Vegetable Upma Recipe

The easiest to make when having unexpected guests, the humble upma has many avatars to it. Posting a mixed vegetable upma today.


  • 250 gms rava/semolina
  • 8 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • One carrot finely chopped
  • One small bowl peas
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Coriander leaves
  • A few cashewnuts halved and roasted in ghee
  • 600 ml boiling water
  • Salt

Other Ingredients

  • 3 tbsps ghee
  • 7tbsps oil
  • 1tsp mustard
  • 1tsp urad dal

Cook the carrot and peas in salted water.
Heat a mixture of 2 tbsps ghee and 5 tbsps oil. Add a spoon of mustard and after it splutters add a spoon of urad dal. After the urad dal turns golden add the chopped green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Toss. Add the Rava and roast for a couple of minutes. Add the cooked vegetables, roasted cashewnuts, lemon juice and half of the coriander leaves. Pour in the boiling water and salt. Mix. Cover and cook till done. Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves.

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