Upma | How to make Upma

By Chandrima Sarkar  |  28th Jul 2015  |  
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  • Upma, How to make Upma
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

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  • Serves

    3

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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

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 (13)

Aparna Vivek7 months ago

Made today and it turned out to really yummy
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Jasmeet Kaur2 years ago

Loved it..thnx
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Kiran Kapoor2 years ago

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rupali verma2 years ago

Water needed was more
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Kanupriya Anand2 years ago

1/4 cup water.....didnt work
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Vaishali Sankhayan2 years ago

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Sonal sons3 years ago

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harshitha k3 years ago

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Dopati Paul3 years ago

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Annie J3 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
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Richa Dwivedi3 years ago

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rosa antony3 years ago

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Satinder Kaur3 years ago

How much sooji is taken for this recipe
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