Jain Bread Upma

A great way to use up stale bread – make a upma without adding onions.Bread Upma is one of the peppiest ways to have bread. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Jain Bread Upma
Main Ingredients Bread slices, Oil
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Jain Bread Upma

  • 6-8 Bread slices
  • 1-2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1-2 Green chillies chopped
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 1 medium Green capsicum chopped
  • 1-2 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add split black gram and sauté till they turn a light golden.
  2. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add green chillies and curry leaves and sauté.
  3. Add capsicum and sauté well for about two to three minutes.
  4. Cut bread into one inch cubes and set aside
  5. Add tomatoes to the pan and sauté for about two minutes.
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well.
  7. Add half cup water, mix and let it boil.
  8. Add bread cubes, lemon juice and one tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for minute.
  9. Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with remaining coriander and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 719
Carbohydrates 116.3
Protein 20.3
Fat 19.2
Other Fiber Niacin- 2.6mg