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upma is easy and tasty recipe which can also be served as a breakfast recipe.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 322 kcal


  • 1 cup Roasted semolina (sooji / rava)
  • 1 Onion (chopped finely) medium sized
  • 1 or 2 Green chilly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Bengal gram (split and skinned)
  • ½ inch Ginger (chopped finely)
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 10 nos Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil / Ghee
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt as required


  1. In a pan, heat ghee or oil.

  2. Add mustard seeds and when they starts crackling, add the cumin along with urad & chana dal.

  3. Fry till they become a little brown.

  4. Add cashews & onions.

  5. Fry till the onions become transparent.

  6. Add the green chilly, curry leaves and ginger and fry them for a minute.

  7. Add water to this mixture and let it come to a boil.

  8. when water becomes boiling, lower the flame and add semolina and salt in to it.

  9. You can add more water if the mixture looks dry.

  10. Lower the flame and simmer the upma for 2-3 minutes.

  11. Remember to keep stirring at each step so that the upma does not stick to the pan.

  12. Garnish with vegetables / coriander/cilantro leaves.