Brown Rice Upma

4.90 from 7 votes

Brown rice upma is a tasty, healthy, diet friendly and easy breakfast when the rava is prepared ahead and stored in a container.
Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 30 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Dinner
Servings 3


  • 1 Cup Brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp Chana dal / Kadalai parupu
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pepper corns
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Green chilli chopped ( Adjust according to taste bud )
  • 2 Springs of Curry leaves
  • 1 Tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 2 Tsp Olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Channa dal
  • A pinch of Hing powder
  • 3 cup water


  • For Rava: Wash brown rice and chana dal thrice and drain the water completely. Spread the wash rice and dry it on a clean cloth till the moisture goes off.
  • Once the moisture goes off, grind into rava texture along with pepper corns. Sieve the ground rava and remove the dust from it. Dry roast it, cool and store it in a container.
  • For Upma: Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add jeera followed by hing, channa dal and roast it till the color changes.
  • Add curry leaves followed by green chilli, ginger and chopped onion. Saute till the color of onion changes and add salt. Let it boil, add the brown rice rava and mix it evenly.
  • Simmer the flame, close it with a lid and cook till the upma becomes dry. Switch off the flame and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Serve hot chutney and sambhar.

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