Upma Recipe | How to make upma using rava | Sooji Upma Recipe – Vini’s

What is Upma Recipe?

Upma is a very popular South Indian recipe made using cream of wheat i.e. sooji / rava. The crunch of lentils and freshness of lime and coriander makes upma recipe very delicious. Upma recipe is a healthy and quick recipe. Upma is a great breakfast option. Easy and quick to make and light on the belly!!

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Upma Recipe

Upma is made using semolina and some spices. Very basic ingredients are needed to make upma. To balance all the savory ones, little sugar is added. I have not added any vegetables. You may add carrot, french beans, green peas, coconut or any other veggies of your choice.

How to make Upma

1. Dry roast semolina : Heat a pan. Add 1 cup semolina. Cook on low flame, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes, till semolina is aromatic and light golden.


2. Prepare tempering : Heat 2 tbsp ghee. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds and few curry leaves. Let it crackle. Add 1 tsp chana dal and 1 tsp urad dal Cook for 10-20 seconds. Add 10-12 cashew nuts. Cook for 30 seconds. Add 1 slit and de-seeded green chilli. Cook for 30 seconds.


3. Add ginger paste, onion and cook : Add 1 finely chopped onion and 1 tsp ginger paste. Cook till onions turn pink.


4. Add water and semolina and cook : Add 2 and ½ cups water. Let it simmer. Gradually add roasted semolina. Keep stirring. The flame should be low. Cover it and let it cook till semolina turns soft and the water is absorbed. It will take 3-4 minutes. Once it is done, switch off the flame.


5. Add garnishing : Add juice of 1 lemon and chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything.



6. Bon appétit : Serve hot.


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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