Upma is one of the easiest and quick-fix breakfast. It is a tradional South Indian dish. It is prepared with roasted sooji (rava or semolina) along with a few spices. I tried to keep this recipe as simple as possible. I have shared a separate recipe for vegetable upma, that is a must try too.
Course: Breakfast or Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 20 mins
- Sooji (Rava or Semolina) – 1/2 cup (roasted)
- Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
- Green Chilli – 1-2 (finely chopped)
- Ginger – 1/2 inch (grated or finely chopped)
- Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Urad Dal (skinned and split black gram) – 1/2 tsp
- Chana Dal (skinned and split bengal gram) – 1/2 tsp
- Curry Leaves – 6-7
- Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
- Water – 1.5 cup
- Ghee (Clarified Butter) or Oil – 2 tbsp
- Salt to taste.
PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.
How to make Upma:
- Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Add black mustard seeds. Let it splutter
- Add cumin seeds, chana dal and urad dal. Saute till dal is a little brown
- Add onions, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute till onions are light brown
- Add water and bring it boil
- Turn the flame to low and add roasted sooji in portions. Keep stirring so that no lumps are formed
- Add salt and mix. Sooji will absorb the water
- Now cover and cook for 2-3 mins, water will be completely absorbed at this stage
- Turn off the flame. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well
- Your Upma is ready. Serve hot.