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Rava Upma



Rava Upma is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with semolina (rava). It is a savory dish that is usually served with chutney or sambar. It is made by roasting the semolina in oil or ghee, then adding vegetables, spices, and water to create a thick porridge-like consistency. Rava Upma is a quick and easy dish to make and is a great way to start the day.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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1 cup

chopped onion

1/2 cup

chopped carrots

1/2 cup

chopped green beans

1/2 cup

chopped green bell pepper

1/2 cup

chopped coriander leaves

1/4 cup

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


2 cups



Step 1:

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 2:

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, and chana dal.

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add chopped onions, carrots, green beans, and bell pepper.

Step 4:

Saute for a few minutes until the vegetables are cooked.

Step 5:

Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala.

Step 6:

Mix well and cook for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add rava/sooji and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 9:

Cook for 5-7 minutes until the rava is cooked.

Step 10:

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 11:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 75270 users have chowed down on Rava Upma a whopping 139082 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Rava Upma, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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