Spicy Bread Masala Recipe

By Swasthi on August 4, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Spicy Bread Masala Recipe – A simple, quick and yummy snack made with bread and onion tomato masala. This is made similar to the South Indian Bread upma but with a different tempering. Bread upma is made with a typical South Indian tempering that uses curry leaves, chana dal and urad dal.

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This spicy bread masala is different in flavor since ground spices are used here.

This makes for a good evening snack during the monsoons. I made this sometime ago to use up the surplus bread.

I have used regular bread slices. You can also use pav buns, french baguette or kind of bread.

I have used pav bhaji masala and garam masala to spice up the dish. However you can use any one of them. We love this with some chaat masala, chopped onions and coriander leaves sprinkled over it.

How to Make Spicy Masala Bread (Stepwise Photos)

1. Heat a pan with oil. Add some jeera.

2. When they begin to sizzle, add in the chopped chilies and onions.

3. Fry until the onions turn golden. Then add ginger garlic paste.

4. Saute until the raw smell goes off.

5. Add tomatoes.

6. Next add salt, chili powder, pav bhaji masala and garam masala.

7. Cook until the masala leaves the pan.

8. Pour 3 tbsp of water and cook further until the water evaporates.

9. Add kasuri methi and saute for 2 mins.

10. At this stage make sure there is no water and the mixture is thick.

11. Transfer the bread. Turn off the stove.

12. Gently mix and avoid over mixing as the bread gets mushy. Sprinkle coriander leaves. I did not have coriander leaves so I used parsley.

Serve masala bread immediately with some chaat masala and onions sprinkled over.

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Spicy Bread Masala Recipe

Spicy masala bread made in onion tomato masala. It can be served for breakfast or evening snack.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 8 slices Bread cubed – 4½ cups
  • 2 tbsp oil or butter
  • ¾ tsp cumin or jeera
  • 1 medium onion – ½ cup chopped
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste or chopped garlic
  • 2 medium tomatoes – ¾ cup chopped
  • salt as needed
  • ¾ tsp pav bhaji masala – substitute with ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ to ¾ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp water to cook masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) optional
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves or cilantro chopped

Garnishing – optional

  • chaat masala as needed
  • 3 tbsp onions very finely chopped



  • Cube the bread and set aside.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes finely. Set aside some for garnish.

How to Make Spicy Bread Masala

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin.
  • When it begins to sizzle, then throw in the onions and fry until golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes off.
  • Next put in the chopped tomatoes, salt, pav bhaji masala, garam masala and chilli powder.
  • Saute until the masala leaves the pan.
  • Pour 3 tbsp of water and cook the masala again until the water evaporates.
  • Crush the kasuri methi and sprinkle into the onion tomato masala.
  • Fry for 2 minutes. Check the salt and spice. There should be no water left in the pan at this stage.
  • Add the bread cubes and gently stir.
  • Turn off the heat and sprinkle coriander leaves.

Serving masala bread

  • Remove the bread to serving bowls.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala and finely chopped onions over the bread.
  • Serve bread masala immediately.


If using sour tomatoes, then skip using chaat masala.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.


NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Bread Masala Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 841mg37%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
I tried the recipe. It was delicious and spicy 😋 thank you for the recipe…

5 stars
Very well presented in detail. Makes cooking a pleasure.

5 stars
Your resipi is too good n

I wonder if slightly frying the bread pieces priorly would prevent it from becoming mushy.

Tried this recipe today, turned out great. Thanks so much

can the onions be replaced with some veggies

5 stars
I really enjoyed making it. It’s easy and simple, perfect for me as I’m just starting to learn how to Cook

5 stars
Very good recipe. I tried it and it’s very good.

4 stars
I tried it. Hot and spicy good snack. Thanks

5 stars
Very nice and tasty. I made it with multigrain bread. Just awesome!