Upma - South Indian breakfast


Basic Upma is very easy to make.This recipe is mainly popular in south Indian homes. Main ingredient in this recipe is Semolina or cream of wheat.It is a fine refined wheat. In india generally called refined Rava or Suji. Non refined whole wheat Rava also we will get in India. Here in this recipe i used refined wheat rava or suji or semolina.

Ingredients for Upma:

  1. Semolina or Rava or Suji       1 glass 
  2. Water                                   2 glasses
  3. Bengal gram                         1 table spoon
  4. Black gram                          1 tabel spoon
  5. Mustard seeds                     1 tea spoon
  6. Cumin seeds                        1 tea spoon
  7. Cashew                               4
  8. Ghee                                   1 tea spoon
  9. Vegetable oil                      2 table spoon
  10. Onions                               1 (cut in to small pieces)
  11. Green chillies                      2 (cut into small pieces
  12. Ginger                               small piece (cut into small pieces)
  13. Curry leaves                      few
  1. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, when oil become hot add bengal gram,black gram,fry for few min. then add mustard seeds,cumin seeds fry till seeds become splutter then add cashews and 30 sec.
  2. Now add green chillies,ginger and onions fry 2 min.till onion pieces turn into golden brown color.
  3. Add 1 tea spoon in this stage and mix well and add salt.
  4. Now add 2 glasses of water in this mix, increase the heat from medium to high.
  5. When water starts boiling turn heat in to medium flame, add semolina slowly, mix well without forming  lumps(semolina mix fast in water so we have to mix fast while adding semolina in boiling water).
  6. Now close with lid and cook 2 min.
  7. Now turn the flame and take it in to serving bowl.
  8. Serve Upma with cut lemon.

 Seasoning ingredients

 Onion,green chillies,ginger and lemon
 Vegetable oil

 Vegetable dices
 Fried seasoning
 Seasoning in boiling water

 Mixing Semolina

Upma in serving bowl

Upma in serving plate

Upma served with butter toast


  1. I am drooling here looking at the tempting upma.

  2. Soo conforting:-)
    I have to make upma tomo..sooo craving for it after seeing ur clicks.

  3. Hi Rani ..will try to make a watch knows. nice photos
    glad you're in Fecbook.
    We are closer to talk .. look at my blog. hugs

  4. looks yumy..simple and easy to make..

  5. Rani,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have nice blog. upma is my favorite breakfast. looks awesome.

  6. Perfect for breakfast..I love to eat it with some spicy mixture :D
    Looks delicious!

    US Masala

  7. woderful recipe and upmas are always a life saver .

  8. my hubby's fav. love to have with coconut chutney:)


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