Rava Upma - Sooji - Semolina Upma Recipe
South Indian Cuisines ,

Rava Upma/ Sooji Upma

Rava Upma (Suji Upma) is a popular breakfast dish in India. Upma is also one of the most easiest breakfast and can be done in a jiffy. Though I have posted many types of upma including vegetable rava upma, I realized that I did not post the most basic upma recipe (without any vegetables).  It is nutritious, tasty and very easy to make at home by mixing and cooking roasted rava (sooji, semolina).

Rava Upma/ Sooji Upma recipe:


Sooji – 1 cup
Water – 1 1/2 cup
Onion – (chopped)
Green chilly – 1 (Chopped)
Ginger – 1/4 inch( grated)
Coconut – 1/4 cup (Shredded)
Salt to taste
Oil – 2tbs
Mustard seed – 1tsp
Chana dal – 1tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 10
Red chilly – 1


  • Dry roast sooji for 4 to 5 mins in medium flame


  • Heat a pan and add oil. Add mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, red chily and curry leaves.
  • When dals turned golden brown add onion, ginger, green chilly and saute it till onion turned transparent.
  • Add water and salt and allow it to boil. Now add sooji and stir well without lumps for 5 mins.
  • Finally add grated coconut and switch of the flame.
  • Serve it hot with chutney.

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