Wheat upma/ Mangalore style sajjige

Sajjige bajil is a popular breakfast from Mangalore & Udupi, prepard using wheat semolina/rava  and rice flakes. Here is the recipe of wheat upma , which is easy, quick and very tasty.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


1 cup wheat rava

4 tablespoons of ghee

1 tablespoon oil/ ghee for tempering

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon urad dal

2 pieces of dry chilly

few curry leaves

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 green chillies

handful of grated coconut

1 teaspoon sugar

salt to taste




In a wide pan, heat  ghee and roast the wheat rava, till it turns dark brown or well roasted.  Keep it aside in a plate.

In a pan, heat ghee/ oil , add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry chilly, curry leaves, chopped onion and saute well. Add 2 cups of water, salt. When the water starts boiling, add the roasted rava and mix well. Close the lid and keep for 2 minutes.  Open the lid, add grated coconut and sugar, mix gently and serve with banana.


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