Upma Recipe | Rava/Sooji Upma | Quick breakfast

"Upma " is one among the most disliked breakfast among youngsters and the same adds for me too..When my mum use to make it i never like it,but things changed now.After marriage i started liking it . Upma will taste good if  eating with coconut chutney and  equally taste good with sugar too .This is quickest recipe to make on busy morning days or when alone.

Preparation time: 5mins
Cooking time: 10mins
Recipe type: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine: South indian
Author: Babitha


  • Rava/sooji- 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Onion-1 big (thinly sliced)
  • Green chilly-2 chopped
  • Ginger- small piece (minced)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard- 1\2 tsp
  • channa dal/kadalai paruppu- 1\2 tsp
  • Cashew nut- few
  • Curry leaves
  • Grated coconut- 2 tbsp(optional)


1.Dry roast  rava in a pan till a nice aroma comes,then keep aside.

2.Heat oil in a wok/pan,pop out mustard,followed by channa dal,cashew nut and curry leaves.when dal turns light brown add chopped onion,green chilly and ginger ,saute for a while.

3.then add water and salt , bring the water to boil.Then add the roasted rava/sooji  with continuous stirring to avoid lumps.

4.Cover and cook in simmer for few minutes.

5.In 3-4 minutes it will be done.open it and add grated coconut(if adding) and serve.


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