Monday, October 25, 2010


Upma is one of the south -Indian famous breakfast. It is very easy to cook , Very healthy and nutritious if we add all the vegetables in it. good combination along with allam pachadi.


  • Rava / Sooji (Semolina)  - 1 cup
  • Ginger chopped  - 1 inch (chopped)
  • Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies – 3 ( cut round wise)
  • Potato  -1 chopped into small cubes 
  • Carrot – 1 chopped(optional)
  • Green Peas frozen or fresh  - ¼ cup
  • Mustard Seeds /Avalu – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa Dal – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few corianders leave (optional)
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice to taste


  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel with little ghee in it and roast the rava in a medium –low flame and continuously stir it with a spatula till light brown colour and remove from flame and set aside.
  • Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, channa dal, and urad dal and curry leaves to it and let them crackle and splutter up.
  • Add onion, ginger and green chillies and sauté for 2-3 minutes / till onions becomes transparent; now add all the vegetables, and salt to taste, and let them cook till tender soft by covering it with a lid.
  • Now add 3 cups of water and cover the pan and allow it simmer on low heat until the vegetables are done.
  • Add the roasted   rava to it stirring constantly till it becomes little thick and without forming any lumps. Cook for 2- 3 mins and turn off the heat.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and add it to the upma (if desired).
  • Serve hot garnished with cashews and coriander leaves.

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