September 15, 2013

Rava upma with green peas recipe - How to make semolina green peas upma

rava upma with green peas in a serving bowl
Rava upma with green peas recipe - Rava upma is a South Indian special breakfast dish. I make it often either for breakfast or in the evening as tea time snack. This can be made in a jiffy  when  guests or friends arrive unexpectedly. 

Whenever, I don't find much time or not in a mood to think more, suddenly, this all time handy upma comes to my help, and without any second thought, I go for this easy to make dish. Sometimes, when carrot is available at home, I use that too in the upma.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Yield - serves 2

  • 1 cup rava, roasted till golden brown
  • ¼ cup fresh green peas
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green chilly, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 2 + 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to Taste

For the tempering
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp ghee/oil


1.  Heat a pan and roast the rava until aromatic and light brown. Remove and keep it aside.

2.  In the same pan heat ghee/oil and add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add curry leaves and saute for 10-12 seconds.

3.  Then add urad dal and chana dal. Saute till they become aromatic and golden brown.

4.  Now add onions and green chilies one by one. Stir till the onions turn translucent. Add fresh green peas and saute for a minute.
roast the semolina

5. Add pinch of turmeric, sugar, salt and 2½ cup of water to it. Cover with lid and cook till the green peas cooks well.

6.  Now open the lid and slowly add roasted rava to it. Mix well and cover with lid and keep it on a low flame for 3-4 minutes . 

7.  Stir in between to prevent burning. Then remove the lid and add grated coconut when it is hot.
make tempering, add onions, green peas, water, rava and cook

8.  Mix well and serve the rava upma with green peas hot.  
cook till rava cook to soft

9. While serving the rava upma, add lemon juice if you like it.
serve the rava upma with green peas

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. Trying it tomorrow :)


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