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Chilli Bread (Leftover Bread Upma)

 Published 2011-Mar-01   Updated 2017-Mar-28

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Kotthu Bread, Chilly Bread Upma)

Chilli Bread

Recipe For Making Chilli Bread


  • Bread Pieces - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1/2 (chopped)
  • Green Chillies - 4 (chopped)
  • Ginger - 1/2 " piece (grated)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Salt - as needed

For Tempering

  • Ghee/ Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 8-10
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring


  1. This is a recipe that tastes good even with old bread. Cut the bread into small pieces or shred it in a food processor.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and temper the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, cashew nuts and curry leaves.
  3. Add the onions and saute for a couple of minutes till it sweats out.
  4. Next add the turmeric powder, green chillies and grated ginger.
  5. Add the bread pieces and saute for a minute or two.
  6. At this stage you can break 1 egg and fry it along with the bread mixture for added flavor. You can also add 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder.
  7. Finally add lemon juice as per your taste and a generous amount of finely chopped cilantro.
  8. Toss everything and switch off.Spicy chilli bread is ready to be served.

Chilli Bread

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the worm chilli bread as a light meal or as a snack with some pickle.


  • You can make this upma with store bought stuffing mix.

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Comments (11)

Person   ()
I am a begineer and new to this website. I tried this recipe at home but it tastes like rubbish. Either instructions are not proper or something is wrong/missing in this recipe. I never had such a bad dinner.
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I am so sorry to hear that you din't like the dish. It is so simple. I am surprised at where you went wrong...
Person   ()
you must have added a lot of oil, or a lot of garam masala. These two should be taken with careful measurements. Use pomace olive oil for the preparation or regular vegetable oil. Don't use the mustard oil. If vegetable oil is used, be careful of its sticky consistency, olive oil is really good with breads. Salt is also a very decisive ingredient for the taste. I have performed this dish and my mom used to cook it and it really goes well.
Mohsin, I think you did wrong with the oil and dal.
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Thank you.
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Thank You.
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This is most usual site to make some testy meal I ever had...................
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Thank you so much.
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Thank You.

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 Published by on and last updated on 2017-03-28.