How to make Upma?

How to make upma?

Learn how to make upma from the recipe that follows and consider this food the next time you want to make a quick breakfast. Yes, rava upma can be prepared fast and with a few, common ingredients.

The main item required to make this cuisine is rava, suji or semolina. With the knowledge of how to make upma prepare this cuisine, which is one of the oldest and tastiest south Indian vegetarian dishes.

Mix the rava upma with a few drops of lemon juice or a teaspoon of ghee to increase the taste of this food.

Fresh yogurt, coconut chutney or a slice of tomato are some of the side-dishes for this well-known south Indian vegetarian dish.

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Servings: 3-4


1. Local rava (medium rava) 1 cup
2. Oil 3 tablespoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Channa dal 1/2 teaspoon
5. Urad dal 1/2 teaspoon
6. Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
7. Turmeric 1/8 teaspoon

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8. Green chilies 2-3 or to taste
9. Onions 2
10. Water 2 cups
11. Curry leaves 8-10
12. Salt to taste
13. Lemon juice to taste
14. Garnishing: coriander leaves and coconut gratings

How to make Upma?

1. Chop the onions and green chillies.

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2. Fry the rava without any oil until the rava becomes light brown or until you smell the aroma. Keep the rava aside.

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3. Heat oil in a thick-bottom kadai / wok.

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4. Add mustard seeds.

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5. Add channa dal, urad dal and cumin seeds when mustard begin to splutter.

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Fry till the dals turn to golden-brown.
6. Add chopped onion, chillies and curry leaves.

Fry till the onion becomes soft.

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7. Add turmeric, water and salt.

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8. Add roasted rava slowly, when the water begins to boil, and stir it continuously.

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9. Keep the flame low. Mix the rava and the seasoning thoroughly.

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Cover the kadai with a plate. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

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10. Remove the plate and see if the water is absorbed fully. If it is absorbed completely, mix again. Cover with a plate.

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If the water is not absorbed fully, cook for few more minutes. Check again.
11. Cook for two more minutes. Switch off the stove.
12. Wait for another 4-5 minutes. Mix the rava upma with lemon juice.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and coconut gratings.

Rava upma is ready.

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TIPS How to make Upma
1. If you want smooth, paste-type rava upma add more water.
2. One of the important points you have to keep in mind in the steps on how to make upma is that you should not mix too many times while the rava upma is cooking. Why? It becomes little sticky.
3. If the water is roll-boiling, add the rava slowly in circular movements. There is no need to stir until the water is absorbed completely.