

We have tried it here, but the sliced bread is just not the same!

Should try it with the whole wheat rolls we get here.

Creative, to add the eggs - unfortunately I am allergic.

This is Grandma Lilly said...

Hi Maya,
If you omit tomatoes, you can just sprinkle butter milk on the bread pieces after you stir the bread in the seasoning.