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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Godhuma rava upma,wheat rava upma
I learnt this microwave method from my mother-in-law..After I knew this method in Microwave oven, I am now making in microwave oven only. I know this recipe is known to everybody,still here is my version in microwave oven!

Microwave Godhumai rava upma recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 25 mins     Serves: 3


Wheat rawa - 1 cup

Onion - 1 Medium

Carrot,chopped finely - 2 tblsp

Frozen peas - 4 tblsp

Tomato(optional) - 1 tblsp chopped

capsicum(optional) - 1 tblsp chopped

Green chilli - 3-4 nos

Coriander leaves - 1 tblsp

Curry leaves - A sprig

Water - 2 &1/2 to 3 cups

Salt - As needed

Oil - to roast rawa


Oil - 3 tsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 3/4 tsp

Channa dal - 3/4 tsp


  1. Mix rawa and atleast 2 tsp of oil together in a microwavable bowl and roast in high power for 2 1/2 minutes and transfer to a plate.
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  3. I the same bowl add 3 tsp of oil  and the tempering items together and roast it for 2 minutes. Then add the chopped onions,capsicums,tomatoes,green chillies,curry leaves and mix well and keep it for 2 minutes in the oven.
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  5. After that add 2 1/2 cups of water to the fried onions and stir in the roasted rawa and mix well.
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  7. Cook covered first for 4 minutes and then stir well and then again for 4 minutes. Stir well and keep for two minutes for standing.Enjoy your upma!

Godumai rava upma in microwave

I used microwave high power through out the process. Total time approximately -15 minutes.
I am sending this for Srivalli's MEC:Tiffin .
I am flying to Chennai next weekend for 2 weeks,there in Chennai my MIL have Microwave safe Idly cooker.With that,if I find time I will post another recipe for this event...Stuffed Idiyappam. Hope I find time to share the recipe with you all!

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  1. Raks, that is a nice way of making upma. I am still a little scared to use the MW for anything except the basics. :-(

  2. Thanks for this recipe. We all know how to make upma,but not this way. Will surely try it out.

  3. u maade this in MW? amazing...
    happy new yr to u raks...

  4. what a fantastic rcp! quick to make & looks yum :)

  5. I just love the cracked wheat upma, both salty and sweet version.. thanx for sharing.

  6. Looks yummy. I will definitely try it...

  7. Woderful post!Raji!..
    Godumai upma is my hubby's fav.He loves it soaked in sour curd before tempering and cooking..
    The soaked granules can also be made as an idly batter(with more curd)with soda uppu,reglar uppu and mild temperings,steamed up as Idlys!!:)
    The microwave version here is something I am going to try next! :)
    Thanx for Sharing Raji..
    Looking forward to stuffed idiyappam!

  8. Happy Sankranti Raks. Upma looks very tasty.

  9. Wow RK..thats a new way to make mw upma!! Tks for sharing..shall surely give it a try someday!! (Belated wishes for Pongal n wish u a happy journey!)

  10. Hi Raks,

    I love this type of upma... From where you get this fine wheat rawa???
    Thanks for sharing this recipe and for your wishes...

  11. I've never tried making this in the MW before. That's really cool and it looks great. This is my 2nd favorite upma (after semiya upma) :)

  12. I make this but no mw! am scared to do much cooking in that..this is the one I crave since few days..

  13. nice recipe raks upma looks perfect

  14. Nice recipe... Looks tasty !!!

  15. Nice upma Raks, cracked wheat is really tasty isn't it..I like it!!

  16. This is my DH's favo lunch-box food, but i never made it in m/w..
    looks good

  17. i have the wheat rava in my freezer for 4 months!! i am tool azy to make anything..as stove-top takes a lot of time. i think i can make this one..and finally get to use the rava!! thnks girl

  18. Yep, there's a lot more we can cook in the microwave.

  19. I have all the ingredients. Will try it in M/W. Never made it this way before :)

  20. Sounds like really easier using microwave ler~
    Upma is Chinese, Malay or Indian dish ah?!

  21. Hey raks, don't mind, but you and me seem to have the same kind of bowls. I too have that brown fat glass bowls at home, bought by my husband before marriage. And btw, wheat rava upma is my all time favorite breakfast, ever since I started dieting ;)

  22. Hi...Its completely new to me that we can make this TOO in the M/W....
    Wow..gotta try this...thanks dear for posting this!!

  23. Hi Raji,
    the recipe might be known to many people but doing it in the MW is very new to people like me. From the looks it dosen't look any different from the stove-top made ones. I'll surely try this.
    Going to India huh? Have a safe trip and enjoy your time. Don't worry about blogging. We will wait for you.

  24. nice n simple way of making upma.. thanx! and looking fwd to ur stuffed idiyappam recipe. hv fun in chennai!

  25. I hate cracked wheat upma and I have finally figured that I can take cracked wheat khichdi which is almost porridge consistency...the microwave recipe will be very useful for first timers!

    Have a good trip

  26. Hi Raks, how are you? MW Tiffin looks good, it's even better if it's cooked in the MW!:))

  27. Yumm upma looks good.
    Back at home we used to eat upma with sugar ;-)

  28. thats such an easy way to make upma!!

  29. you no say anything about meeting me in chennai? :(

    :D, kidding, welcome home. catch the weather at 5 am, its splendid. many think i am bonkers but its actually foggy in chennai at that time.

  30. rajeswari...thats a wonderful step by step method of cooking in mw..thanks for the entry...just saw lax's comment...are you in chennai now??

  31. Looks perfect... easy and tasty recipe in minutes...

  32. Upma looks wonderful. Have a wonderful trip!

  33. That's cool girl!I loved that we can use microwave for yet another recipe...Can i use microwave for sooji upma also?..

  34. Where are u Raks?.. Have been missing u for a while now!.. I hope everything is fine.. take care n cya dear!


  35. hi rak, this is anjali.. nice recipes..i use sooji rava for upma, but i never used wheat rava. will try it.

  36. Nice Upma. I make it often. The veg and the wheat combo make it more healthier.
    Good Pediatrician in Chennai


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