Apr 4, 2011

Basic Upma

Upma with spicy chutney
Hope you all had a good weekend.Summer has arrived many of you have asked me to post some summer recipes like salads and juices,so i thought of showing you some of those dishes that cools you this summer.From tomorrow onwards along with my usual post i will post a salad or juice recipe..so keep checking out.Coming back to todays recipe,ie,UPMA...most of us just hate upma,it is one of the underestimated food.But upma is the most versatile and easiest dish in the world.But some times it gets too dry.So I use a little bit of curd in my upma…So that it keeps everthing so moist and each bite just melts in your mouth.This recipe is a basic method of cooking upma.but there is a another version where you will add lots of vegetables and some other stuff,i will make that and post later.I served this dish with Spicy coconut chutney(will put recipe soon).This recipe also goes to the Breakfast Mela conducted by Srivalli for her 4th year Blog Anniversary.Just try it and let me know what you think.


Rava / Sooji -1 cup
Onion-1 chopped finely
Green chilli-2 chopped
Curry leaves-5
Asafoetida(kayam)- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds(kaduku)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeerakam)-1 tsp
Channa dal(kadala parupu)-1 tsp
Urad dal(ulunda parupu)-1 tsp
Curd - 1/2 cup
Ghee-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves or spring onion for garnishing
Water - 2 cups


In a sauce pan heat 2 cup of water and let it come to a good boil.

Roast the rawa in some ghee till you get nice aroma and set it aside.

In a kadai add ghee and crackle some mustard seeds,cumin seeds,Channa dal,Urad dal,Asafoetida for 1min.

Add in onions,green chilli,curry leaves and cook for 1min.

Add in the boiled water,curd and mix well,let it come to a good boil.Season with some salt.

Slowly add in the rawa and mix well.Cover it and Simmer it for 15 min.

Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve it with Spicy coconut chutney.

Ur ingrediants
rawa roasted and set aside
Add hing and cumin seeds to oil...

crackle dals...

add in onions and green chilli,curry leaves...

pour in water...

add in curd and mix well...
let it come up to boil...

Add rawa to this...

Upma cooking on its way...
All done...



  1. Nice step by step method n pictures.Even a kid can prepare seeing this. Though upma is a simple dish, needs to be done the right way.I like the colour of the dish.And first time seeing curd being used.Good tip.Wl try soon. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. hI Aarthi, Thank you for all your recipes.
    Just a small clarification, no need to fry the rawa for preparing upma? i see you add in straight without frying....kindly advice....

  4. Ur second sentence says to add rava to ghee for roasting.

  5. @Kavi Tinkui didn't took pic of it. but roast rava in ghee a little. u can use unroasted rava as well

  6. Why do u add curd?? What purpose?

  7. @Anonymouscurd gives a soft and melt it mouth texture. Even it cools the upma wont get dry.

  8. Hi aarthi i am u r big big biggggggggggg fan, GOd bless u

  9. Hi Arthi, can you please post javarasi upma receipe. Thanks in advance :)


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