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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Rava upma recipe

      One of my ever favourite is ‘Rava upma’! I can never get bored out of it. I was brought up eating rava upma a zillion times. We never complained. Be it for breakfast or for dinner, if mom makes, I will be the most happy to eat it. I eat it hot hot, straight out from the kadai as she makes. I used to miss it a lot when I went to hostel, so used to ask my mom to make upma when ever I visit for holidays. In contrast, no body likes upma in my in-laws place except my MIL. We sometimes find chance to make it and enjoy. But I have head not many of the people like upma in their families too. I don’t know what could be the reason. I can live with it. I wanted to post this basic recipe for long, especially for the ‘Bachelors recipes’ collection. But since I make only in the mornings, that too very rarelySad, I never find time to photograph this one. Yeah, sadly both Aj and Vj are not big fans of upma. So I make it rarely.  The other day, I was down with cold and to make it simple for breakfast, made rava upma and I clicked in the morning sun light. Though I don’t take coffee, its exception when I catch cold. I love to have hot coffee which gives some sort of relief for the cold. So had upma and filter coffee and I clicked so fast before it cools down. So excuse with the quality of the pictures.


Rava Upma recipe

South Indian Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Ingredients

Rava/ semolina 1 cup
Water 2 & 1/4 cup*
Onion (Big) 1
Green chillies 4-5
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Coconut Oil 2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp + adjust
*Refer notes about water quantity.

To temper

Oil 1 tblsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Channa dal 1 tblsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig


Method

  1. Heat a kadai/pan and dry roast rava in medium flame until a roasted smell of rava wafts. Don’t let it change colour, so keep the flame to medium always and keep roasting. The rava will become non sticky and free flowing if roasted correctly. Set aside. 1-rava-upma
  2. Mean while, slit green chillies, slice onion length wise. In the same kadai, add oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Add green chillies, onion and fry till transparent without changing its colour. 2-upma
  3. Add water and salt, bring it to boil. Check for salt. Add the roasted rava in a srinkled way as well as stirring side by side.3-upma
  4. Will splutter a lot so be careful with it. Mix well, it will soon become thick absorbing water.4-upma
  5. Cook covered bringing the flame to low. After 5-6 minutes the upma should be done. Mix in between if needed. Garnish with coconut oil (optional).5-upma
Notes
    • The water quantity depends upon the texture you want the upma to be. I like my upma to be not gooey and to be fluffy. So I even add only 2 cups sometimes and keep the flame in low and cook properly. If you want it more on a ‘lumpy’ side, add as much as 3 cups of water. Its your choice.
    • You can add finely chopped ginger, carrots along with onions.
    • You can add vegetables also, but I rather give a difference between upma and rava kichadi, so I make upma plain and enjoy the rava flavour fullest!
    • This is very basic recipe and add you own ingredients to make it in your version. 
    • If you want the upma on tangy side, you can add chopped tomatoes or squeeze lemon towards the end.

   I just love to eat it plain, with out any side, but if you want, you can try it with any chutney or tastes best with sugar! 

rava-upma + fliter coffee

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    1. natural light pic.. excellent one!! love all ur recipes.. :)I too love upma with sugar ... :)

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    2. Me too love it with sugar! Can't wait to make it for breakfast. Great recipe. I have to figure out channa dhal and Urad dhal, not sure if I have them.

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  2. i add some vegetables too but otherwise follow the same method :)

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  3. I'm also a very big fan of upma,but i use to add veggies.Your upma is tempting now and pics are good as usual.

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  4. Nice upma Raji! I prefer wheat rava upma than the white rava..and, saw the recipe of your kichadi & I also do the same! :)

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  5. Simple breakfast, I prepare this when I am alone.

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  6. Simple yet wholesome breakfast!!! Loved it :)

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  7. Nice and simple. I prepare it the same way and sometimes without onions too.
    Beautifully presented.

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  8. I follow same method. simple satisfying breakfast
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  9. Rava upma is my most fav dish, whenever i have this either coffee or tea is a must for me. Perfectly made and i loved the clicks

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  10. No one in my family is great fan of Upma but I love it.

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  11. I also wonder why people dont like upma...I love it so much. Nice clicks and lighting too..perfectly cooked upma too!!

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  12. Raks I love this upma with sugar :-)

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  13. Hi Raks you have bring back my childhood memories :) My mom used to make this Upma & I love to have it with sugar too. I am gonna make it for tomorrow :)

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  14. I agree with what you said...upma means simple without vegetables and kichadi is meant to be made with veggies :) I always follow this differentiation too :)

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  15. Looks so yum....super clicks tooo..

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  16. healthy and delicious breakfast recipe...

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  17. an easy breakfast to prepare,love to have with coconut chutney :)

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  18. pictures are good only raks ! sour curd :) is another option for side dish ! nothing can beat Sugar ! loved it !

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  19. Simple but delicious upma. Your clicks tempt me a lot, lovely presentation.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/green-peas-kachori-with-spicy-dam-aloo.html

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  20. A quick and easy breakfast to enjoy,i dont even need a side dish.

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  21. Yeah in our family there are upma haters but they are ok with it once in a while but too often will scare them away. I really don't know what it is

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  22. Quick break in a hurry morning..love to have with idly podi..

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  23. My favorite breakfast. Can never get tired of this..I follow the very same method but add tomatoes too...Love the natural clicks..

    Gayu
    Kitchen - The Chef 's Paradise

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  24. I love Upma! But my husband doesn't like it so I make it rarely too. Now I am trying to get my 18 month old to like it, so I'll have a reason to make it :)

    I too like it fluffy and not clumpy.. so I actually add less water than you did :)

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  25. I love Upma as much as you do!! I can eat it even 3 times a day :D I equally like semiya upma also :)

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  26. I also wanted to tell you that I'm an ardent follower of your blog and have tried many of your recipes at home Mrs. Raji!

    All of them have turned out to be blockbusters!! :D I think all these recipes will help me in my in-law's place in future :)

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  27. Super!! Loving it!!

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  28. hi...
    nice recipe...
    my son always eats upma by pouring milk into it, so he doesnt like to take upma to school as it wont b accompanied by milk... so i wud like to knw whtr we can replace water with fresh milk...
    plz do reply...

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    1. Yes you sure can replace water with milk.

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  29. With my wife away for a few days, I had to make something quick and tasty for the children. This recipe was absolutely perfect - thank you very much! I added the optional ginger slices you mentioned, and a few cashew nuts :-)

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  30. Thank you Raks for the pictorial recipe. I followed your recipe meticulously and prepared Rava Upma just now and it came out delicious.

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  31. i make upma almost like this.turns out to be tasty but my husband likes the consistency which you get in hotel upmas.any tips?thanks
    nanma

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    1. You should use more water and add more oil while roasting the rava. It gives you a better moist texture that you are expecting :)

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  32. lovely breakfast recipe anbody can make it and can have it in thie world as the rawa , sooji,semolina is used in all the countries but the fastest and deliousuos altered recipe is the best breakfast done this is my favourite breakfast all my family members like when i make it in a special type

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  33. When I have time, I add grated coconut just before pouring water. It gives a nice crunch.

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  34. As i am newly married and zero in cooking, this site gives me some confidence to try few dishes. Even though i have cook at home ( my husband insisted to keep maid as my cooking is not good :'( ) i wanted to cook something for my husband.. I have started off with sweets as part of his birthday celebration. Cant wait to try each and every recipe u have posted.. Great going and u r really a guru for newly married girls :) Thanks alot !!!

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  35. Hi Raks,

    I was hungry at breakfast and didn't have any leftovers from yesterday or even bread and salad from which I usually make a simple, quick sandwich. So, I googled for upma recipe and hit upon a few sites including yours. I liked your recipe as it was the easiest and simple.

    Just went and made the upma as per your recipe except that I replaced the onion with cabbage (I don't eat onions). I was a little afraid that this would spoil it. But the upma turned out to be more delicious than the MTR upma that I usually buy from thhe market. I'm still feeling the taste now after eating it.

    Thank you so much.

    Regards,
    Raspal

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  36. Hi,
    How much quantity of water should i add for a cup of rava upma and semiya upma? I tend to add lots of water and it becomes too gooey.

    Kindly help,
    Thank you.

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    1. How much ever rava u take if you want on fluffy side, you add 1 :2 water ratio. That is in the same cup u measure rava, measure water. If you want on softer side you can add up to 1:3 water ratio. . For semiya upma, add 1 & 1/2 cups for 1 cup.

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  37. I know this is the easiest and quickest tiffin around and am a very big fan of tangy spicy rava upma. But unfortunately whenever i try making it, it becomes a thick or mushy lump much to the hatred of my family. I dont know where i go wrong because i usually follow experts' recipes. But now for a change i will try yours and see how it comes. Thanks! I love this upma plain or just with coconut chutney

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  38. hye rak's wat is d diffence b/w rawa upma n rawa khichdi?????

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    1. First the texture, we make upma fluffy and kichdi gooey.
      Upma is plain and simple. Kichdi is rich with lots of veggies. We mainly add ghee in kichdi. we add turmeric in kichdi.

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  39. Hello Raks .... I got the upma perfectly , thanks for the step by step process... I am new to ur blog n all ur recipes are easy to follow

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