Upma is a healthy and tasty Maharashtrian and South Indian breakfast recipe. it is also known as upit in Maharashtra. It is prepared using sooji or rava or semolina. It is a very easy and quick recipe.
Good thing about upma is you can add different veggies like carrot, green peace, beans and tomato to make healthier. Let’s learn to prepare upit.
- 1 cup semolina/ sooji/ rava
- ½ tbsp mustard seeds
- ½ tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 or 2 green chilies
- 2 tbsp peanuts
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/3 tbsp turmeric
- 1 big finely chopped onion
- 5-6 curry leaves
- 1 ½ cup water
- Salt to taste.
- Finely chopped coriander leaves
- Heat a pan and add ghee after heating ghee adds semolina and mix well.
- Roast the semolina for about 7-8 minutes. Roast the semolina/rava until the turns pink and crisp with a nice toasted aroma.
- Semolina/ Rawa roast it on medium heat.
- Remove the semolina/rawa to a plate.
- Heat a pan and add oil, then add peanuts and fry until they turn reddish remove the peanuts in a bowl.
- Add mustard seeds and let them sizzle up. Add cumin seeds and let them pop up.
- Add curry leaves, green chilies and onion mix well and cook 5-6 minutes.
- Cook until the onion turns soft.
- Add turmeric and add roasted peanuts and mix well.
- Add roasted rava and mix well. Add hot water and salt and mix well and cook on medium flame.
- You can change the quantity of water according to your taste.
- Cover the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
- Remove the lid and mix well.
- Add coriander leaves and mix well.
- Upma/ upit is ready to serve.
- While serving add fresh grated coconut. Some sev (fried gram flour vermicelli), lemon juice coriander leaves.
- Do not roast the semolina/ rava in the non-stick pan as the pan may get scratches due to the course nature of rava.
- Rava roasting is optional if you have not the time you can avoid it.
- Roast the semolina on medium flame.
- If you don’t like turmeric in upma you can skip it.
- You can add veggies on your choice like carrots, green peace, tomato and beans.
- Use fine rava for this recipe. if you use coarser rava, you will have to add more water so that the upma does not become lumpy.