Rava upma recipe | Upma recipe with rava | Sooji upma

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upma recipe with step by step photos and video recipe. rava upma is one of the staple south Indian breakfast recipe. rava is also known as sooji/ suji. rava upma is commonly had with coconut chutney, pickle, sugar, and mashed banana.

Upma is always a dish that is least preferred by any south Indians but though its quick, healthy and even tasty if cooked proper. Can you believe that there is an Indian chef who won $100000 in Top chef Masters contest in Los Angels just by cooking up Upma with mushrooms.

Hotel style vegetable rava Upma is already posted ages back and I wanted to share this plain rava upma. this is my ammas special recipe. she is been cooking this style upma for more than 8-10 years since when I started loving upma.

rava upma recipe

making this upma does not take much time and is easy, quick and simple especially for breakfast on the busy mornings.

some of the other upma recipes – corn rava upma, vegetable idli upma, aval upma, dry fruits idli upma, spicy idli upma.

rava upma recipe

Rava upma recipe

upma recipe

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup rava
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 3-4 nos cashews
  • 2 no red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • dry roast rava in medium heat until fragrant. 
  • take that in a plate and keep it aside. 
  • heat oil and pop in mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cashews, red chillies, curry leaves, ginger chopped, green chilli chopped, onion. 
  • fry for a minute. add water, salt and mix well. 
  • when the water comes to a boil, add the roasted rava little at a time and stir continuously. 
  • stir until all the water is absorbed. 
  • at this stage, add milk and chopped coriander leaves. mix well. 
  • put the flame low,, close and cook for 1-2 minutes in simmer. 
  • open and mix once. serve hot with chutney. 

Upma recipe with rava

1.roast the rava in medium flame until fragrant. take that in a plate and keep aside. need not brown but roast until fragrant for a couple of minutes.

rava upma recipe

2. heat oil and crackle mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, chopped ginger, chopped green chilli. red chillies, chopped onions, curry leaves and cashews. fry for a minute.

rava upma recipe

3. add 1.5 cups water, salt to taste and mix well. water has to be slightly salty.

rava upma recipe

4. add the roasted rava little at a time and quickly stir the upma. keep stirring so that it does not form lumps.

rava upma recipe

5. stir until all the water is absorbed. finally add milk and chopped coriander leaves. adding milk enhances the taste of upma a lot.

rava upma recipe

6. mix well and put the flame in simmer. close and cook for 1-2 minutes.

rava upma recipe

7. open and mix once.

rava upma recipe

serve hot with coconut chutney/idli podi/ banana slices and sugar.

rava upma recipe
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