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Healthy Upma

A healthy snack for breakfast

Recipe by nimmy of Hyderabad, IN

This is a healthy snack for kids. Sooji (semolina) can be replaced with wheat rava which is more healthy. Instead of water, we can use coconut milk also.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Sooji (semolina) or wheat rava
    • ½ tsp mustard seed
    • ½ tsp udat dal
    • ½ tsp chana dal
    • 2nos red chillies (can increase the no. of  chillies if you want the upma to be more spicy)
    • 10-15 curry leaves
    • 1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped)
    • 1 green chilli (optional)
    • ½ cup onion (finely chopped)
    • ½ cup beans (chopped)
    • ½ cup carrot (chopped)
    • 3-4 tbsp of vegetable oil
    • water - double the quantity of rava


    1. In a Kadai, put the oil and add mustard seeds, udat dal, chana dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
    2. After sometime add ginger to it and when it turns pink, add the chopped onions and green chillies.
    3. when the onion turns slightly golden brown, add beans and carrots.
    4. Fry this for sometime.
    5. Now add Sooji (semolina) or wheat rava and fry for sometime.
    6. Transfer it to a bowl.
    7. Boil water (double the quantity of rava) in the kadai.
    8. When the water boils, add the mixture that is transferred to the bowl into the kadai.
    9. Put in low flame and stir frequently.
    10. when it starts separating from the sides, remove it and serve hot with coconut chutney.


    jean chaurasia

    You can also add some chopped garlic and some broken cashewnuts to the seasoning and then a chopped tomato to the other ingredients. It does taste good.

    Mrs. Nishita Anshu Lall mother also cooks almost in the same way....its indeed a quick one and delicious too.