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ingredients icon Ingredients

  • 1 cup Semolina
  • 2 dry red chilli – chopped
  • 2.5 cups water or coconut milk - Maggi CMP
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • 50g Potatoes julienne
  • 50g Carrot julienne
  • 50g Leeks julienne
  • salt as required

ingredients icon Method

Step 1

Heat a pan. Add 1 cup of semolina

Step 2

Begin to roast the semolina. Stir often while roasting.

Step 3

The grains should become fragrant and start to look dry, separate and crisp. Don't brown.

Step 4

Switch off the flame and then add the roasted rava in a plate and keep aside.

Step 5

In a pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil. add 1 tsp mustard seeds.

Step 6

When you hear the crackling sound of mustard seeds, it means they are getting fried.

Step 7

Now add the 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, fry till they begin to brown a bit

Step 8

Now add the finely chopped onions. Saute the onions till they become translucent.

Step 9

Then add the chopped red chilli, ginger, curry leaves. Saute for a minute.

Step 10

Then add 2.5 cups of water to this mixture. Add salt as required.

Step 11

On a medium to high flame, heat the water and let it come to a rolling boil.When the water comes to a rolling boil, lower the flame to its lowest. Then add the semolina in 4 to 5 batches with a spoon.

Step 12

Once you add the semolina, stir immediately. Then add the next batch of semolina. Stir again.

Step 13

This way keep on adding and stirring the semolina up to the last batch.

Step 14

Quickly stir and mix well. The semolina grains absorb water and thus swell and get cooked.

Step 15

Cover and allow the rava upma to steam for 2 minutes on the low flame.

Step 16

Then switch off the flame. Here the semolina is cooked and the upma is ready.

Step 17

Temper the julienne carrots, leeks, potatoes until tender then incorporate into the upma


ingredients iconNutritional Information (Per Serving)

Per person (243g)

Calories 250 Kcal

Protein 9g

Fat 9g

Carbohydrates 34g

Vitamin A 176 mcg

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