Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma


Upma,  Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma

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Upma is one of the most common Breakfast items, all over India. It is a quick preparation using common ingredients, and so it can be made without much ado.

Plus, you can also make it healthier by adding a lot of boiled veggies like carrots, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and peas along with the semolina when cooking. Serve hot in an inverted cup shape, as suggested.

Love South Indian Food, then do try other South Indian Breakfast recipes like Rice and Moong Dal Idli , Kadubu, Moru Moru Dosa, Pesarattu, Uppu-Urundai and Ven Pongal.

Enjoy how to make Upma recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma recipe - How to make Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
Method
For upma

    For upma
  1. Heat the semolina in a kadhai and dry roast on a mdium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the roasted semolina, 3 cups of hot water and salt and mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the lemon juice and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  7. Fill the upma in a glass bowl and demould on a plate.
  8. Serve the upma immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy192 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates30.7 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat5.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium8.2 mg
Upma Video by Tarla Dalal
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma with step by step photos

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How to make Upma

  1. Heat a kadhai and add the semolina into it.
  2. Dry roast on a medium flame for about 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Switch off the flame when the semolina turns slightly pink in colour.
  3. Transfer the roasted rava to a plate and keep it aside. You will get a beautiful aroma when the rava is being roasted to perfection. You can roast a large quantity of rava , store it in a jar and use it as and when you wish to make Upma.
  4. Heat the oil in another kadhai.
  5. Add the mustard seeds. It is an essential part of most South Indian Recipes.
  6. When the seeds begin to splutter, add the urad dal into the kadhai.
  7. Next, add the curry leaves.
  8. Add the green chillies for the spice. You can also use dry red chilies and finely chopped ginger to enhance the flavour of the Upma further.Sauté this tempering on a medium flame for a few seconds. Do NOT burn the tempering.
  9. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Onions provide the desired crunch and flavour to the Upma.
  10. Now, its time to add the roasted semolina into the kadhai.
  11. Add the salt to taste.
  12. Also add 3 cups of hot water to cook the semolina.
  13. Mix all the ingredients well and cover with a lid. Cook on a slow flame for about 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  14. Open the lid and add the lemon juice for the desired subtle tartness.
  15. Also add the sugar to balance the flavours.
  16. Mix the Upma well and cook on a medium flame for not more than 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Cooking for a long period of time, after the addition of lemon can make it bitter.
  17. Transfer the hot  Upma (Quick Upma Recipe) into a greased glass bowl to give it the shape of the bowl.
  18. Demould Upma (Quick Upma Recipe) on a plate by tapping the bowl lightly.
  19. Serve the Upma (Quick Upma Recipe) immediately garnished with coriander. You can also serve it along with Sambhar and South Indian chutneys.

Reviews

Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 04 Jun 17 10:28 AM
5

could you provide information on different type of rava / sooji available in market. I am highly confused.
Tarla Dalal
05 Jun 17 02:09 PM
   Click on Semolina in the blue link in the recipe to get details.
Edited after original posting.
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 21 May 17 08:35 AM
5

The grace recipe I have wonderful breakfast in morning thanks for helping the make the rava upma.....
Tarla Dalal
22 May 17 09:27 AM
   Thank you for the kind Words. Do keep trying more and more recipes and share your feedback.Happy Cooking.
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 04 May 17 08:51 PM
5

I usually follow your recipes ma''am they are too good want to try more recipes through your videos.
Tarla Dalal
05 May 17 08:40 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 09 Mar 17 02:08 PM
5

shall we add more veggies like tomatoes,capsicum,carrot.etc?
Tarla Dalal
10 Mar 17 09:06 AM
   Hi Suchi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 16 Feb 17 02:17 PM
5

Madam, in method you said (3) add urad dal but there ingredients no urad dal. Is any mistake or is it correct. But delicious Upma.
Tarla Dalal
16 Feb 17 03:49 PM
   Hi, Vimal if you check the ingredient list on the fourth no. you will find 1 tsp Urad dal.
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 07 Feb 17 05:48 PM
5

If we add some green veggies, it would taste more sumptuous.
Tarla Dalal
08 Feb 17 08:30 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 01 Feb 17 08:07 AM
5

Nice recipe. Turned out very tasty.Thank you Ms Tarla Dalal.
Tarla Dalal
01 Feb 17 08:46 AM
   Hi Viju, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 18 Oct 16 01:55 AM
5

Tried as mention, this recepie popes up in such a way, who all had in my family, eyebrows were raised, highly appreciate your skills, many thanks with love and regards
Tarla Dalal
18 Oct 16 10:11 AM
   Hi Panna, we are delighted that your family loved the Upma recipes. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them.. Happy Cooking !!
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 07 Aug 16 11:21 AM
5

Tried this recipe....Turned out perfect..thank you!
Tarla Dalal
08 Aug 16 08:32 AM
   Hi Aisha, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them.. Happy Cooking !!
Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 29 Jul 16 04:51 PM
5

Do we have to soak samolina for 10 minutes ?? & after removing water can roasting be easy. Await your quick reply. Thanks Regards.
Tarla Dalal
30 Jul 16 08:47 AM
   Hi Harshad, No need to soak the semolina for 10 minutes just follow the recipe exactly.
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