Masala Veggie Bread Crumble: A Quick Lunch Recipe That Is Tasty And Easy
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In most North Indian households, lunch and dinner are elaborate meals that involve subzis, salad, roti, rice and more. Roti is very intrinsic to the culture, made with whole wheat flour generally. Like roti is to Indians, bread to the English. In fact, if you do a quick search, you’ll see that roti is nothing but an Indian flatbread. From the same dough, several stuffed Indian flatbreads called parathas are also made. Did you know that in India, the foreign bread is referred to as double-roti. Since a slice of bread is thicker than roti and baked, it is called so. Now, some of us may think of bread as a breakfast item, to be slathered with either butter or paired with eggs. 

Usually, that’s the case. How about we tell you that you can have bread for lunch too? Seems odd but really isn’t. It is as filling as roti when made in a certain way and can also serve as quick lunch recipe. You can use whatever bread and vegetables you have available at home and toss them together to get your delicious lunch. Still confused? We’re talking about masala veggie bread crumble. The lip-smacking dish is prepared with minimum ingredients and calls for a hassle-free lunch. Since Mondays are usually maddening, with all the work load and rush beginning, you need a quick hack to make lunch so that you can concentrate on work better. 

This recipe works well in case you want to make use of leftover bread too. The leftover bread usually becomes dry overtime and this is a good way to spruce it up. 

Home Chef Sonia Sarpal teaches us how to make this quick and easy masala veggie bread crumble. Here’s the recipe for you to try. 

Masala Veggie Bread Crumble 


  • Leftover bread 8-10(slices)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups mix veggie of your choice
  • 1 tsp salt, red chilly powder , turmeric powder , garam masala & coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts


  1. Start your preparation by taking some leftover bread and crushing it. Moisten it with some water and crumble it into smaller pieces. 
  2. Chop vegetables like carrots, peas, tomatoes, onions, broccoli and bell peppers. Finely chop some green chillies too. 
  3. Heat a pan with oil and throw in some jeera. Add chopped vegetables to the pan like broccoli, carrots, peas, onions and tomatoes. 
  4. You can add green chillies and bell peppers too to spice up the flavour. 
  5. Next, season the vegetables with salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Mix all this together. 
  6. Add in your bread crumbles to this mixture and combine it all together. 
  7. To make it crunchy, roast some peanuts and throw them in too. 
  8. Take it out on a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds.
  9. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and a cup of tea.