Lemon Bread Upma| Potato Bread Upma| Lemon Bread stirfry recipe is a quick fix breakfast or snack recipe. It is an absolutely tasty way to finish off the leftover bread slices. I had shared yesterday another bread upma recipe with veggies. This is another take on the Vegetable Bread Upma  recipe which vanished with in minutes of preparation at our home. So I had tried another variation like lemon rice instantly and that was real yummy and liked by all. Do try my recipe and let me know the outcome; share your views about the taste.

Lemon Bread Upma recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: South Indian

Bread slices(white/brown)-5 slices I used sandwich bread
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Jeera/ Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Peanuts/ Ground nut- 2 tablespoons
Dry red chillies-2(optional)
Curry leaves- 2 strands
Onion, chopped- 1/2
Green chillies- 2
Ginger, finely chopped-1/2 inch
Potato, finely chopped-1
Salt- to taste
Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon- 1 and 1/2 large (or) 2 small

Lemon Bread Upma recipe


  • Chop the onion, green chillies and ginger. Finely chop the potatoes into small pieces or cubes which makes them cook fast. Align the bread over and over the other, cutting them in a cris-cross manner to get small sized bread pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and jeera. Add the peanuts and dry red chillies allow to lightly brown them.
  • Now add the onion, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Cook till the onion turns translucent.
  • Add the finely chopped potato and saute in that oil with some salt; cook in slow flame till the potatoes get cooked.
  • Now add the turmeric powder and cook for fifteen seconds till the raw flavour leaves.

  • Now add the bread pieces and mix well and cook till the bread pieces heated up and becomes soft.
  • Sprinkle little water if required while cooking.
  • Finally squeeze the lemon juice on top of bread and immediately switch off the gas and mix well to combine. 
  • Notes: Sprinkle little water if required if the mixture is about to burn. Do not pour water and cook like normal upma.
  • Donot cook once you add the lemon juice otherwise the whole mixture turns bitter.
Potato Bread Upma recipe

Bread upma with potatoes and lemon