Upma is a traditional south Indian breakfast dish made from Wheat semolina. There are 3 to 4 verities of Rava available in the market. A finer polished Rava is called  Suji in Hindi and is mostly used to prepare sweets like Suji Halwa, Sheera etc.The Rava i have used is called Bansi Rava in India and it is not a fine Rava and it has got fiber and is healthy.  Broken wheat also is available, which is cooked in milk  to prepare Dhaliya . Upma is usually served with Pickle, Groundnut powder ,Groundnut chutney or Coconut chutney.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – 15 Minutes
Serves – 3 Servings


  1. Upma Rava (Wheat Semolina): 1 Cup
  2. Onion: 2 Medium Sized (Chopped)
  3. Tomato: 1 Medium sized (Chopped)
  4. Carrot: 1 Medium sized (chopped)
  5. Green peas: 1/2 cup
  6. Green Chilies: 4 To 5
  7. Oil: 2 Tablespoon
  8. Curry Leaves: 8 To 10
  9. Fresh Coriander: Few for garnishing (Finely chopped)
  10. Cashew nut: 8 To 10
  11. Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Urad Dal: 1 Tablespoon

Procedure :

  1. Cut Onions, Tomato, Carrot and Green Chilies and keep aside.                                              IMG_1726
  2. Heat oil in a pan add Mustard Seeds,Cumin Seeds,Urad Dal and Cashew nuts and fry till golden brown.
  3. Add Onions,Green Chili ,Carrot pieces and Curry Leaves and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.IMG_1390
  4. Add Tomato and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 Cups of water and salt. Bring to a boil. (If you prefer a moist Upma add half cup more water).IMG_1392
  6. Add Upma Rava gradually and stirring continuously.Bring to a boil.IMG_1404
  7. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the flame and allow to cook for about  10 minutes.IMG_1407
  8. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve Upma along with any Pickle and Groundnut Powder.                        IMG_1775                       


If you Want you can also prepare Upma with broken wheat or Suji. You can add some half cup of water more depending on the preferred consistency.Some people like their Upma a little dry and some people make it  more moist and soft.



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