Rava upma recipe | Suji upma | How to make upma

Upma recipe is the most popular south indian breakfast recipe which is made with roasted rava, flavoured with ghee, dry fruits, urad dal, chana dal, fresh herbs and some indian spices. This famous suji upma recipe is also known as rava upma. To cook this rava upma recipe at home follow the below step-by-step instructions on how to make upma. upma recipe , rava upma recipe , suji upma , how to make upma

Though you can make a lot of variations in upma recipe by including different ingredients which you will find below.

But I stick to the traditional upma recipe which not only tastes delicious but is also very easy to cook at home.

If you are very hungry and want to cook a quick but delicious homemade breakfast recipe then this rava upma recipe is your life-saver dish.

 

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What is upma

Upma recipe is the most popular south indian breakfast recipe which is generally made with sooji or rava with some aromatic indian spices and herbs.
 
It is also popular with different names, for example, rava upma , suji upma or sooji upma etc because in this dish sooji is the main ingredient.
 

What is rava upma

Rava upma is a traditional south indian breakfast dish, where rava is a type of granulated wheat which means suji or sooji in hindi and semolina in english.

This sooji upma is made first by roasting rava in ghee for sometime later it is flavoured by ghee, roasted cashews, raisins, urad dal, chana dal, onion, ginger, sugar, a few fragrant indian spices and some freshly chopped coriander leaves.

 

Side dish for suji upma

You can serve hot this suji upma as a breakfast dish. While serving garnish with some grated coconut, sev or bhujia, and squeeze some lemon juice on it. You can also serve it with your favourite Coconut Chutney, lemon pickle.

 

How to store rava upma

You can safely store rava upma in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 to 2 days.

Whenever you want to eat this delicious suji upma, sprinkle some water and reheat the upma in a pan or microwave.

 

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Tips to make rava upma recipe

 

  • Non-sticky upma : For the best non-sticky upma recipe you have to choose a fine variety rava then roast rava in ghee on a low flame until you see the rava granules become slightly brownish and it starts to separate each other along with a nice toasted aroma.

 

  • Oil or ghee : To prepare rava upma recipe you can use either good quality ghee from any popular brand or any neutral flavour oil like sunflower oil, peanut oil etc

 

  • Rava upma water ratio : The most important factor in upma recipe is the rave upma water ratio which is 3: 1, which means for 3 cups of water I add 1 cup of fine rava.You can scale up the recipe by following this ratio.

 

  • Lumps free upma : While cooking suji upma recipe make sure to mix the roasted rava into the boiling water in batches then mix it evenly with the water otherwise your upma will not soft and becomes lumpy.

 

Variation of upma recipe

Apart from the traditional upma recipe there are various ways you can prepare upma at home. Just add various ingredients depending upon your likes for example tomato upma recipe, vegetable upma or even ragi rava upma. Below i show you some variations you can try.

 

  • Vegetable upma : To prepare vegetable upma you can add vegetables in two ways first one is add the veggies including finely chopped carrots, capsicum ,reddish, french beans, green peas, first saute for sometimes then cover and cook.Second one is to steam the vegetables separately and add them before mixing rava with the water.

 

  • Ragi rava upma : To cook ragi rava upma first roast ragi and rava separately just like mentioned in this recipe. Depending on the amount of ragi and rava add water, when water comes to a rolling boil, add the rava and ragi and immediately mix with the rest of water.

 

  • Tomato upma : For tomato upma you can add tomatoes when onions become translucent. After that saute the tomatoes until the soft and raw smell of the tomatoes completely goes away. Then follow the rest of the recipe as mentioned above.

 

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How to make upma

Here, the complete recipe of upma is classified into three simple categories first one is preparation for rava upma recipe,

second one is tempering spices for suji upma recipe and last one is to make rava upma

so, let’s make it now.

 

 

Preparation for rava upma recipe

 
1. At first for cooking rava upma recipe in a pan melt 3 tablespoons desi ghee on low flame.
 
melt ghee in a frying pan
 
 
2.  Next add 1 cup of rava or 200 grams suji to the pan.
 
add rava or suji in pan
 
 
3. Now stir often and roast the rava in lower flame for 5 min.
 
stir often and roast rava in low flame
 
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4. At this stage rava or sooji grains become fragrant, dry and separate from each other.
 
suji grains become separated from each other
 
 
5. Switch off the gas and immediately transfer the roasted rava to a separate plate.
 
transfer roasted rava on a plate

 

Tempering spices for suji upma

 

1. At first, for tempering spices for suji upma recipe in a pan melt 3 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter on low flame.

melt ghee or clarified butter in a pan

 

2. Next add 1 teaspoon mustard seed, and 1 teaspoon cumin seed.

add mustard seed, cumin seed in the pan

 

3. After that saute them on low flame till you hear the crackling sound of mustard seed.

saute cumin seed and mustard seed till crackle

 

4. Now add 1 teaspoon chana dal and 1 teaspoon urad dal.

add chana dal and urad dal

 

5. Stir the chana dal and urad dal till they become brown a little bit.

saute chana dal and urad dal till a little brown

 

6. Then add 10 to 12 cashew nuts and 2 tablespoons peanut, and saute them in medium flame till they become slightly golden brown.

add cashew nuts, pea nuts in a pan

 

7. Next add a pinch of hing.

 

add pinch of hing

 

8. Also add 8 to 10 fresh curry leaves and saute for some time til they become crispy.

add fresh curry leaves and saute till crispy

 

9. Now add 1 medium size chopped onion, and saute them in medium to low flame till they become translucent.

add fresh chopped onions, saute them till translucent

 

10. Then add 4 chopped green chili and 1/2 tablespoon chopped ginger, and cook them further sometime.

saute chopped green chili and ginger

 

11. Now for the vegetable upma recipe add 1 medium size chopped carrots, 1 medium size chopped reddish, and 4 tablespoons chopped french beans.

for vegetable upma add carrots , reddish , french beans

 

12. Cover and cook the veggies for sometime till they are slightly tender.

cover and cook veggies till they are cooked

 

13. Next add 3 tablespoons of green peas and saute them further for 2 min on medium flame.

saute the green peas for sometime

 

14. Finally add 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix properly.

sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves

 

 

How to make rava upma

 

1. Now to make rava upma recipe pour 500 ml of water into the pan.

pour water to boil veggies

 

2. After that add 1 teaspoon black pepper powder and 1 teaspoon salt, adjust the salt quantities if required add more.

sprinkle black pepper powder , salt

 

3. Also add 2 teaspoons of sugar to balance the taste of the spices.

add sugar to balance the taste of upma

 

4. Next bring the water to a rolling boil on medium-high flame.

rolling boil water in medium high flame

 

5. When water becomes rolling boil make the flame low and add the roasted rava in intervals, immediately stir and mix the rava with the boiling water, this technique helps you to get lump-free rava upma.

pour roasted rava in intervals and quickly mix with water

 

6. At this stage you will see all the rava grain absorbs water and it gets cooked well and our suji upma recipe is complete.

rava grains absorbes all of water and cooked well

 

 

Upma recipe card

Here is a quick overview of all the upma ingredients including quick step by step preparation of rava upma recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

 
Yield: 4

Rava upma recipe ( How to make upma )

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Upma recipe is a popular south indian breakfast dish which is made with suji , nuts , spices and curry leaves. To make these tasty suji upma or rava upma recipe for your breakfast must follow the below step-by-step instructions.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Upma ingredients

  • 1 cup or 200 grams of suji or rava
  • 6 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 10 to 12 cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons peanut
  • pinch of hing
  • 8 to 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 4 chopped green chili
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 medium size chopped carrots
  • 1 medium size chopped redish
  • 4 tablespoons chopped french beans
  • 3 tablespoons of green peas
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon of sugar

Instructions

Preparation for suji upma

  1. At first, for preparing suji upma in a pan melt desi ghee on low flame.
  2. After that add rava or suji to the pan, stir often and roast the rava in lower flame for sometime.
  3. When sooji grains become fragrant, dry and separate from each other, Switch off the gas and immediately transfer the roasted rava in a separate plate

Tempering for rava upma

  1. Now , tempering spices for rava upma in a pan melt ghee or clarified butter on low flame.
  2. Next add mustard seed, cumin seed, saute them in low flame till you hear crackling sound of mustard seed.
  3. Now add chana dal, urad dal and stir the dal till they become brown a little bit.
  4. Then add cashew nuts, peanuts saute them in medium flame till they become slightly golden brown.
  5. Next add pinch of hing, 8 to 10 fresh curry leaves and saute for sometime til they become crispy.
  6. Now add chopped onions , and saute them in medium to low flame till they become translucent.
  7. Then add chopped green chili, chopped ginger, cook them further sometime.
  8. Now for cooking vegetable upma add chopped carrots, chopped reddish, chopped french beans, green peas .
  9. Cover and cook the veggies for sometime till they are slightly tender.
  10. Finally add freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix properly.

How to make upma

  1. Now to cook upma recipe pour water into a pan.
  2. After that add black pepper powder, salt, sugar to balance the taste of the spices.
  3. When water starts to rolling boil in medium high flame.
  4. Make the flame low and add the roasted rava in intervals, immediately stir and mix the rava with the boiling water, this methods help lump free rava upma.
  5. At this stage you will see all the rava grain absorbs water and it gets cooked well and our rava upma recipe is complete.

Notes

Upma Recipe Note

  1. If you want you can add peanuts. Make sure you first fry or roast the peanuts separately and then add them as a topping or garnish on the suji ka upma.
  2. Though i don't like tomatoes in my upma recipe but if you want you can add tomatoes when the onions become soft after that cook them until the tomatoes become soft. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 400Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 300mgCarbohydrates 75gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 20g

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