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Semolina upma



Semolina upma is a popular South Indian breakfast dish made with semolina. It is a savory dish that is easy to make and can be served with chutney or sambar. Semolina upma is made by roasting semolina in oil or ghee, then adding vegetables, spices, and water to create a thick porridge-like consistency. It is often garnished with fresh herbs, grated coconut, and lemon juice. Semolina upma is a nutritious and filling breakfast option that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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1 cup

chopped onion

1/2 cup

chopped carrots

1/4 cup

chopped green beans

1/4 cup

chopped bell peppers

1/4 cup

frozen peas

1/4 cup

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


2 cups

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

Step 2:

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, and chana dal. Fry until they start to splutter.

Step 3:

Add chopped onion, carrots, green beans, bell peppers, and frozen peas. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4:

Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and garam masala. Fry for 1 minute.

Step 5:

Add semolina and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. Stir to combine.

Step 7:

Cover the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the semolina is cooked.

Step 8:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 26658 users have chowed down on Semolina upma a whopping 38786 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Semolina upma, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in octobernovemberdecember.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Semolina upma is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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