Vegetable Upma

One of my close friend told me about this recipe and I loved it. So sharing it with you guys. It’s one of the healthy options to have either in the breakfast or in the main course. I wanted to make it healthy so I added more vegetables. You can add vegetables of your choice as well. You can also add fried potatoes and peanuts which definitely makes it more tasty. I specifically used upma sooji for it as it’s more coarse which makes it better.

Also try: Vermicelli.

Course: Breakfast or Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

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

Servings: 2


  1. Sooji (Rava or Semolina) – 1/2 cup (roasted)
  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 – 1 (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 mustard seeds. Let it splutter
  2. Add onions, capsicum, cabbage and green chillies. Cook till onions are translucent
  3. Add tomatoes and black pepper. Cook till tomatoes are soft
  4. Add water and bring it boil
  5. Add roasted sooji in portions and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Sooji will absorb water
  6. Add green peas and salt. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins or until water is absorbed on low flame
  7. Turn off the flame. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well
  8. Your Vegetable Upma is ready.

8 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you!!! It came out well.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Sandhya says:

    We love Upma for any Meal. Nice presentation.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! We have recently tried it and enjoyed every bit 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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