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Rava Upma

Rava Upma
Rava Upma






  • 1 cup Rava or semolina or Sooji

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tbsp Chana dal(Chickpea)

  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal(split black gram)

  • 1 dried red chilli

  • Few curry leaves

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 green chilli, finely chopped

  • 1-inch ginger, finely chopped

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1/2 tbsp sugar

  • 1/2 tbsp salt

  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter

  • 1/2lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

  • 1/2 Jeera powder( Cumin powder)


  • Firstly, dry roast 1 cup Rava on a low flame for 2-3 minutes. keep aside to cool completely.

  • Now take a pan and heat 2 tbsp of oil and add 1 tbsp of mustard seeds,1/2 tbsp Urad dal, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves. Add Jeera(cumin) for more flavour.

  • Now saute till the mustard seeds splutter. And then add 1/2 onion and then saute well.

  • Also, saute 2 green chilly and 1-inch ginger. Now pour 3 cups water and get to a vigorous boil.

  • Further add 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp ghee. Mix it well.

  • By keeping the flame on low start adding roasted rava slowly, stirring continuously in another hand. This helps to prevent any lumps formation.

  • Mix it continuously till the Rava absorbs water.

  • And then cover and simmer on low flame for 5 minutes or till upma is cooked well.

  • After that add 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp coriander leaves. Mix it well.

  • It is ready, serve Rava upma. Enjoy it!

Health Benefits

  • Rava, which is used to make Upma, is rich in protein, vitamin B and iron and potassium.

  • It helps in weight loss.

  • It is good for heart health.

  • The vitamins present in Rava is good to boost your immunity.

  • It keeps you energetic. It is good for kidneys.

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