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UPMA, also known as Upma or Uppuma, is a popular breakfast dish in South India. It is made by cooking dry roasted semolina (also known as rava or sooji) with vegetables and spices. The dish is usually served hot with coconut chutney or pickle. UPMA is a healthy and nutritious breakfast option as it is low in fat, high in protein, and a good source of carbohydrates. It can also be customized with various ingredients like nuts, raisins, and other vegetables to suit individual tastes.


4 Servings
  • 1cup
    suji/ semolina
  • 3cup
  • 1tsp
  • 2tbsp
  • 1/2tbsp
    chana dal
  • curry leaves
  • 1tsp
  • 1/2tsp
    red chili powder
  • 1
    onion finely chopped
  • 1/2cup
    carrot chopped
  • 1/2cup
    capsicum chopped
  • 1tsp
    mustard seeds
  • corriander leaves


  1. In a heavy bottom pan, roast the suji till its color changes.

  2. In another pan add oil/ghee, chana dal, mustard seeds, peanuts and curry leaves.

  3. Saute over medium heat for about one minute. Add chopped onions. Give a nice mix till the onions turns pink.

  4. Now add the vegetables to it. Saute for few minutes.

  5. Add salt and chili powder to it. Mix again.

  6. Now add water and suji to it. Give it a quick mix.

  7. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

  9. Serve with green chutney or coconut chutney.

  10. njoy ;)

Tips & Tricks

  1. You can add walnuts, almonds and cashews to it.

  2. You can add any vegetable(peas, french beans, boiled potatoes, corns, etc) you like .

Avneet Anand
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