Upma Recipe – Semolina Recipe – A South Indian Breakfast

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  • Yield : 1 medium size bowl
  • Servings : 3nos
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Upma Recipe

Rava / Sooji (Semolina) Upma Recipe is one of the favorite breakfast item in south India. Very tasty, very light, very healthy and very simple and easy to cook.

To talk about the health benefits of Rava Upma, note that it provide a rich source of dietary nutrients, including fiber, B vitamins, iron and magnesium which boosts the bodies natural immune system. Moreover Rava is low-fat and low-cholesterol food item which digests slowly which is a good news for people who want to control their weight and blood sugar, especially good for diabetic patients.

Try this easy recipe and N’joy 🙂


  • Semolina(Rava) - 2 cups
  • Onion(medium) - 1 nos chopped
  • Green Chillies - 3 - 4 nos chopped
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch long chopped
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Water - 1 glass per 1 cup Semolina(Rava)


Step 1

First boil water.

Step 2

Meanwhile heat ghee and splutter mustard seeds followed by adding ginger. Fry ginger.

Step 3

Add onions, green chilli and curry leaves to this and sauté till onion become translucent.

Step 4

Then add Rava and fry till Rava is light brown.

Step 5

To fried Rava add boiling water and mix well. Add salt to taste and close the pot with a lid.

Step 6

Reduce fire to low flame and allow the Rava mixture to cook in low flame until all the water is evaporated, Rava is cooked well, soft and thick. Switch of the flame.

Step 7

Stir all together well once more and garnish with 1 spoon of fresh ghee and 4 curry leaves to add nice upma flavoring smell.

Step 8

Serve hot with coconut chutney or only sugar or chana masala or small banana and Papad.

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