Uppit / Upma

Uppit is easy breakfast to make in large quantities. I never liked uppit as a kid, but I think eating the breakfast available in my hostel mess, made me crave for things like uppit. As of most south Indian recipes, the taste of uppit can be altered by the addition/deletion of certain ingredients. You may add capscicum, dill leaves etc, to enhance the taste. You may also exclude vegetables mentioned below to get a different taste.


Fry all the vegetable in oil

Add tomato to the fried vegetables

After the water evaporates, cover and rest until rava is cooked

Add coriander and freshly grated coconut and serve hot



Rava/ Semolina – 1 cup
Water – 2.5 cups
Oil – 1-2 tbsp
Potato – 1 small
Carrot – 1 small
Beans – 8-10
Green peas – ¼ cup (optional)
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato – 2 medium
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Green chillies – 2-3
Coriander leaves – a handful (optional)
Grated fresh coconut – 2 tbsp (optional)


Roast the rava in a kadhai.You can add a tsp of oil while roasting.
Roast for around 3-4 mins until it turns slightly brown. It may take longer. Make sure you don’t burn it.  Generally color and fragrance tell you it is done.
Heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds and jeera and allow them to splutter.
Add urad dal and crushed ginger piece.
Add finely chopped onion and slit green chillis and fry until the onions are translucent.
Add finely chopped potato, carrot and beans. Add the green peas.
Cover and allow to cook for around 6-7 mins until the vegetables are almost cooked.
Add tomato and cook for another 2 mins until the tomato softens
Add the water to the kadhai.
Add salt and allow the water to boil.
Once the water has boiled, add the roasted rava and cover and cook until all the water evaporates (approximately 3-5 mins)
Once the water has evaporated, cover the kadhai and rest for around 10 mins.
Add coriander and grated coconut and serve hot.

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