How to make Vegetable Upma - A healthy breakfast option – semilona and vegetables cooked together and lightly tempered with spices.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी),

Cuisine : Maharashtrian, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Vegetable Upma

The breakfast menu of upma and cups of steaming hot filter coffee is a common favourite in most South Indian homes. In this vegetable upma recipe, semolina is cooked with onions, mixed vegetables and a delicious tempering of chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds and urad dal. Once the semolina is cooked to a soft mushy consistency it is served hot, garnished with fresh coconut and coriander. Along with nutritious semolina and fresh vegetables this one definitely makes a healthy breakfast that is really tasty too.

For more recipes related to Vegetable Upma checkout Kuzhi Uppu Paniyaram, Maddur Vade, Tootak, Dal and Suji Tikki . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Mini Calzone, Soya Flour Baked Chakli, Cuban Potatoes, Shakarkand Chiwda.

Vegetable Upma Recipe Card

Vegetable Upma

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vegetable Upma Recipe

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 1/2 cups

  • Carrot cut into ¼ inch cubes and blanched 1 medium

  • French beans cut into ¼ inch cubes and blanched 6-8

  • Green peas blanched 1/4 cup

  • Green capsicum 1 medium

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies 3

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Chop onion, green chillies and ginger. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a non stick pan. Add mustard seeds, ginger, curry leaves and urad dal and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Heat 3 cups water in another non stick pan. When the onion becomes golden, add semolina and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add green chillies, salt and mix. Sauté for 1 minute. Chop green capsicum and set aside.

Step 4

Add hot water to the pan and cook till most of the water is absorbed. Add carrot, beans, peas and mix. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add capsicum and mix. Cover again and cook till the semolina is properly cooked. Serve hot.

Step 6

You can also garnish with coriander leaves and/or freshly scraped coconut and serve.

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