Vegetable upma is a traditional breakfast in south India, it is really a quick dish to prepare with many vegetables. It is made from sooji or rava or semolina also known as cream of wheat in English. Upma is served with green coconut chutney in south India but it taste great even without it.Vegetable upma is a traditional breakfast in south India, it is really a quick dish to prepare with many vegetables. It is made from sooji or rava or semolina also known as cream of wheat in English. Upma is served with green coconut chutney in south India but it taste great even without it.

Grains are very important part of healthy diet. They provide much-needed energy to the body with all the essential nutrients. Parathas, upma, idli, dosa, dhokla are made from wholewheat, rava, rice, which are healthy grains and provides vital nutrients to our body. Rujuta Diwekar Mumbai based dietician always advocate of such a healthy breakfast prepared with these grains. I do follow her fundamentals most of the time.

Semolina is a coarsely ground grain made from wheat and considerably used in making pasta, bread and many more. Like wheat grains semolina also contains gluten, it is digested slowly which makes you feel full for a longer time. It is a good source of Vit E and Vit B and minerals like phosphorus magnesium which are good for immunity and health.

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If you try this recipe then we would love to see your creation. Do share a photo with us on code2cook2017@gmail.com or tag me at Instagram @code2cook using hashtag #code2cook.Vegetable upma is a traditional breakfast in south India, it is really a quick dish to prepare with many vegetables. It is made from sooji or rava or semolina also known as cream of wheat in English. Upma is served with green coconut chutney in south India but it taste great even without it.

Making upma takes around 15-20 minutes to get ready. First lightly dry roast rava, tempered with curry leaves, mustard seeds and chopped vegetables like carrot, cabbage, peas, tomato, capsicum. Finally, add required water and cook on medium flame. Rava absorbs all the added water in a few minutes and this tasty vegetable upma is ready for breakfast or anytime during the day with hot tea or coffee. No doubt this makes a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Nowadays roasted rava is available in the market which reduces cooking time. Upma was one of our breakfast items during our stay in Bangalore. At weekends when I don’t get what to make for breakfast, my husband always wants this upma to make. Really in Saturday or Sunday morning how comforting is that, isn’t. So let see how to cook this delicious breakfast vegetable upma or rava upma.Vegetable upma is a traditional breakfast in south India, it is really a quick dish to prepare with many vegetables. It is made from sooji or rava or semolina also known as cream of wheat in English. Upma is served with green coconut chutney in south India but it taste great even without it.

Vegetable Upma | Sooji Upma | Rava Upma

Ingredient                                                                                           2 Serving

1/2 Cup rava (semolina or sooji)
1 Medium sized onion chopped finely
1 Medium tomato chopped finely
1-2 Green chilies depend on taste
2 Sprigs of curry leaves
3 Tblsp grated carrot
3 Tblsp peas
1 Tsp ginger paste or freshly grated ginger
3 Tblsp capsicum chopped
1 Tsp soaked chana dal
1 Tsp soaked urad dal
2 Tblsp cashews
1 Tsp mustard seeds
1 fistful peanut already roasted
Salt as per taste
1 Tsp lemon juice
ghee or clarified butter for cooking
Green coriander chopped finely

Method

  1. First of all, in a heavy bottom pan dry roast the rava till the raw smell disappears. Keep this aside until masala is ready. Nowadays we get roasted rava in the market.
  2. Now heat ghee in the pan and add mustard seeds.
  3. Once they start spluttering add curry leaves, soaked chana dal & soaked urad dal. Cook it until dal becomes golden in color.
  4. Add chopped onion, ginger paste, cashews, green chilies and fry till onion changes its color too.
  5. After 4-5 min add all vegetables and adjust salt as per taste. Mix well and stir for 2-3 mins.
  6. Add chopped tomato now, this will help to cook veggies faster. It will take another 2-3 min till tomato becomes mushy.
  7. Finally, add rava to the mixture. Mix well and add 1.5 cups of water. Once the water starts boiling cover the pan with the lid and cook this on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Adjust salt as per the taste. Rava absorbs all the water in just a few minutes. Stir it otherwise it starts sticking on the bottom of the pan.
  9. Switch off the flame after 2-3 minutes, and mix roasted peanut. Adding at this moment peanut remains crunchy while you serve.
  10. Garnish with chopped green coriander and serve hot with coconut chutney or simply enjoy this vegetable upma.

Note

  1. Cabbage is also one of veggie which tastes great in upma. You can add it if it suits your taste buds.
  2. It is recommended to make upma in ghee, it tastes heavenly with ghee. Moreover, the authentic tastes come only with it. You can always replace it with oil.
  3. Adjust chili as per your tastes. using green chili is preferred.

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Vegetable upma is a traditional breakfast in south India, it is really a quick dish to prepare with many vegetables. It is made from sooji or rava or semolina also known as cream of wheat in English. Upma is served with green coconut chutney in south India but it taste great even without it.
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Vegetable Upma Recipe | Sooji Upma | Rava Upma

Vegetable upma is a traditional breakfast in south India, it is really a quick dish to prepare with many vegetables. It is made from sooji or rava or semolina also known as cream of wheat in English. Upma is served with green coconut chutney in south India but it taste great even without it.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword rava upma, semolina upma, sooji upma, upma recipe, vegetable upma
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 Serving
Author Bhawana Singh

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup rava (semolina or sooji)
  • 1 Medium sized onion chopped finely
  • 1 Medium tomato chopped finely
  • 1-2 Green chilies depends on taste
  • 2 Sprigs of curry leaves
  • 3 Tblsp grated carrot
  • 3 Tblsp peas
  • 1 Tsp ginger paste or freshly grated ginger
  • 3 Tblsp capsicum chopped
  • 1 Tsp soaked chana dal
  • 1 Tsp soaked urad dal
  • 2 Tblsp cashews
  • 1 Tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 fistful peanut already roasted
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • ghee or clarified butter for cooking
  • Green coriander chopped finely

Instructions

  1. First of all, in a heavy bottom pan dry roast the rava till the raw smell disappears. Keep this aside until masala is ready. Nowadays we get roasted rava in the market.

  2. Now heat ghee in the pan and add mustard seeds.

  3. Once they start spluttering add curry leaves, soaked chana dal & soaked urad dal. Cook it until dal becomes golden in color.

  4. Add chopped onion, ginger paste, cashews, green chilies and fry till onion changes its color too.

  5. After 4-5 min add all vegetables and adjust salt as per taste. Mix well and stir for 2-3 mins.

  6. Add chopped tomato now, this will help to cook veggies faster. It will take another 2-3 min till tomato becomes mushy.

  7. Finally, add rava to the mixture. Mix well and add 1.5 cups of water. Once the water starts boiling cover the pan with the lid and cook this on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

  8. Adjust salt as per the taste. Rava absorbs all the water in just a few minutes. Stir it otherwise it starts sticking on the bottom of the pan.

  9. Switch off the flame after 2-3 minutes, and mix roasted peanut. Adding at this moment peanut remains crunchy while you serve. 

  10. Garnish with chopped green coriander and serve hot with coconut chutney or simply enjoy this vegetable upma.

Recipe Notes

  1. Cabbage is also one of veggie which tastes great in upma. You can add it if it suits your taste buds.
  2. It is recommended to make upma in ghee, it tastes heavenly with ghee. Moreover, the authentic tastes come only with it. You can always replace it with oil.
  3. Adjust chili as per your tastes. using green chili is preferred.

This is my entry for “Breakfast staple with different grain event” in BM 91 week1 day 1.

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6 thoughts on “Vegetable Upma Recipe | Sooji Upma | Rava Upma”

  1. upma I havent tried yet but kind of reminds me cou cou – a cornmeal based Caribbean dish – all versions of Italian polenta – love to see how the same basic dish is interpreted in different countries!

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