Friday, June 29, 2012

Bread Usli (Bread Upma)

Bread Usli is an easy-to-make tasty snack. I got this recipe from my mother. Bread is always my all time favorite. I can eat it any way and any time of the day. I can eat it plain, roasted or with jam or as upma, sandwich...etc.The list goes on.
Bread Usli is one of my favorite snack as a kid (even now as well:-)). My amma would make this often as a evening snack. I would eat it happily. 

Try making this. Even old bread (lying in your fridge) works well. It is quick and fulfilling. It has little sweetness from onion, crunchiness from the seasoning and the coconut adds a great flavor too.

  • Bread Slices- 9-10 (Slices I used were small)
  • Onion, small sized- 1
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 1-2Tbsp
  • Oil- 1-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies- 2-3
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Split Black gram/ Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- To taste


Cut the bread into bite size pieces.

Chop the onion as well (I used both yellow and red onion).

Now start heating a big kadai and add oil. Once its hot, add mustard seeds. After it starts spluttering, add chopped onions and mix well. Sprinkle some salt and fry for a minute. Then add chopped green chilli, curry leaves, urad dal and grated coconut. Fry it until everything turns golden brown.

When everything turns golden brown, add turmeric powder and fry for few seconds and then add bread pieces and mix well so that it gets a coating of yellow color. Sprinkle little salt on top and then leave it for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Bread Usli is ready!!

Serve it hot. Above measurement serves two people.


  1. Happy birthday, Lakshmi Canteen!! I love this preparation, I recently made it with whole wheat bread and it turned out really well.

  2. its my favorite too!!!
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