Wake up to the delicious and comforting flavors of our Upma recipe. Upma is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish made with semolina, vegetables, and a blend of spices. This dish is easy to make, wholesome and filling, perfect for a busy morning. The dish is garnished with fresh herbs and lemon juice, creating a balance of savory and tangy flavors. This recipe is versatile and can be made with different types of vegetables such as carrots, peas, and bell peppers. Try it out for yourself and see why it's a beloved breakfast dish in India.

How to make Upma


For 4 Servings:

1 cup of semolina (sooji or rava)

2 cups of water

1 cup of vegetables (such as carrots, peas, bell peppers)

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of mustard seeds

1 teaspoon of cumin seeds

2 dried red chilies

1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons of oil

Fresh cilantro and lemon juice for garnish

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Recipe Directions

1. In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. 

2. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dried red chilies and cook for 30 seconds or until the seeds start to splutter.

3. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.

4. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

5. Add the vegetables and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until they are tender.

6. Add the semolina and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until it becomes fragrant.

7. Slowly add 2 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil.

8. Add the turmeric powder and salt to taste and stir.

9. Reduce the heat and cover the pan.

10. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the semolina is cooked through and the water is absorbed.

11. Remove the pan from heat and let it sit for 2-3 minutes to allow the semolina to fluff up.

12. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice before serving.

13. Enjoy your delicious Upma!

Note: you can also add some cashew nuts or peanuts to give some extra crunch and nutrition.

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