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Upma Recipe | Rava Upama Recipe

Upma recipe – Upma is one of the favorite breakfasts in our home. Breakfasts are very important meal to start our day, which provides energy through out the day. Among our many healthy breakfast foods upma/uppittu is one of the easiest, tastiest and healthiest ones.

Upma Recipe | Rava Upama Recipe

We can prepare plain and simple upma with roasted rava , seasoning and water, or adding many vegetables and making varieties of upma/uppittu.
The popular breakfast combination you see in the Karnataka restaurant menu is Uppittu and kesari bath aka chow chow bath. It is served on the plantain leaf with some ghee..yum.
Depending on the type of rava, it could be part of low glycemic load food regimen.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup coarse rava local rave
  • tsp salt
  • 2.5 to 3 cups water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated coconut

For seasoning:

  • 3 TBSP oil
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 5 to 8 green chillies number of chillies depends on your tolerance to hot
  • 10 to 15 curry leaves
  • handful of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder


  • Dry roast the rava until the raw smell disappears or turns light brown color.
  • Keep the water to boil.
  • Heat 3 TBSP oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough add mustard seeds, once the mustard seeds pops add chana dal and urad dal. Fry it until the dals turn golden brown. Then add the green chillies. Fry it until it turns little white.
  • Now add the chopped onion, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Mix well and fry it for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Now add the boiling water. Add coconut,(if you are using the frozen coconut) and salt.
  • Reduce the heat and slowly add the rava, mixing it along. Cover it and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn off the heat.Reduce the heat and slowly add the rava, mixing it along. Cover it and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn off the heat.
  • Add grated fresh coconut, mix it and garnish with cilantro. Now, scrumptious Upma is ready!

Here’s a table that shows the nutritional data for a typical serving size of upma (100 grams):

NutrientAmount per 100g
Carbohydrates21.6 g
Fiber1.8 g
Protein3.1 g
Fat3.5 g
Sodium97 mg
Potassium97 mg
Calcium12 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium27 mg
Phosphorus67 mg

Please note that the nutritional content may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used and the recipe. Additionally, serving size can vary depending on how much upma is consumed.