How to make Upma Recipe (Simple,Easy and Tasty)

How to make Upma Recipe (Simple,Easy and Tasty)

Upma is a famous Indian breakfast recipe. It has many varieties from south to north India. Everybody from kids to adults like this recipe and it is a very good tiffin box breakfast recipe for kids.

Upma is very easy to make and it contains vegetables such as tomatoes and you can also add vegetables of your choice which makes it more healthy.

This recipe is made from semolina which is also called as rava or Suji, so it is also called as Rava Upma or Suji Upma (ok that was obvious…).

Though semolina is made from wheat but it is refined food. During its processing or milling, the outer fibre rich covering of the wheat is removed and only leftover starch is ground to make rava.

So eating Rava Upma everyday cannot be consider healthy.

If you like the roasted flavour then you can simply roast the semolina or you can go the traditional way by frying the semolina in 1 tablespoon of ghee.

Honestly frying the semolina in the ghee really makes a difference and it makes upma more delicious.

But to save the time you can roast semolina and keep it in a air-tight container and then you can use it to make Upma whenever you want and it can also be used to make other semolina recipes.

Upma is a famous Indian breakfast recipe. Everybody from kids to adults like this recipe and it is a very good breakfast recipe for kids.

Upma is very easy to make and it contains vegetables such as tomatoes and you can also add vegetables of your choice which makes it more healthy.

This recipe is made from semolina which is also called as rava or Suji, so it is also called as Rava Upma or Suji Upma (ok that was obvious…).

Though semolina is made from wheat but it is refined food. During its processing or milling, the outer fibre rich covering of the wheat is removed and only leftover starch is ground to make rava.

So eating Rava Upma everyday cannot be consider healthy.

If you like the roasted flavour then you can simply roast the semolina or you can go the traditional way by frying the semolina in 1 tablespoon of ghee.

Honestly frying the semolina in the ghee really makes a difference and it makes upma more delicious.

But to save the time you can roast semolina and keep it in a air-tight container and then you can use it to make Upma whenever you want and it can also be used to make other semolina recipes.

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How to Make Upma Recipe (Step-By-Step)

First of all take a pan, pre-heat it and add 1 tbsp ghee in it.

add ghee
add ghee

Then add 1 cup of semolina in the pan. Fry the semolina in the ghee and keep stirring the semolina continuously. Fry it until it turns golden brown or simply fry it for 1 to 2 minutes is enough. After frying turn off the flame and let it rest.

add samolina
add samolina

Now take a stainless steel pot, add add 2 to 3 cups of water in it and full boil it and after that let it rest.

boil water
boil water

Now take a pan again and pre-heat it and add cooking oil and cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes

saute well
saute well

Now add curry leaves, chopped onions, chopped green chilli and saute until the colour of the onions turns translucent change

onions turns translucent
onions turns translucent

Now add peanuts and saute well.

add peanuts
add peanuts

 

Then add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and a little bit of salt and saute until the tomatoes turns mushy

saute until tomatoes turns mushy
saute until tomatoes turns mushy

Now add the semolina which we roasted previously in the pan

add roasted/fried samolina
add roasted/fried samolina

Mix it properly

mixed properly
mixed properly

Now this is a critical step, add about one cup of water in the pan and mix it properly.

add water
add water

Again add one cup of water in the pan and mix it properly. Remember we have to add little by little water, don’t add all the water at once, it will mess up the recipe.

add more water and mix properly
add more water and mix properly

Then add salt it and mix it properly.

add salt
add salt

Now cover the pan with a lead and let it cook for 2 minutes on low-medium flame

cover and cook
cover and cook

Your Upma recipe is ready to serve

Upma is ready to serve
Upma is ready to serve

Printable Upma Recipe with Video

Upma Recipe

Upma is a famous Indian breakfast recipe. It has many varieties from south to north India. Everybody from kids to adults like this recipe and it is a very good breakfast tiffin recipe for kids. The main ingredient of this recipe is rava/suji.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: upma recipe
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 632kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 chopped tomato
  • 2 Cup water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera Maa
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / Sarso
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 Chopped green chilli
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 2 Small chopped onions
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Some fresh roughly chopped coriander for garnishing

Instructions

  • First of all take a Kadai/Pan and pre-heat it.
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee in the pan
  • Add 1 cup of semolina in the pan
  • Fry the semolina in the ghee and keep stirring the semolina continuously. Fry it until it turns golden brown or simply frying for 1 to 2 minutes is enough.Turn off the flame and let it rest.
  • Now take a stainless steel pot, add add 2 to 3 cups of water in it and boil it and after that let it rest.
  • Now take a pan again and pre-heat it.
  • Add cooking oil and cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes
  • Now add curry leaves, chopped onions, chopped green chilli and saute until the colour of the onions change
  • Add peanuts and saute.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and a little bit of salt and saute until the tomatoes turns mushy
  • Now add the roasted or fried semolina in the pan
  • Mix it properly
  • Now add about one cup of water in the pan and mix it properly
  • Again add one cup of water in the pan and mix it properly
  • Then add salt it and mix it properly as well
  • Now cover the pan with a lead and let it cook for 2 minutes on low-medium flame
  • Your Upma recipe is ready to serve

Video

Notes

  • Don’t fry or roast the semolina for and more than 3 minutes and keep stirring the semolina while frying for roasting continuously. If you are roasting semolina then the it could get burned really fast so keep stirring the semolina.
  • When we add oil, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and ginger garlic paste, you can also add peanuts at the same time, so that it will get fried, if you like the fried taste of it.
  • As while making Upma recipe you will have to add the 2 cup boiled water at the end, so you can add salt after adding 1 cup of water. It will make it easy for you to mix it properly.
  • You can add cashews instead of peanuts if you like. If you are doing so then chop the cashews first in small pieces and then add it.
  • You can also use cashews to garnish Upma.
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