Fluffy Onion Tomato Rava(Sooji) Upma

Upma is a common easy breakfast across South India. It is made of refined wheat sooji (rava) and is rich with vegetables like onions, tomatoes, carrots, beans, green peas etc.

But here I have just used tomatoes and onions for convenience.

1 review, 4.61/5

Fluffy Onion Tomato Rava(Sooji) Upma

Kerala

2 persons

25 minutes

Items List

Name Quantity Image
Rava 1 ¼ cups
Water 2 ½ cups
Oil 1 ½ tb sp
Mustard 1 tsp
Green chilli 1
Chopped Ginger ½ tb sp
Curry leaves 8 nos
Sliced Onion 150 gm
Sliced Tomato 200 gm
Scraped coconut 1 ½ tb sp
Pepper powder ¼ tsp
Salt enough to taste
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp

Preparation

stage 1

Chop the green chilli, ginger in to small pieces. Slice the onion into thin pieces, slice tomatoes. Scrape the coconut and keep all these things aside.

stage 2

Heat a kadai and dry roast rava until it turns a light golden shade. Keep it aside.

stage 3

Heat the kadai again and heat 1 tb sp oil. To the hot oil add mustard and let it pop.

stage 4

When the mustard is popped, add chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and curry leaves. Let it fry.

stage 5

To this add sliced onions and sauté it until its raw smell is gone. To this add a little salt, so that it is easily sautéed until tender. Sauté it until tender.

stage 6

To this add sliced tomatoes and mix well.

stage 7

While sautéing add pepper powder and turmeric powder, mix well. Sauté until fork tender.

stage 8

Add water and stir all the contents well. Check for salt and add as required. Let it boil well.

stage 9

To the boiling water, add roasted rava little by little, continuously stirring to avoid formation of lumps. To this add ½ tb sp oil and mix well.

stage 10

Cover it with the lid and let cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.

stage 11

Make sure the rava is cooked and to this add scraped coconut and mix thoroughly.

stage 12

The healthy yummy breakfast is ready to serve.

Tips

  • You can add ½ tb sp ghee instead of oil at stage 9.
  • Also you can use 1 tsp of ghee while roasting rava. That will add to its flavour.
  • Keep rava to water ratio, 1:2 for the correct consistency. If you need a soft and sticky upma, better to use 2 ½ cups of water for 1 cup rava.

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