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Upma recipe | how to make upma | rava upma recipe

Upma is a classic south Indian breakfast, which is made from semolina (suji rava) with authentic south Indian tempering and vegetables. It is a quick, simple, and classic south Indian breakfast dish that you can make without any preparations. You can add a variety of vegetables as per your choice to make it more nutritious for your breakfast time. It is served with chutney

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Upma recipe | how to make upma | rava upma recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup sooji rava - semolina
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 5-6 cashews
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp green peas
  • 3 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Some coriander leaves


  • Add 1 tsp ghee to a pan, and roast sooji on medium heat until fragrant, around 10 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Remove sooji from the pan and transfer it to the plate.
  • In the same pan, add 2 tbsp ghee. Now add peanuts and cashew, and roast till it is slightly golden brown. Keep it aside.
  • Now in a pan, add mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal. Roast dal till it slightly golden brown.
  • Then add ginger paste, chopped green chilli and curry leaves. sauté for a minute.
  • Add chopped onion and cook till onion become transparent.
  • Then add green peas and sauté them until the raw smell of peas goes away.
  • Now add 3 cup water, salt and sugar. Mix well and let the water come to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, start adding the roasted sooji little at a time. Add all the sooji in a similar way.
  • Add roasted peanuts and cashew. Mix well.
  • Then cover the pan with a lid and set the heat to low. Let it remain like that for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add 1 tsp ghee. mix well.
  • Switch off the gas, and add lemon juice and coriander leaves. mix well.
  • Serve upma with coconut chutney.


  • Use coarse rava(sooji) for upma.
  • Roasting rava with ghee gives a nice flavor to upma.
  • roast rava/suji properly till it is fragrant, sooji shouldn’t turn brown.
  • The water and rava ratio should be 3:1.
  • Cover and cook upma for 5 minutes helps to absorb all water from it.
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