How to make 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.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bread slices (ब्रेड स्लाइस), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Jain Bread Upma

Jain Bread Upma Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Jain Bread Upma Recipe

  • Bread slices 6-8

  • Oil 1-2 tablespoons

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Curry leaves 4-5

  • Green capsicum chopped 1 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped 1-2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add split black gram and sauté till they turn a light golden.

Step 2

Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add green chillies and curry leaves and sauté.

Step 3

Add capsicum and sauté well for about two to three minutes.

Step 4

Cut bread into one inch cubes and set aside

Step 5

Add tomatoes to the pan and sauté for about two minutes.

Step 6

Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 7

Add half cup water, mix and let it boil.

Step 8

Add bread cubes, lemon juice and one tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for minute.

Step 9

Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with remaining coriander and serve hot.

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