Indian Breakfast Recipes With Bread: Delicious Bread Upma, Bread Pakora And Egg Bread Toast Recipe


Delicious Indian breakfast recipes with bread slices. Learn how to prepare bread upma, bread pakora and egg bread toast in simple steps.

Written By Lifestyle Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

Breakfast, as we all know, is the most important meal of the day. Regardless of how busy your schedule is, you need to fuel your body before you step out to conquer the world. Eating a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day and also gives you the energy needed to kick-start your morning with a positive attitude. 

But, we understand that mornings can be difficult. There’s a whole lot of things to do in very little time. Hence, we bring to you three easy Indian breakfast recipes with bread that are not only yummy and filling, but can also be made in within 15 minutes. 

1. Bread Pakoda 

Also known as Bread Pakora, this is one of the most popular Indian breakfast recipes with bread made in various parts of the country, especially Mumbai. This breakfast item is a huge hit among both kids and adults as it is tastes great and is easy to make. 

Ingredients required:

•    6 slices of bread
•    Oil for deep or shallow frying. 

Ingredients for stuffing:

•    1 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes 
•    Handful of boiled and mashed green peas (optional)
•    1 tbsp oil 
•    1 sprig curry leaves 
•    ½ tsp mustard or rai 
•    3 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
•    Pinch of asafoetida or hing
•    ½ tsp garam masala
•    2 green chillies chopped 
•    ½ tsp ginger paste 
•    2 pinches turmeric powder 
•    Salt as required 

Ingredients for pakoda batter:

•    ¾ cup gram flour or besan 
•    2 to 3 tbsps of rice flour 
•    ½ tsp red chilli powder 
•    Pinch of turmeric powder 
•    ½ to ¾ carom seeds or ajwain 
•    Water as needed 
•    Salt as needed 


First, we will begin by making stuffing for bread pakoda. Once you have boiled the mashed potatoes and peas, mix them well and set aside. Then, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. Let them crackle. Then saute ginger, green chillies and curry leaves until you can smell the aroma. Switch off the stove and then begin adding dry powder like chilli, garam masala and turmeric. Follow this by adding mashed potatoes, peas and salt. Mix well until all of them blend together and then let it cool. 

 Second step is to arrange all the bread slices on a board or a plate and start adding the potato mix on each slice. Then, cover each slice with another and slowly cut them in triangles. Once this is done, heat oil in a pan. While the oil heats, prepare the batter. In another bowl, mix besan, ajwain, chilli powder, salt, rice flour and turmeric. Then, add water to this mix until the batter is not too thick or too thin. Now dip the bread in this batter and gently drop it in the hot oil. Once it starts turning golden brown on both the sides, take it out and serve with ketchup or green chutney.   

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2. Bread Upma 

Now, this again, is one of the most popular Indian recipes with bread slices that can be made in just 10 minutes. It is a South Indian style food item that is delicious and healthy too. 


•    2 to 3 slices of bread (white or brown)
•    1 tbsp oil 
•    ½ tsp urad dal
•    ½ tsp mustard
•    1 sprig curry leaves
•    ¾ tsp ginger paste 
•    1 green chilli, slit or chopped
•    8 to 10 cashew nuts or peanuts 
•    ¼ cup onions, finely chopped
•    ½ cup tomatoes chopped finely
•    2 pinches of turmeric 
•    ½ tsp chili powder 
•    ½ tsp sugar (optional)
•    3 to 4 tbsp water
•    Salt as required
•    2 tbsp coriander leaves
•    Lemon juice (optional)


Heat a pan and toast the bread until its crisp on both the sides and then let it cool. Cut them in small pieces and set aside. Pour oil in the same pan and fry cashew nuts or peanuts until golden brown and then set them aside with bread. Follow this by adding mustard seeds and urdal dal to the same pan and frying them until they turn golden too.  Next, add chillies and curry leaves and saute them together. Now, sprinkle hing, add onions and saute again. Once they turn golden brown, add ginger paste. Next, add tomatoes, salt and turmeric, and saute until tomatoes turn soft. Then, add chili powder and sugar. Mix all the ingredients together for a few minutes and then add water. Once the mixture turns thick, taste it and see if you need to add anything more. Now add bread cubes and the nuts to this mixture along with coriander leaves. Mix well, so that all the spices coat the bread perfectly. 

Serve bread upma hot with a few drop of lemon juice, if desired. 

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3. Egg bread toast  

This is one of the simplest Indian breakfast recipes with bread that people around the word make in many ways. The best part about this recipe is that it can be made within 10 minutes and is packed with nutrients.


•    2 slices of bread (preferably brown)
•    1 or 2 eggs
•    1 or 2 small onions chopped finely
•    1 small tomato chopped
•    A pinch of turmeric
•    1 tbsp coriander leaves 
•    2 tbsp oil or butter
•    Red chili powder (optional)


Mix chopped onions, tomato, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, chili powder and turmeric in a bowl. Break an egg and beat everything together and set it aside. Now heat a pan and add oil or butter and spread it well. Next, dip the bread in the batter and place it on the pan. Cook until it’s done on both the sides and serve. 

So, there you go. These are some of the most popular and easy Indian breakfast recipes that you must try in order to start your mornings with a punch. 


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