One of the most common Indian breakfast, Rava Upma or simply Upma. It makes a filling and satisfying meal, especially with a side of chai or filter coffee. It’s more common in South India but now I see it just as much everywhere in India.

To make upma, you start by roasting the sooji until it’s fragrant. This is one step that you can do in advance and save time!

So if you are planning to make upma this week, roast the sooji beforehand and keep it in airtight container.


  • Roasted Sooji /rawa -1 cup.
  • Oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Chopped onion – 1 medium size
  • Finely chopped green chillies – 2
  • Peanuts – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Half lemon juice


  • In a pan add 1.5 tablespoons oil on medium heat. Add mustard seeds and fennel seeds and let them pop.
  • Add onion, green chillies and peanuts . Cook for 2 minutes until the onions are soft. Add the spices and mix well for 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of water.And then add salt to the water.
  • Add lemon juice and mix it well. You may also add sugar if you like little sweet taste in your upma.
  • Now let the water come to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, start adding the roasted sooji little at a time.
  • Mix sooji after each addition in one direction with a wooden spatula.
  • Then cover the pan with lid and set heat to low. Let it remain like that for 2 mins.
  • Remove lid and Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!

Published by Shrutika Shrivastava

Hey i'm shrutika .I love to cook.I am a blogger living in jabalpur. This is a blog where I post photos of my exotic and multicusine recipes also some tips and tricks about cooking.

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