Bread Upma - Quick and Easy Snack / Breakfast

This is a very tasty and delicious snack / breakfast that can be make in a few minutes.

This dish is prepared whenever there is  excess bread lying in the refrigerator. This recipe is a great way to use any kind of excess bread or the side slices of bread. I usually make this Upma with the side slices of the bread which is mostly left as they do like it toasted or in sandwiches. Collect these in a zip lock bag and freeze it, when there are about 14 to 16 slices I defrost them and cut them in small cubes. Whenever kids are bored of bread toast and sandwiches make this bread upma for a quick snack, breakfast or  tiffin they will enjoy it.

Sending this post to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, host of the month Sandhya - theme Snacking all the way week 2 day 1.


14 Bread slices - cut into small cubes
1 Large Onion - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
A sprig of Curry leaves
1/2 Cup Roasted Peanuts - crushed
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
¼ Cup Water
Salt to taste
1/4 Cup Oil
Coriander leaves - chopped for garnishing - optional


In a large zip lock bag add the bread cubes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, sugar and peanuts, shake the bag well. Sprinkle water just to make the bread cubes lightly moist and shake the bag well till the spices are coated to the bread cubes.

Heat oil in a large kadai / wok, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add onions and curry leaves, sauté till  onion is tanslucent. Add the bread cubes  and mix well, cover and cook for a 3 -4 minutes. Remove off flame , granish with corainder and crushed peanuts. Serve... enjoy ..

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. looks tasty...adding peanuts will add good crunch...

  2. Thats a quick snack for kids for sure!..

  3. Delicious way to use up bread. Looks yummy!!

  4. That is one yummy way to use the leftover bread.

  5. Nice idea to use bread .Very well made..

  6. Thats an interesting way to finish bread slices, best evening snacks or breakfast.

  7. so many days since I had bread upma.. one of our fav snacks !

  8. This is the best way to use up left over bread.

  9. quick and an easy way to use up a day old bread!!!

  10. I too make this almost in the same way very tempting..

  11. Looks yum . Nice way to use stale bread.

  12. Easy and tasty option for kids! Delicious

  13. Good One! upma is very good for our health, and this recipe looks good and yummy, childrens will like it for sure
    plant based diet for kids