• Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves3People


  • 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


  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.
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    Vaishali Sankhayan 3 months ago

    Tried your recipe . Upma came out to be delicious. Thanks for sharing :blush:

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    Vaishali Sankhayan 3 months ago

    One question - should we add groundnuts to it too ?

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    Chandrima Sarkar 8 months ago

    Anie J glad to know that! :)

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    Anie J 8 months ago

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

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    Satinder Kaur a year ago

    thanks chandrima

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    Chandrima Sarkar a year ago

    Hi Satinder! I've updated the recipe...pls check.

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    Satinder Kaur a year ago

    How much sooji is taken for this recipe

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