Bread upma is a popular breakfast dish which can be done in 15-20 mins. This simple and delicious upma is made with bread, onion, tomato and spices. It goes well with onion raita or a cup of coffee or tea.


          4 Whole Wheat bread
          1/2 Cup of Chopped Onion
          3-4 Tbsp of Tomato Puree
          Few Curry Leaves
          1 Tsp of Ginger Onion Garlic Paste
          2 Green Chillies
          1/2 Tsp of Garam Masala
          1 Clove
          1 Cinnamon Stick
          1 Bay Leaf
          1/4 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
          1/2 Tsp of Chilly Powder
          1/2 Tsp of Fennel Seeds / Sombhu
          1-2 Tsp of Ghee
          2 Tsp of Oil
          Few Cilantro and green onion for Garnishing


Ghee Toasted Bread
  • Cut the whole wheat bread into a small slices. Keep this aside.
  • Heat a pan with ghee, roast the bread until they get crisp and golden brown. Turn off the stove.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add clove, cinnamon, bay leaf, curry leaves, fennel seeds, fry until it turns color and aromatic.
  • Add onion, green chillies. Fry until it changes color.
  • Take pan away from the stove, add turmeric powder, chilly powder. Fry for a min.
  • Keep pan back to the stove, add ginger onion garlic paste, fry for 1-2 mins until raw smell vanishes.
  • Add Tomato puree, little water and garam masala, fry for 1-2 mins until oil separates.
  • Add bread pieces to the tomato sauce and saute well so that the bread absorbs all the sauce.
  • Garnish it with cilantro and chopped green onions.
  • Hot bread upma is ready to serve.


  • Serve hot with onion raita.
  • Adjust red chilly powder according to your taste
  • Add any vegetables of your choice.
  • You can also add lemon juice, for extra tanginess.

  Health Benefits of Whole Wheat Bread

  • Wheat bread are rich in dietary fiber.
  • Controls blood sugar level.
  • Provides longing lasting fullness to the stomach.
  • Lowers the blood cholesterol.



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