Upma is a delectable South Indian breakfast dish. Rava Upma is made by continuously stirring roasted semolina (Sooji) with spices, veggies, green chillies and curry leaves on a medium flame with hot water. Sprinkle lemon juice on it and enjoy it hot. It makes for a great lunch box option as well. Here is how to make Upma Recipe (Step by Step).

Rava Upma

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Upma is a delectable South Indian breakfast dish. Rava Upma is made by continuously stirring roasted semolina (Sooji) with spices, veggies, green chillies and curry leaves on a medium flame with hot water.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup Fine Rava
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 10-15 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 8-10 Cashew Nuts Halved
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 tsp Green Chilli Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated
  • 1/4 cup carrot Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Peas
  • 2.5 cup Hot water
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan.

  2. Add rava and fry until turns slightly brown.

  3. Remove the roasted rava on a plate and keep aside.

  4. Heat the remaining ghee in the same pan.

  5. Once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and cashew nuts and fry until they turn slightly browned.

  6. Add onion, green chilli and ginger and fry until onion turns pinkish in colour.

  7. Add carrots and peas and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.

  8. Add hot water, salt, sugar and lemon juice and bring it to a boil.

  9. Add the roasted rava and mix well.

  10. Cover the pan and simmer the heat to low.

  11. Cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat until rava absorbed the water and is cooked.

  12. Remove the pan from heat and let the upma rest for 4-5 minutes.

  13. Fluff it with a soon and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Rava Upma
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1515IU30%
Vitamin C 57.7mg70%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.