Rava Upma Recipe | How To Make Upma


Upma is a popular South Indian breakfast. It is a healthy and filling breakfast recipe that is loved by many people in India. You can serve this Upma with coconut chutney or with a hot cup of tea/coffee. Upma is a simple recipe that is prepared with Rava (semolina).

Actually, I am not a big fan of Upma. When I was a kid I called it a Namkeen version of Sooji Ka Halwa. The way we cook Sooji (semolina) is exact same as what we are doing at the time of Halwa.


Upma is a healthy breakfast option and also quick and easy to cook. So I am going to share the full recipe of Rava Upma. I am not going to add any vegetables to this recipe because I like plain Rava Upma with no veggies. Everyone has their own preferences in taste and if you like veggies, you can add them as per your taste.


For making of Upma, firstly you have to roast sooji (semolina) until it’s fragrant and also add the right amount of water to get the perfect texture of Upma. Only this step is a little complicated, otherwise, it is a simple dish, you can easily prepare it.

I’ll explain the full recipe of Rava Upma down below. I hope you like and try this recipe and share your experience in the comment section below:


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Rava Upma

How to make Rava Upma
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Author: Deeksha


  • 1 cup Sooji (semolina)
  • 1 tbsp Rai
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/oil
  • 3-4 Fresh Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 Chopped Green Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Dhania Powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Add oil in the pan and then add Rai in it.
  • When Rai is pop up then add curry leaves, Chana Dal and chopped green chilli.
  • Then add Sooji in the pan and roast until it's fragnent. Add salt and corriander powder.
  • Then add water in roasted sooji and Mix it very well.
  • Upma is now ready to serve with coconut chutney.

How To Make Rava Upma Recipe (in detail):

  • Firstly, take a pan and add 1 tbsp of ghee to the pan.Rava-upma-recipe
  • Then add 1 tbsp of Rai in it. Mix it.Upma-recipe
  • When it starts popping then add fresh curry leaves, 1 tbsp of Chana Dal, and chopped green chili in it.healthy-upma-recipe
  • Cook it for a while. Then add 1 cup of sooji to the pan.Upma-recipe
  • Roast it until it’s fragrant. When sooji is completely roasted, now it’s time to add salt and 1tsp coriander powder. Mix it.Rava-Upma-recipe-at-home
  • Then add 2 cups of water to it. Keep Stirring. After some time you notice that sooji soaked all the water and got thickened.Upma-recipe-for-breakfast
  • Now turn off the flame. Healthy and tasty Upma is ready to serve. tasty-upma-recipe-at-home


  • You can also add some cashew and some veggies in Upma.
  • Instead of Chana Dal, you can also use Urad dal. Here I am using Chana dal.
  • You should always add double the amount of water in it otherwise it will become dry and affect the taste of the Upma.


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