Breakfast-Bread Upma


  • One big onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • A few peanuts
  • 2 tsp oil and 2 tsps butter
  • ½ loaf of white/ wholemeal bread, each slice cut into small pieces (cut by hand)
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Cilantro for garnishing


  1. Heat a pan, add the oil and butter.
  2. Add the mustard, cumin seeds and peanuts.
  3. When tempering starts to splutter, add onions and cook till soft.
  4. Add a little sugar to help onions caramelize fast.
  5. After that, add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Sprinkle water and salt over the cut bread pieces and mix gently.
  7. Add the bread to the onions and tomatoes.
  8. Add the garam masala and turmeric powder and mix properly.
  9. Keep it on sim for 5 – 10 minutes and let it mix and cook completely.
  10. Garnish with  chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot.