How To make Upma | Upma Recipe

How To make Upma 

Upma Recipe


Full recipe for Upma

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 4


• Rava (semolina) 1 cup
• Ghee 1tbsp + oil 1 tsp
• Mustard seeds 1 tsp
• Chana dal 1 tsp
• Urad dal 1 tsp
• Green chilies 1-2 nos. (chopped)
• Ginger 1 inch (chopped)
• Cashew nuts 2 tbsp (broken)
• Curry leaves 12-15 nos. 
• Onion 1 medium size (chopped)
• Water 3.25 cups
• Sugar 1 tsp
• Salt to taste
• Lemon juice 1 tsp
• Fresh coriander leaves 1 tbsp


• Set a pan on medium heat and add rava, dry roast the rava until the color changes slightly and the aroma releases.
• Set a wok on medium heat, add ghee and oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal and sauté for few seconds.
• Add green chilies, ginger, cashew nuts, curry leaves and onions, sauté until onion are translucent.
• Add water, sugar and salt, mix well and bring to a simmer, cover it with a lid to fasten the process of boiling.
• Add the roasted rava slowly and gradually while stirring continuously, mix well to ensure there are no lumps. Keep stirring continuously on medium flame until the water is absorbed completely.
• Add ghee, mix well and cook until rava leaves the sides of the pan, switch off the flame and cover it for 3-4 minutes.
• Finish it by adding lemon juice and freshly chopped coriander leaves, mix well and serve hot, it tastes even better with coconut chutney.