Nov 15, 2013

Onion Upma

Onion Upma is a South Indian breakfast recipe made mainly with semolina (soji /rava) and onions. Its a great recipe and quiet filling.

Onion Upma has always been my savior when I have not planned a menu on any given day and the best part is,  it doesn't require any preparation in advance. Just roast rava, chop up some onions, green chilies with  some seasoning. It is ready in about 15-20 minutes. 


2 cups of Semolina
4 tsp oil
1 tsp Ghee (optional)
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Channa Dal (Bengal Gram)
1 tsp Urad Dal
5 Green Chilies, cut lengtheise
1 inch Ginger, grated
1 Red Onion (preferred) or Yellow Onion, cut lengthwise
1 sprig of Curry leaves
Hand full of cilantro (optional), finely chopped


  • In a preheated skillet pan, roast rava in medium heat. Take off from heat when it starts to turn golden brown (Note: You can roast rave in ghee to add flavor). Then transfer it to a plate
  • Now, add oil and ghee (optional). When it turns smoky, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dal and urad dal. Give it a little stir.
  • When channa dal and urad dal changes in color to golden brown, add green chilies, ginger, onions and curry leaves. Saute unitil onions turn transparent
  • Add 3 cups of water and season with salt. Bring it to boil
  • When water starts to boil, turn heat to low and slowly add the roasted rava to the skillet and stir in one direction. Cover the skillet and cook in low heat for 5 to 8 minutes
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot
Note:   You can add water in ratio 1 (rava) : 2 (water) if you don't like upma to me dry

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