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.

Also have a look at other Mangalore special recipes !

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