Upma | How to make Upma

By Chandrima Sarkar  |  28th Jul 2015  |  
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About Upma Recipe

Upma’ is a very popular South Indian style breakfast dish. I’m sharing my version here, the way I love to cook Upma for my family. Nevertheless to say it’s a very healthy breakfast option. :)

Upma, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Upma is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Chandrima Sarkar. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Upma is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Upma recipe by Chandrima Sarkar. Upma can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Upma just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Upma can serve 3 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Upma.


Ingredients to make Upma

  • semolina/sooji/rava (roasted)- 1 cup
  • onion (medium sized)- 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli- 1-2 (finely chopped)
  • cashew nuts- 2 tbsp
  • Boiled potato- 1 medium sized (cut into small cubes)
  • sugar- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp
  • salt
  • for tempering- chana dal/bengal gram- 2 tbsp
  • urad dal- 1 tbsp
  • Black mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves- 2 sprigs

How to make Upma

  1. In a frying pan dry fry the cashew nuts for one or two minutes on medium flame until very light brown in color. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil, add all the ingredients mentioned ‘for tempering’. Now add chopped onion, stir fry on medium flame until light brown. Add sooji, cubed potatoes, salt and green chilies. Mix well, add 1/4 cup water, mix briefly. Cook on low flame, stir in between. After few minutes sprinkle some more water.
  3. Add cashew nuts and sugar. Mix and cook until sooji becomes soft. At the end of the cooking you will get a soft and moist mixture, now your Upma is ready. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.

My Tip:

You can pair this with some coconut chutney or any pickle of your choice.

Reviews for Upma (12)

Jasmeet Kaur7 months ago

Loved it..thnx

Kiran Kapoor7 months ago


rupali verma9 months ago

Water needed was more

Kanupriya Ananda year ago

1/4 cup water.....didnt work

Vaishali Sankhayana year ago


Sonal sonsa year ago


harshitha k2 years ago


Dopati Paul2 years ago


Anie J2 years ago

Hi Chandrima...tried ur upma recipe today and it turned out well...for d first time my daughter finished d upma....thank u

Richa Dwivedi2 years ago


rosa antony2 years ago


Satinder Kaur2 years ago

How much sooji is taken for this recipe

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