Rava Upma

Rava Upma


  • Roasted semolina (sooji / rava) : 1 cup,
  • Onion (chopped finely) : 1 medium sized,
  • Green chilly chopped : 1 or 2,
  • Bengal gram (split and skinned) : 1 tbsp
  • Ginger (chopped finely) : ½ inch
  • Cumin seeds : ½ tsp,
  • Curry leaves : 2 sprigs
  • Cashew nuts : 10 nos
  • Mustard seeds :1 tsp
  • Oil / Ghee : 2 tbsp,
  • Water : 1 cup
  • Salt as required


In a pan, heat ghee or oil.

Add mustard seeds and when they starts crackling, add the cumin along with urad & chana dal.

Fry till they become a little brown.

Add cashews & onions.

Fry till the onions become transparent.

Add the green chilly, curry leaves and ginger and fry them for a minute.

Add water to this mixture and let it come to a boil.

Add salt and when the water becomes boiling, lower the flame and add semolina to it*.

You can add more water if the mixture looks dry.

Lower the flame and simmer the upma for 2-3 minutes.

Remember to keep stirring at each step so that the upma does not stick to the pan.

Garnish with vegetables / coriander/cilantro leaves.

Serve hot.Enjoy!!!

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