Quick Rava upma

This one is another quick  Indian breakfast recipes which can be eaten alone or with banana or even some chutney.

Preaparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Serves: 2


  1. 1 cup fine rava (semolina)
  2. 2 tspns of ghee
  3. 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  4. 2 slit green chillies
  5. 6 to 7 curry leaves
  6. 1/4 inch ginger finely chopped
  7. 1/2 of small onion finely chopped
  8. 1/2 of small tomato finely chopped ( Can also add finely chopped veggies)
  9. 2 cups  water
  10. salt to taste
  11. pinch of sugar
  12. few drops of lemon juice ( sugar and lemon juice are optional).


In a pan dry roast the rava in medium to low flame for 5 minutes, till you get good aroma. Stir often while roasting the rava. Do not burn the rava. Switch off the flame and place the roasted rava on a plate and keep aside.
In a pan heat ghee, add mustard seeds. After mustard seeds crackle,  add green chilly, curry leaves, onion and saute well for 1 minute. Then add tomato and saute till soft. Then add 2 cups of water, salt, sugar, lime juice. When the water starts boiling , lower the flame and add roasted rava slowly and stirring continously. Stir well for 1 minute. Close the lid . Leave it for 1 minutes. Open the lid and stir well.

Serve upma with chutney or banana.


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