Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rava Upma / Sooji Upma

Rava Upma is a South Indian breakfast dish made of  Rava/ Sooji. Upma is very easy to prepare. Today I am sharing my mom's upma recipe.


Rava / Sooji / Semolina ~ 1 Cup
Grated carrot ~ 1/2 cup
Chopped Beans ~ 1/4 cup ( Very small pieces )
Chopped Onions ~ 1/2 cup
Ginger ~ 1/2 tbsp
Garlic ~ 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies ~ 2 Nos
Turmeric powder ~ 3 pinch
Hot water ~ 1 cup
Urad Dal (Uzhunnu ) ~ 1 tbsp
Curry leaves ~ 4-5 leaves
Mustard seeds
Dry Red chillies ~ 2 Nos


  • Roast Rava / Sooji in a pan without adding oil in medium flame till it become slightly brown in color. ( Note : If you are buying roasted Rava / Sooji from the grocery shop, then you can skip this step. )
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds crackle add dry red chillies ( 2 Nos ) and curry leaves. Then add Urad Dal and fry till it becomes light brown in color. 
  • And then add chopped onions , chopped ginger , chopped garlic and chopped green chillies . Saute it till onions become soft. Then add chopped vegetables . And fry it for another 5-10 minutes. 
  • Then add 1 cup of hot water along with salt and turmeric powder and bring it to a boil.
  • Then lower the flame and add Rava / Sooji and immediately mix it nicely in order to avoid the formation of lumps. Continue stirring for almost 1 minute or until almost all water is absorbed by the Rava / Sooji. And then remove from the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, fried cashew nuts and fried raisins. ( This step is optional )
I love to have upma with sugar and banana..You can even have it with chutney. 



Jaisy James said...

wow super pic and yummy upma

Santosh Bangar said...

upma is looking delicious
1s time here .wonderful space
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Suja Manoj said...

Yummy upma,love the color and superb clicks.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Perfect upma dear! Now I understand the water ratio and how you got it grainy. Beautifully made.

SpicyWorld said...

super color,,,,looking delicious...

Sarah Naveen said...

nice one..looks so yummy!!! beautiful click too

Vani said...

First time here. Love your photography, Jisha! Nice recipes too.

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