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Rava Upma - Soft and Healthy South Indian Sooji Upma - Traditional Breakfast Recipe

Rava Upma is one of the healthy and balanced breakfast full of proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates. It has got rich calorific value and is easily digestible. Upma is one of the easiest and quickest breakfast which can be prepared within 20 minutes. Since rava is a refined food eating upma must be avoided for people who are diabetic.

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Rava Upma

Ingredients for making Rava Upma

Rava - 1 cups
A tbsp of Oil
A tbsp. of ghee
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Urad dhal  - 1 tsp.
Green chillies - 2
Onions - 1
Tomato - 1
finely chopped ginger and garlic
A pinch of turmeric powder
A sprig of curry leaves

Method for making Rava Upma

1. Roast the rava in 2 tsps of oil in a kadai till it turns to light brown in colour. Transfer this to a bowl and keep aside.

2. Heat oil and ghee in the same kadai, splutter the mustard seeds, add the urad dal fry till brown. Add the sliced onions, curry leaves and saute till it becomes transparent.

3. Next add the ginger and garlic and then the chopped tomatoes and chillies, saute well in a medium flame.

4. Next add the fried rava and stir well.

5. Now add hot water to the content. For 1 cup of rava 3 cups of hot water is needed. Stir well and then close with a lid. Allow to cook in a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the rava gets cooked. 

Now the yummy rava upma is ready to be served with coconut chutney.

Rava Upma is stuffed inside Pesarattu and is called Pesarattu Upma or Mapillai Pesarattu.

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