Masala Bread Upma

Masala Bread Upma

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Serves: 4



Bread Slices – 8
Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Spring onion – 2 finely chopped (white part)
Spring onion greens – 1 tbsp chopped
Capsicum – 1 finely chopped
Green Peans – 1/4 cup
Green Chilli – 1 slit lengthwise
Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp (optional)
Vinegar – 1 tsp (optional)
Paneer – 1/4 cup Chopped/shredded
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
Water – 1/4 cup
Salt – as needed

To Temper

Oil – 1 tbsp
Bay leaves – 1
Cinnamon Sticks – 1/2 stick
Snauf/Sombu – 1 tsp


  1. Trim the edges of the bread and cut into an inch squares.
  2. Microwave the chopped bread square for 1 min or dry roast the bread cubes until slightly crisp.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick and sombu. Let the snauf splutter.
  4. Now add onion and fry until transparent.
  5. Add tomatoes and fry until mushy. Then, add the capsicum, green peas and stir well.
  6. Add Garam masala, Salt, Tomato Sauce, Vinegar and mix everything well together.
  7. Now add the chopped/shredded paneer to it and mix well.
  8. Add water and bring it to boil and let it thicken up a bit.
  9. Add the cubed bread and give it a quick stir so the masala gets coated well to the bread.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, spring leaves and serve hot.


  1. You can use both brown bread and white bread.
  2. Roasting the bread before adding to the masala ensure the bread doesn’t become too soggy.
  3. Tomato ketchup and vinegar is added to give a sour and tangy flavor to the bread upma. You can very well skip it and it still taste the same.
  4. You can also add shredded carrots at the end.

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