Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma

Upma,  Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma

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Upma is one of the most common South Indian breakfast recipes, which is now popular all over India. rava upma is a quick preparation using common ingredients available in the Indian kitchen, and so it can be made without much ado.

breakfast upma is made by roasting rava which is then a tempering of spices along with some onions and cooked on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes.

You can also make quick upma recipe healthier by adding a lot of boiled vegetables like carrots, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and peas along with the semolina when cooking. This will add more fibre to sooji upma making it a lot healthier. Serve rava upma hot in an inverted cup shape, as suggested.

Tips to make rava upma quickly when your kids come home. You can roast a large quantity of rava , store it in an airtight container which makes the rava last longer and not get fungus. Use it as and when you wish to make Upma.

I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect rava upma. 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 rava upma bitter.

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 | rava upma | sooji upma | quick 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. To make upma, 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
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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.

Oats Upma

  1. Like upma rava upma | sooji upma then see other upma variations like healthy oats upma. For detailed step by step photos see oats upma recipe. Makes 4 servings.

    For Oats Upma
    2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
    3 tsp olive oil or oil
    1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
    1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
    1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
    5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
    whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
    green chillies , slit
    1/2 cup finely chopped onions
    1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
    1/4 cup green peas
    1 tsp sugar , optional
    salt to taste

    For The Garnish
    2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

    For oats upma
    1. To make oats upma, heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a non-stick pan, add the oats and ½ tsp of turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour, stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
    2. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of olive oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
    3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
    4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the onions turn translucent.
    5. Add the carrots and green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
    6. Add the oats mixture, sugar, salt and remaining ½ tsp of turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
    7. Add 1½ cups of hot water, cover and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    8. Serve the oats upma immediately garnished with coriander.
     

Reviews

Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
 on 10 Sep 19 04:36 PM
5

I tried upma recipe and it came out delicious.
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
17 Sep 19 09:49 AM
   Surabhi, congrats on making the upma and super delighted that it came out good. Please continue reviewing recipes you have liked.
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 !!
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