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masala upma

Anjali sahu
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT masala upma RECIPE

The breakfast menu of upma and cups of steaming hot filter coffee is a common favourite in most South Indian homes.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 large cup - Semolina/Rava
  2. 3 cloves
  3. 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  4. 3 Elaichi/Green Cardamon
  5. 1tsp mustard seeds
  6. 6-7 Curry leaves
  7. 1/2 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  8. 1tsp - coriander powder
  9. 1 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  10. 2 sprigs of coriander leaves
  11. 2 Green chillies - finely chopped
  12. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  13. 1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
  14. 1 medium sized tomato - finely chopped
  15. 2 french beans - chopped
  16. salt to taste
  17. 4tbsp - Green peas
  18. 1 smal carrot - diced
  19. 3 tbsp oil for cooking


  1. In a kadai, dry roast the Semolina on medium flame for 3-4 mins, you will notice that the Semolina flakes will start to separate and seem a little rougher. Thats when you should consider it done and set aside in a flat plate to cool.
  2. In the same Kadai, heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, Elaichi, clove, cinnamon, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and Onion. Saute for 3-4 mins.
  3. Next add the coriander leaves and stir. Cook till you get a nice fragrant smell of the whole spices.
  4. Once the onions are cooked, add in the tomatoes.Add in the chopped carrots, beans and peas next. Cook on a medium flame for 2-3 mins.
  5. Once the raw smell of the veggies are all gone, add in the spice powders.Add 1/4 cup of water to avoid the spices from burning and cook till the veggies are half done.
  6. Add 3 cups of water for every 1 cup of Semolina that you would use for making the upma. Add salt as per taste, check for spice levels and bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Add in the roasted Semolina and stir in immediately, this is to avoid any lumps in the mixture. Remember this needs to be done together without any delay.
  8. Lower the heat, give it one final stir and cook the mixture on simmer for 6-10 minutes with a closed lid.Your Upma is ready to be served - Hot Hot Hot and yummy !!

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BetterButter Editorial   Jul-24-2018

Hi Anjali, Your recipe is currently hidden from public view. Kindly mention each steps and ingredients to prepare this recipe in separate lines. To edit the recipe, please go to the recipe image and click on the 'pen icon' on the right top side and edit the recipe. Thanks!

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