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Kothu Bread Scramble

Easy Bread Upma with Egg

  • Author: Shri Repp
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


White bread croutons are toasted in ghee, tossed with an onion-tomato masala, and blanketed with a layer of egg.


  • 2 Tbs - Ghee or Butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbs - Vegetable Oil
  • 4 slices - Sandwich Bread
  • 1 - Yellow Onion (300g) medium, finely diced
  • 2 - Thai or Serrano Chilis, finely chopped
  • 2 - Roma Tomatoes (160g), finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp - Kosher Salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 - Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbs - Lemon Juice
  • (Optional) Cilantro for garnish


  1. Cut crusts off bread and cut each slice into 12 squares using a serrated knife. You should have a total of 48 squares of bread.
  2. Melt 1 Tbs of ghee in a large skillet. Add half of your bread squares and toast on both sides until golden brown. Remove the bread from the pan and toast the remaining bread squares with another 1 Tbs of ghee. Set bread squares aside.
  3. In the same pan on medium heat, add oil, chopped onions, and chilis. Sauté ingredients for 2-3 minutes until the onion softens and starts turning slightly brown.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and salt and stir to incorporate all the ingredients. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until the tomatoes release their juices and lose their shape. 
  5. Add the bread cubes back into the onion-tomato masala. Pour the beaten eggs directly over the bread cubes and stir until the onion tomato masala and the egg envelop the bread and the egg is completely cooked.
  6. Plate the bread upma, drizzle with lemon juice, top with some chopped cilantro, and enjoy!


  • Although the recipe specifies sandwich bread, you can use any leftover bread that you have lying around for this recipe!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

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