Shahi Upma | Rava Upma

5 from 8 votes

Upma, uppumavu or uppittu is a dish most common in South Indian and Tamil breakfast cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Served AsBreakfast
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 6


  • 1 cup Rava
  • 1/4 cup Cashews
  • 2 1/2 cup Water
  • 5 - 6 Curry Leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Green Chilies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Roasted Chana Dal
  • 3 teaspoon Ghee


  • In a heating pan roast Rava (Semolina) for 4 to 5 min.
  • In a heating pan take 2 tsp of Desi Ghee and add Cumin seeds and Cashews. Roast until Cashew changes the colour.
  • Add Urad and Chana Dal and roast for 1 min.
  • Then add Green Chillies and few Curry leaves.
  • To this now add water and cover with lid and allow water to boil.
  • Once water comes to a boil add Salt and Roasted Rava and mix well.
  • If more water required add little by little only..
  • Grease the serving bowl with ghee and then add Upma to it and serve by garnishing fresh Coriander leaves.



While serving if Upma thicknes and dry out just add little hot water and microwave for min and mix well and serve hot. 

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 143 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 26 mg | Sodium: 519 mg | Potassium: 41 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 74 IU | Vitamin C: 37 mg | Calcium: 16 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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