Monday, 24 July 2017

Ragi semiya upma

For the final week in this month's Blogging Marathon I have chosen for book marked recipes. I was kind of waiting for this theme. I have lot many recipes bookmarked but somehow never find time or opportunity to make these. So this week I purposefully selected recipes from my bookmarked list which are not usual recipes. 

I am starting this week with a millet based upma. Oflate I find this ragi semiya available in stores. Once I bought this packet but didn't find time and the right recipe to make this. Finally threw the semiya packet - this was some 2 years back. Later I found the recipe in Rak's kitchen and bookmarked it. I added vegetables in addition to the bookmarked recipe. Do try this out. Its easy to make and very healthy too.


Ragi semiya (Anil) - 2 cups
Onion - 1
*Mixed cut vegetables - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 2
Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 3/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - few

* I used cauliflower, carrot, beans, peas as cut vegetables.


  • Soak the ragi in a liter of water just for 3 minutes. Drain water completely.
  • In a steamer (Idli pot), steam for 4-5 minutes.  Once done, fluff to separate the cooked ragi semiya. 
  • Cook the cut vegetables in microwave for about 5-6 minutes.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and temper with the items given under 'To temper' table. Follow by sliced onion, slit green chilli and fry till onion turn transparent.
  • Add the cooked vegetables and salt. Mix well
  • Add half the cooked ragi semiya and mix well. Cook for another 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


  • Do not soak the ragi semiya for more than 3 minutes or else the semiya will dissolve in water.
  • Ragi semiya will not take much salt or oil so add carefully.


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  1. Including ragi in your everyday meal is so healthy, that's a healthy version of upma..

  2. Ragi upma must be really healthy , must try this .

  3. neat healthy option, bookmarking this one now

  4. Good way of adding ragi to diet

  5. Great inclusion of millets in day to day cooking. Very nice.

  6. Bangalore is selling a lot of different millet products... waiting to get there to use them. A healthy dish.

  7. Lovely upma with a healthy millet... I have bought raagi semiya once and made it into payasam...

  8. Ragi upma is a healthy and lovely dish to try soon.

  9. This is such a quick and easy tiffin, right? Healthy too.