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Bread Poha

4.72 from 7 votes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves 4 PEOPLE

Start your day right with a healthy bread poha recipe. It’s a perfect recipe where cubed bread slices are tossed with the onion-potato mixture and is mildly spiced. A vegan breakfast that is quick and simple enough for busy mornings!

Bread Poha

With very little time on hand, each morning is like running a marathon- packing everyone’s lunch box, sending them to school/office and feeding them a healthy and a well balanced nutritious meal. This is my morning routine, and I bet you all are in the same boat.

To sail through the morning hour smoothly, I have my raw materials ready, and my meal plans chalked out for the next day; starting with breakfast.

Because breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day. It fuels me up and keeps my metabolism going for the rest of the day.

So, today’s I am sharing one of my go-to breakfast recipe that is easy-to-make and has subtle and pleasing flavors.


This is a healthy and straightforward filling breakfast recipe that comes together in 30 minutes and tastes delicious.  The best part is that this recipe can be customized according to your own taste.

Start by cutting the bread into cubes. For a crispy texture, lightly toast the bread and then cut into cubes. Add oil to a pan and saute veggies until tender. Stir in the spices and mix until combined. Add bread cubes and gently toss around with the veggies.

Adjust the seasonings and serve.


Other tested and tried options are –

  • try this recipe with a gluten-free bread.
  • make it more colorful and flavorful by adding seasonal veggies.
  • for a burst of citrus flavor, add a juice of a lemon to the cooked bread poha.

Bread Poha

 Also, try out other breakfast recipes –

Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.

Bread Poha

4.72 from 7 votes
A perfect breakfast - Cubed bread slices tossed with onion-potato mixture what a healthy way to start your day.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Calories: 47 kcal
Servings: 4 PEOPLE


  • 7-8 pieces of Brown bread
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small Tomato, chopped
  • 1 small Boiled and cubed Potatoes
  • 3-4 pieces of Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 small Chopped green Chillies (optional)
  • 1.5 tablespoon Oil
  • 1-2 teaspoon Lemon Juice (to sprinkle on top)



  • Assemble: all the ingredients.
  • Cut bread into squares. If you like you can slightly toast the bread and then chop it. Set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when they start to sputter add chopped onions, potatoes and saute for 1-2 minutes until onions are translucent.
  • Add in frozen peas and saute for a minute. Finally add in chopped tomatoes and mix it well.
  • Stir in all the spices..
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Cover and cook until veggies are tender , 3-4 minutes, if need be sprinkle some water.
  • Once veggies are tender.....
  • Add in chopped bread pieces.
  • Mix and take it off the flame.
  • Serve hot with a cup of hot tea.


Calories: 47kcal | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 30.4mg | Calcium: 6mg
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian

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  1. Shruthi says:

    Thanks for posting a simple and great recipe, like the way how you shape your day from the start. Wished I could manage my day just like you:( Well tried your recipe and it turned out awesome. Thanks once again. Clearly written and so easy to follow guidelines.

  2. Preethi says:

    Perfect breakfast for a busy morning. On the same note its easy to make and taste good. AS you suggested I toasted my bread and they were crispy and savory at the same time. Keeping a watch on your more breakfast collection.

    • RK says:

      Thanks Preethi for sharing your experience with me. Glad you liked the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Aditi says:

        Poha is any form is one of my favorite breakfast dishes – took me some time to get it right but when made well is delicious! Yours looks just right – soft, fluffy and full of flavor. Looking for other poha recipes from you and that to step by step. It’s a great help in cooking.

      • RK says:

        Thanks Aditi!

  3. Dolly says:

    Tried my hands on this one and a great recipe. Ruchi, I trust your blog blindfoldly. I have been using it for 3-4 months and all the recipes gives same results like yours. Looking for some more breakfast recipes. Thanks and appreciate all you and your hubby do for us! God Bless!

    • RK says:

      Thanks Dolly for trying out the recipe. Working on breakfast recipe and will be posting some pretty soon. And once again thanks for such wonderful feedback. God bless you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Manini says:

    This recipe is amazing, something that I would have never thought of. Very original simple and easy recipe. Followed your advice and toasted the bread. Nice crispy bread poha, added potatoes and chilies. liked by everyone.

  5. Charu says:

    Great recipe. Followed the above comment and toasted the bread. Came out really crispy and tasty. Thanks Ruchi.

  6. mansi says:

    im going to make this reciepe today…can we add nutrela chunks instead of potatoes. as my father in law is diabetic

  7. Roopanjali singh says:

    Am not well..and no one’s at home…and am not good at the cooking thing as well..but this recipe seems a saviour…thank you so much…am gonna make it right now..

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for stopping by Roopanjali. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do give this recipe a try and I am sure you will like it. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Payal says:

    Thanks, turned out really well!