Upma Recipe (South Indian Rava Upma)
South Indian Upma Recipe (rava upma) – a traditional South Indian breakfast recipe made from semolina. It is usually served with chutney on the side.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
- 1 ½ tablespoons Oil or Ghee
- ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon Urad dal (split, skinless black gram)
- ½ teaspoon Chana dal (Split bengal gram)
- 6 Cashew nuts halved or broken
- 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
- 1 Green chilies chopped finely
- 7-8 Curry leaves
- ½ cup Onion chopped
- Salt to taste
- 2/3 cup Sooji (rava or semolina)
- 1 1/3 cup Water
- 1 ½ teaspoons Lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely
Heat the oil or ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.
Then add urad dal and chana dal, saute for 30 seconds.
Add cashews. fry till dal and cashews are light brown in color.
Then saute in green chili, ginger and curry leaves for a minute.
Add chopped onions along with salt, mix well and cook till onions turn soft and translucent.
Now add rava and roast for 6-7 minutes with stirring continuously.
While you are roasting the rava, warm up the water in microwave or stove top.
Once the rava is roasted, add water with stirring constantly. So there will be no lumps. Sooji will absorb most of the water.
Cover the pan, LOWER the heat and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. If needed, stir once halfway through.
Add lemon juice, sprinkle chopped cilantro leaves
Mix well and turn off the stove
Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9.3g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3.2mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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