Rava Upma is an easy and delicious south Indian breakfast. It is prepared by roasting semolina in ghee and adding it to hot water along with onions and green chillies. You can also add your favourite veggies to this upma. It is a perfect lunch box recipe for kids which is done within 20 minutes.
Rava/ Semolina – 1cup
Finely chopped onion – 1
Green chillies – 4
Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
Urad dal – 1/2tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Chana dal – 1tsp
Cashew nuts – 2tbsp
Curry leaves a few
Ghee – 2tsp
Oil – 2tsp
Salt to taste
Heat a pan with ghee, add rava and roast on low flame until you get a nice aroma.
Transfer the roasted Rava on to the plate and keep aside.
Chop green chillies into halves and keep aside.
Heat the same pan which we used to roast the Rava with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, cashew nuts and saute for a minute.
Add chopped onions along with green chillies and fry until onion changes its colour.
Add 2cups of water to the pan along with salt and bring it to boil.
Slowly add the roasted rave and mix it without any lumps in it.
Cover and cook until all the water is evaporated or rava is cooked
Finally, add 1tsp of ghee on to umpa and switch off the flame.
Transfer into a serving plate and enjoy this delicious and easy rava upma with sambar or chutney.