Sooji Upma (Rava upma)

November 23, 2008

Preparation time – 25 minutes
Serves – 3-4 people


Sooji – 2 Cups (Sooji is also called as Rava or, Semolin – Read more in Wikipedia)
Carrot – 1 piece slit into slender and small pieces
Onion – 1 finely sliced
Chillies – 2 cut into small pieces
Ginger – a small piece crushed
Garlic – 2 cloves cut finely
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Groundnut – a handful
Mustard – a pinch
Curry leaves
Salt to taste


Sooji upma

Method of preparation:

  • Slightly roast the Sooji (Semolina) in a kadai / wok and then keep aside.
  • Heat the kadai and put the oil into it. Put the mustard into it.
  • As the mustard starts spluttering, add curry leaves. After a minute, add carrots, onions, chilly, groundnut, ginger and garlic. Fry for a couple of minutes until the oil starts leaving.
  • Add the roasted sooji into the kadai.
  • Fry for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add water, salt and a pinch of turmeric powder if you wish. Ensure that he water is enough to completely cover the sooji.
  • The sooji would soak the water quickly. In that case add some more water. Don’t worry about water being in excess, because the sooji will absorb the water quickly. But bear in mind that you do not add a lot of water to it.
  • Mix for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve hot.


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