Basic Upma
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Nov 5, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Appetizers Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient sooji/semolina Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Upma, originally from South India, is a hot favorite breakfast food! Made with semolina and slightly spiced to make a tasty dish that can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or as a snack.

Recipe of Basic Upma

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Oil Or Butter 1 Tablespoons
Salt 1 Pinch
Peanuts 2 Tablespoons
Cumin 1 Teaspoons
Chopped Onion 1 Small
Chopped Ginger 1 Slice
Channa Dal 1 Tablespoons
Hing 1 Pinch
Sooji/semolina/rava 1 Cup
Urad Wash 1 Teaspoons
Gr Chillies 2 Piece
Curry Leaves 8 Leaf


  1. add oil in a heavy pan ,add mustard seeds,cumin and add channadal ,peanutsand saute till they are cooked add urad wash, add chopped ginger,chillies curry leaves hing add salt and water bring it to boil add semolina/sooji slowly stirring continously so to avoid lumps mix well when all moisture is absorbed cover for 5 min and serve hot with chutney ,pickle ,sambhar and kids love to eat with some sugar
Posted Nov 5, 2007

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Feb 23, 2014
Thank you Sanjay :-)

Chandra Feb 23, 2013
It came perfect as expected..

Sachin Nov 11, 2012
Hello, I am leaving in Singapore and its very difficult to get Indian food over here and its costly too.....
I found your recipes on YouTube and I learn some basic food like breakfast.... but in basic upma when I have to use URAD WASH.....could u please update the recipe

Prashanth babu Kinnera Feb 19, 2012
hi vareva i am amazed, every dish i cook from here turns outstanding!!!!! I'm proud of you, i really appreciate ur wrk!......keep going....

thank you!

Tara Jun 23, 2011
Sorry, maybe it's in the video, but I can't watch it. In your list of ingredients, you don't mention the quantity of water that is to be added. This would help a lot.

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