Sanja-SK Khazana

Sanja is another name for upma – made with the addition of turmeric powder and onions This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Sanja-SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Semolina (rawa/suji), Oil
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Sanja-SK Khazana

  • 1 cup Semolina (rawa/suji)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 glass Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 Green chillies broken into small pieces
  • 8-10 Curry bleaves
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • a pinch Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • for garnishing Fresh coriander sprig
  • for garnishing Lemon wedge


  1. Heat a non-stick pan, add semolina and dry roast on medium heat till light golden brown. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in the same pan, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chillies and curry leaves. Sauté till fragrant.
  3. Add onions and sauté till golden brown. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  4. Add roasted semolina, mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups hot water, mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes or till the moisture is absorbed.
  5. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  6. Serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig and lemon wedge.