Vegetable Upma

One of my friend had shared this recipe with me, so here I am sharing it with you guys. Vegetable Upma is a healthy option for breakfast and one can also relish it in lunch or dinner. To prepare it you’ll need sooji (semolina), vegetables of your choice and a few very spices.

Variation: You can also add fried potatoes and roasted peanuts to it.

Tip: I specifically used upma sooji for it, as it’s more coarse which makes it even better.

Also try: Vermicelli.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking –  20 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Roasted Sooji (Rava or Semolina) – 1/2 cup
  2. Onion – 1 medium (sliced)
  3. Capsicum – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  4. Tomato – 1 large (finely chopped)
  5. Cabbage – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  6. Green Peas – 1/4 cup (boiled)
  7. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
  8. Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  9. Ground Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  10. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  11. Water – 2 cups (or as required)
  12. Oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 2 tbsp
  13. Coriander Leaves to garnish
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Vegetable Upma:

  1. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Add black mustard seeds. Let it splutter
  2. Add onions, capsicum, cabbage and green chillies. Cook till onions are translucent
  3. Add tomatoes and ground black pepper. Cook till tomatoes are soft
  4. Add water and bring it boil. Add roasted sooji in portions and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Sooji will absorb the water
  5. Add green peas and salt. Cover and cook on low flame for 2-3 mins or until water is absorbed
  6. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice & coriander leaves, mix well. Your Vegetable Upma is ready.


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