This video is part 3 of 7 healthy recipes.
One of the most common Indian breakfast, Rava Upma or simply Upma is a savory porridge made with semolina and veggies. It makes a filling and satisfying meal, especially with a side of chai or filter coffee!
1 cup semolina or suji
2 cups of water
Some soaked raisins
4-5 roasted almonds
4-5 roasted cashews
Some roasted peanuts
1 medium-size finely chopped onion
2-3 finely chopped green chilies
Salt to taste
Desi ghee for frying
Coriander for garnishing
1- Roast sooji on medium heat until fragrant, around 5 to 6 minutes, stirring continuously. Sooji shouldn’t turn brown from the bottom so be careful. Remove sooji from pan and transfer it to another bowl.
You can do this step of roasting sooji in advance and save time for busy mornings.
2- To the same pan now add 2 tablespoons desi ghee on medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let them pop.
3- Add onion, green chili, and. Cook for 2 minutes until the onions are soft.
4- Add 2 cups of water.
5- Then add salt to the water.
6-Now let the water comes to a boil.
7- Once the water comes to a boil, start adding the roasted sooji little at a time.
8- Mix sooji after each addition in one direction with a spatula.
9- Add all the sooji in similar way, little by little until all of it is absorbed by water.
10-Then add lemon juice to taste and coriander.
11- Then add all dry fruits and mix them well.
12- Now turn off the heat and close lid for 1-2 minutes
13- Remove the lid, fluff upma with a fork.
Serve upma warm with a side of coconut chutney!