Sunday, 10 May 2015


Upma is a traditional south-indian breakfast item. Its nutrious, tasty and very easy to make. 

  • Rava (Semolina / Sooji) 1 cup
  • Musturd Seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves 2 sprigs
  • Dry Red chilli 2 
  • Onion 1 medium size sliced
  • Ginger 1/2 tsp chopped
  • Green chilli 3 chopped
  • Carrot 1 small size (grated or chopped)
  • Water 1 1/2 cup
  • Ghee 1 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp


Heat 1 table spoon ghee in a kadai or pan . Add rava in it. Roast it on low flame until it turns light brown, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Keep stirring continuously. when done transfer to a plate. Now we are getting roasted rava, if using that just warm in ghee no need to roast again.

Heat 2 table spoon oil in a same kadai or pan over medium flame. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add dry red chilli and curry leaves. Add chopped ginger and saute for 1 minute then add sliced onion and green chillies and saute for 2 minutes until onion becomes translucent. Add grated carrot and salt. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes. Add water and bring the mixture to boil, it will take around 2 minutes. Add roasted rave mix well. Stir continuously for 1 - 2 minutes to avoid lumps. Cover it with a lid and cook on low flame until mixture turns thick, it will take around 3 - 4 minutes. stir in between regular intervals. Turn of heat and remove the lid. Let it settle for 10 minutes before serving.

Transfer rava upma to a serving plate and enjoy with hot tea or coffee.

You can add fried cashew nuts and coriander leaves if you want.

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