Bread pancakes or bread Uttapam are a very yummy option for breakfast. It is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. These Bread Pancakes always remind me of Sundays when I was a kid. This was a very popular breakfast in our house.
I am talking about the time when Doordarshan (national T.V.) used to telecast Mahabharata at 9 o clock in the morning on Sundays.
It was a very popular T.V. show at that time. There used to be complete silence on streets and markets. Everybody used to be at home watching T.V.
But my mom had a problem. We would get up at 8:30 or 9:00 as it was Sunday and then demand breakfast.
Our kitchen was quite far from the T.V. room and she would miss the whole show by the time breakfast was over. So one day she thought of a plan. Yes, she did!!
She would start making these bread pancakes around 8:00 and the whole house would smell so good that we all got ready and silently ate our breakfast like good kids before 9 o’clock.
And she watched the show happily ever after. 😉
This recipe is so perfect I have not changed anything in it. These look like Suji uttapam/ pancakes but are quite different in taste. You can add vegetables according to your preference to change the taste a little. It is also a very good option for a kid’s lunch box. My kids simply love it.
How to make Savory Bread Pancakes
To make Savory Bread Pancakes
Remove corners of the bread slices. Crush the bread slices roughly and soak them in 1/4-1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes.
Now add all the other ingredients to the soaked bread except milk and oil. Mix well.
Make a thick batter using milk. Start by adding a little milk at a time and add only enough to make a thick batter.
The batter will be sticky but do not dilute it otherwise it will be too soft to retain shape.
Heat a non-stick pan or griddle and grease it lightly with oil. Spread batter on the pan and give it a round shape with the help of a spoon.
Spread a little oil around pancake to keep it from sticking to the pan. Cook it on slow flame till the base is golden brown. Turn it over and cook the other side, in the same way, using a little oil.
Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.
savory Bread Pancakes
- 10 bread slices
- ½-1 cup milk as required
- 2 onions grated or chopped very fine
- 1 capsicum diced
- 2 tomatoes chopped, remove seeds
- 1 tbsp green chilies chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger grated
- 2 tbsp cilantro/ coriander leaves
- 1 potato medium size peeled and grated
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp red chili powder
- ½ tsp garam masala
- oil for shallow frying
- Remove corners of the bread slices.
- Crush the bread slices roughly and soak them in 1/4-1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes.
- Now add all the other ingredients to the soaked bread except milk and oil. Mix well.
- Make a thick batter using milk. Start by adding a little milk at a time and add only enough to make a thick batter.
- The batter will be sticky but do not dilute it otherwise it will be too soft to retain shape.
Cook Bread Pancakes
- Heat a non-stick pan or griddle and grease it lightly with oil.
- Spread batter on the pan and give it a round shape with the help of a spoon.
- Spread a little oil around pancake to keep it from sticking to the pan.
- Cook it on slow flame till the base is golden brown.
- Turn it over and cook the other side, in the same way, using a little oil.
- Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.
We are always worried about packing kid’s school lunches. Savory bread pancake or Bread Uttapam is a very good choice for Tiffin.
Check my post School Lunch Box Ideas for more ideas.
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Awesome recipes. My son totally loved it
So glad to hear that Mandy
Nidhi…..the recipe content is amazing but the procedure is bit confusing …if you see the comments everyone faced similar problems…my batter was very soggy and it was difficult to flip and was difficult to retain the shape. So are we suppose to soak bread in milk and increase the consistency if required with vegetables.my pancakes tasted fine but were shapeless and soggy
Hello. Yes, I know one or two followers also had the same problem. But everyone else tried And these came out good for them.
You must have made the batter thin. It should be thick. You can keep a spoonful in the middle and then spread it on tawa with the help of a spatula. Also, cook one side completely before flipping it over. If your batter turns thin add a little more bread and then make pancakes.
My query is before u put bread on pan, how the bread and mixture are getting merged.
Do you dip the bread in the batter and then put that on pan.
or you just put the soaked bread on pan and then apply batter on top of that bread?
hello Srihitha. The batter is made of soaked bread only. you add all the veggies and spices to soaked bread and mix well. then add little milk to make a thick batter. hope that clarifies it
please reply back ASAP
Nice receipe .. will definitely try it tomorrow. Thanks
Thanks, Rajni. Do let me know how it turns out.
Is the potato used raw or boiled?
Potatoes used are raw Mel.
The recipe is amazingand I loved it. Just a concern adding salt in milk is usually not advisable. What you have to say in this respect.
Else loved it a lot.
Really very nice idea. One question I want ask is can we replace bread with Roti.
Will it work?
Hello, Bhavana. No, I don’t think roti can be used in place of bread. I have never tried it if you do, let me know how it came out.
Hi Nidhi, I tried ur vegetable pancakes by adding one egg and I din’t have problem in spreading it, and added protein in different from. My 4 yr old liked it so much. Thanks a ton for ur efforts.
Thanks, Shiksha 🙂
cn v use curd, instead of milk in the recipie?
No Pooja. we need to use milk for this recipe. if you do not want to use milk then use water or buttermilk.
Hi nidhi your dish is simply superb i and my friends were staying in hostel. we were enjoyed tq
Thanks Santhiyaraja 🙂
I made it bt it sticks ….what i do?
I used oil for dis bt no happy……
The mixture should be thick and the pan hot and well oiled. If mixture is runny it becomes difficult to spread. Next time try making a small pancake with thick mixture.
This might take a little practice. hope it turns out fine for you next time.
I have been making baked potatoes following different recipes since long but was never satisfied but OMG finally I have got the perfect recipe. Thanks to u 🙂
So glad to hear that Aiman. please share your reviews when you try this recipe 🙂
I tried this recipe today to send for my son’s lunch box…the pancakes turned out great ! He luved it…thanks so much.
Encouraged by the success, have tried the mocha nutella cake…it is in the freezer…hoping it too turns out good…thanks
So glad to hear that Malini 🙂
Thanks for the recipe. My only concern is will this spoil till lunch time if i make them in the morning by 6.30 am. As it has milk content in it. Please suggest.
It keeps fresh for 5-6 hours. I have sent them in kids tiffin without any problem.
Potato should be bolted for bread pancake
no sarika. I do not boil potato for this recipe.
Hi i tried making these pancakes,they taste really good,the only thing is that m not able to spread it on griddle,i dont know what i m doing wrong,thats why its taking too much time to make them.should it be like dosa batter,coz mine was not ,so it was not coming out even and round.
HI Anita. these are a little tricky to spread.
These are not like dosa batter. Batter is thick that is why these are not easy to spread. you can try by putting one big spoon in the center of griddle and then spreading it slowly with the help of a karchi.
Just tried your bread pancakes. I had ended up adding a little bit more milk than needed which made it difficult to flip… Still they turned out great. I don’t like cooking and have never tried making anything special but your recipes seemed so tempting and I loved using them. Thanks. would try out more dishes too.
so glad to hear that Munita. these need a little practice and after making them 2-3 times they become really easy to manage.
I tried two recipes and both tasted super delicious..my complete family loved them..yesterday I prepared spicy vegetable toast and today bread pan cakes both were very yummy..my husband and kids loved them..
Glad to hear that ruchi 🙂
Hi nidhi,Today i tried this bread pancake for my son for his tiffin box. He just loved them, he has ask me to do same for tommorrow.,
thanks a lot
Glad to hear that Sunita. These are my kids favorite too 🙂
Simply superb recipe.I tried it today and it was a major success at home.Became a bit soft to flip over…..so I sprinkled some rava and it became more manageable! Thanks nidhi , for a superb breakfast idea!!!
Thanks Preeti. Sprinkling rava is a great idea. 🙂
So healthy and yummy looking pancakes:)
Thanks Rumana. It is also very easy to make. 🙂
Thanks Praveen. 🙂
I am a newbie in the cooking regime! This sounds like a pretty awesome dish, considering I am a student, I love the perky and no-time-consuming ideas!
Also, the eggless mayonnaise recipe is so surprisingly great! Thank you thank you thank you! 😀
You have to give it a try Apoorva. I am sure you will love it. 🙂
Interesting breakfast with boring bread 🙂
Thanks. What an apt description for this dish. 🙂
What a creative idea for beakfast!!! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for visiting Afra. The best thing is we can add as many veggies as we like in this recipe.
I made this bread pancake today morning with brown bread. I dont know why but the batter separated itself from milk and when placed on non stick pan, it didnt retain its shape. So i had to make an upma out of it. However this upma alsa tasted nice and my hubby loved the idea. Thanks and please advise on how to make a nice batter
Hi Fakeha , start by adding minimum milk just enough to soak the slices. Then add milk gradually to make the batter. Pan should also be greased properly and hot. I have not tried these with brown bread. Try using white bread for this recipe.
Hi Nidhi i tried your bread cup Pizza and turned out very tasty , even my 2 n half year old who is a picky eater liked it too!!! But my base became little soggy dont know why , but still i loved it and will make it again.thanx
Glad to hear that Anubha. when next time you make it use butter only on one side. may be that should help. Thanks for the feedback 🙂
I just saw your website through a friend on Facebook and instantaneously loved it!! I am always in a fix what to make for breakfast ,which should be easy and different. And here i discovered your blog and bingo!!! I saw 2 -3 recipes and liked all of them( which is rare) and is going to make all of them in coming weekend. Thanx for these recipes and keep up the good work. I will be ur regular visitor!!!
Thanks Anubha for your kind words. you are most welcome here and i would love to hear if you try some recipes how they turned out.
Hi nidhi. Thanks a lot for your receipe. I always keep on searching new recepies for my daughter tiffine. My daughter liked this very much.
So glad to hear that Jyotsna 🙂
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Here bread is soaked for 10 min.
After that the batter should be poured in the soaked bread.How u r mixing batter and bread before putting on pan.
Please let me know.I want to try it tomorrow for my kid.
Hello Srihitha. I think there is some confusion. I am not adding batter in soaked bread.
bread is soaked for 10 minutes and then rest of the ingredients are added to it. and then milk is added to make the batter. please check the recipe again and if there is still some confusion then let me know 🙂