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Masala Upma



Masala Upma is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with semolina, spices, and vegetables. It is a savory dish that is usually served with chutney or sambar. The semolina is cooked with spices such as mustard seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida, and then mixed with vegetables such as onions, carrots, and green peas. When served with yogurt or sambar, masala upma can be a filling and complete meal for vegetarians.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Upma Rava

2 cups


2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

green chillies, chopped


onion, chopped


ginger-garlic paste

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


2 cups



Step 1:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Step 2:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped green chillies, onion and ginger-garlic paste.

Step 3:

Saute for a few minutes until the onion turns golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala.

Step 5:

Add the Upma Rava and mix well.

Step 6:

Add the salt and 2 cups of water and mix well.

Step 7:

Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 8:

Once the Upma is cooked, add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 9:

Serve hot with chutney or pickle.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 10352 users have chowed down on Masala Upma a whopping 14469 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad are the top 5 cities gobbling up Masala Upma like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Masala Upma, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in februaryapril.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Masala Upma is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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