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Chandrima Sarkar
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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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. :)

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Semolina/sooji/rava (roasted)- 1 cup
  2. onion (medium sized)- 1 (finely chopped)
  3. Green chilli- 1-2 (finely chopped)
  4. cashew nuts- 2 tbsp
  5. Boiled potato- 1 medium sized (cut into small cubes)
  6. Sugar- 1 tsp (optional)
  7. Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp
  8. salt
  9. for tempering- Chana dal/bengal gram- 2 tbsp
  10. Urad dal- 1 tbsp
  11. Black mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  12. cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  13. 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.

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Aparna Vivek
Aparna Vivek   Oct-08-2018

Made today and it turned out to really yummy

Jasmeet Kaur
Jasmeet Kaur   Sep-05-2017

Loved it..thnx

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