Friday, August 15, 2014


Upma is common south indian breakfast recipe. Upma is prepared with semolina (rawa) and there are  many ways it is prepared. This recipe is very healthy because it has lots of vegetable. This is also a quick recipe for breakfast and kids tiffin.

Preparation time - 5 min
Cooking time - 10 min
Serve - 2 to 3


  • Rawa (semolina ) - 1 cup
  • Chana dal (chickpea flour ) - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Roasted peanuts - 1 tbsp 
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Carrot finely chopped - 1/3 cup
  • Beans finely chopped - 1/3 cup
  • Onion finely chopped - 1 medium size 
  • Green chilli chopped - as per taste 
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cup 

  • Fry the rawa in kadai (without oil) for a minute in medium flame. Take it out in separate bowl.
  • Heat oil in the kadai add mustard seeds or cumin seeds.
  • Now add onion and fry till it turns golden brown,  then add curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and  fry them for half minute (until they turn golden brown)

  • Now add carrot and beans, green chilli, little water. Cover kadai with a lid and cook for a min. When vegetables are cooked (they would become soft). 

  • Add rawa and mix it well. Add water and salt while continuously stirring it to prevent lumps formation. Now add peanuts in it.

  • Cook for a minute and stir continuously. When upma is cooked it would not stick to kadai. 
  • Take out and serve hot.

The healthy rawa upma is ready serve. Can we served by itself or with coconut chutney.