Rava Upma | Suji Upma | Semolina Upma

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rava upma

Upma is easy to make home made breakfast. I have prepared plain rava upma (regular style). Here are the step by step instructions.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1 bowl measuring: 250 ml
Serves: 3-4
Course: Breakfast


Bombay rava (semolina, suji): 1 bowl

Onion, green chillies, chopped ginger, curry leaves (ullipaya, pachimirapa, allam, karivepaaku) : 1 medium, 5, 2 tbsp, few respectively
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Cashews (jeedipappu), bengal gram (senaga pappu), urad dal (Minapappu), mustard seeds (aavalu), dry red chilly (endumirapa) : 1 tbsp each
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Water: 4 bowls

Salt: As required

Oil: 2-3 tbsp

Ghee: 1-2 tbsp


step 1: Roast rava by stirring it often in a pre-heated pan for 2-3 minutes in medium flame, till it gives good aroma

Note: Rava should not turn into brown colour. 

Step 2: Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil in a kadai, saute (fry) 1 tbsp bengal gram, 1 red chilly in medium flame
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Now add cashews
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then 1 tbsp urad dal
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and 1 tbsp mustard seeds
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Once crackling sound of mustard seeds is heard add curry leaves
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Step 3: After few seconds add onion slices and saute (fry) for a minute in medium flame
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Then add green chilies and ginger pieces
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Saute (fry) for few seconds 

Step 4: Add required salt
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Step 5: Add 4 bowls of water (taste water and add salt if required, add more water and rava if it is salty)
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Step 6: When water starts boiling slowly add rava (Bombay rava). keep on stirring while adding rava (semolina or suji) in high flame
*Required continous stirring to make sure lumps are not formed
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let it cook for 3-4 minutes by moving it in high flame
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Step 7: Close the lid for 2 minutes. Let it cook in low flame
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Step 8: Open and stir it or mix thoroughly once. Cook for 1 minute in medium flame 
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Turn off the flame when it comes to required thickness, by adding little ghee finally
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Hot and tasty rava upma is ready to serve :)
bombay rava upma

Tastes good with coconut chutney, lemon, lemon pickle, nalla karam, kobbari karam etc 

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