Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rava Upma

Well I am blogging after a long time. Summer vacations are keeping me busy :-)

Here I am with a simple and inviting breakfast recipe, Rava Upma. I have met people who completely hate this as well as people who are a fan of this. I belong to the second category. I always love to have this upma with some vegetables atleast onions and tomatoes. I also don't prefer to have any side dishes though chutney is a good combination with rava upma. And H loves to have this with just sugar. As such breakfast would be ready in 15 minutes.

Rava - 125 grams (1 cup)
water - 2 and 1/4 cups
Onion - 75 grams (1 big)
Vegetables (carrots/beans/peas) - 75 grams
Green chillies - 10 grams (3 nos)
Salt - to taste

To temper:
Oil - 10 grams (2 tbsp)
mustard - 3 grams ( 1 tsp)
channa dal - 3 grams ( 1 tsp)
urad dal - 3 grams ( 1 tsp)
curry leaves - few


  • Heat a kadai/pan and dry roast rava in medium flame until a roasted smell of rava wafts. Don’t let it change colour, so keep the flame to medium always and keep roasting. The rava will become non sticky and free flowing if roasted correctly. Set aside. I generally store roasted rava so that it is easier to make upmas.
  • Mean while, slit green chillies, slice onion length wise and chop the vegetables.
  • In the same kadai, add oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Add green chillies, onion and fry till transparent without changing its colour. 
  • Add the chopped vegetables and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add water and salt, bring it to boil. Check for salt. 
  • Add the roasted rava in a srinkled way as well as stirring side by side. Take care as to lumps are not formed.
  • Will splutter a lot so be careful with it. Mix well, it will soon become thick absorbing water
  • Cook covered bringing the flame to low. After 5-6 minutes the upma should be done. Mix in between if needed.

Rava Upma is ready!!! Relish this with a hot cup of Tea or coffee.


  1. Add little ginger (grated) and cumin seeds while tempering and it will give a super flavour. You could also add a tomato which will give a sweet-sour flavour. U shud fry the tomato too with the onion.

    1. Ginger and cumin taken into account.... But H distastes tomatoes in Upma... So I avoid it... eventhough I love the same...:-)