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how much water for 1 cup rava upma



Rava Upma is a popular and easy-to-make South Indian breakfast dish. It's made from rava or semolina, which is stir-fried with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, onions and green chili before being boiled and cooked in a savory and flavorful broth. The dish is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy start to the day. For every cup of rava, usually 2-2.5 cups of water is used to achieve a light and fluffy consistency.

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rava (semolina)

1 cup

- 2


2.5 cups

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon

Few curry leaves

green chili


medium onion


Salt to taste



Step 1:

Dry roast the rava until it becomes golden brown and keep it aside.

Step 2:

In a pan, heat some oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, green chili and onion. Stir-fry until the onion becomes translucent.

Step 3:

Add water and salt and let it come to a boil.

Step 4:

Lower the heat and slowly add the rava into the water while stirring constantly to avoid lumps.

Step 5:

Cover and cook on low heat until the water is completely absorbed and the rava is cooked well.

Step 6:

Serve it hot with some coconut chutney or sambar.

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