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.

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Fluffy Onion Tomato Rava(Sooji) Upma


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


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.


  • 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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