Upma Recipe | How To Make Rava Upma? Step by Step Guide!

UPMA Recipe

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.

Preparation Time
– 15 Min
Cooking Time
– 15 Min
Total Time
– 30 Min
– 3 People
– Breakfast, Brunch
– Indian, South Indian
  1. 1 cup semolina/ sooji/ rava
  2. ½ tbsp mustard seeds
  3. ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 or 2 green chilies
  5. 2 tbsp peanuts
  6. 1 tbsp ghee
  7. 1 tbsp oil
  8. 1/3 tbsp turmeric
  9. 1 big finely chopped onion
  10. 5-6 curry leaves
  11. 1 ½ cup water
  12. Salt to taste.
  13. Finely chopped coriander leaves


  1. Heat a pan and add ghee after heating ghee adds semolina and mix well.
  2. Roast the semolina for about 7-8 minutes. Roast the semolina/rava until the turns pink and crisp with a nice toasted aroma.
  3. Semolina/ Rawa roast it on medium heat.
  4. Remove the semolina/rawa to a plate.
  5. Heat a pan and add oil, then add peanuts and fry until they turn reddish remove the peanuts in a bowl.
  6. Add mustard seeds and let them sizzle up. Add cumin seeds and let them pop up.
  7. Add curry leaves, green chilies and onion mix well and cook 5-6 minutes.
  8. Cook until the onion turns soft.
  9. Add turmeric and add roasted peanuts and mix well.
  10. Add roasted rava and mix well. Add hot water and salt and mix well and cook on medium flame.
  11. You can change the quantity of water according to your taste.
  12. Cover the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  13. Remove the lid and mix well.
  14. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  15. Upma/ upit is ready to serve.
  16. While serving add fresh grated coconut. Some sev (fried gram flour vermicelli), lemon juice coriander leaves.


  1. Do not roast the semolina/ rava in the non-stick pan as the pan may get scratches due to the course nature of rava.
  2. Rava roasting is optional if you have not the time you can avoid it.
  3. Roast the semolina on medium flame.
  4. If you don’t like turmeric in upma you can skip it.
  5. You can add veggies on your choice like carrots, green peace, tomato and beans.
  6. 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.

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