Vegetable Upma

Upma is a traditional South Indian recipe . It is a healthy breakfast option in which sooji is cooked with chopped vegetables. Upma is very easy to make and you can put any vegetable of your choice . Adding vegetables brings various colors to upma and it also increases nutrients in it.

Servings: 3-4 people




Rava or sooji: 1 cup

Onions: 1 chopped finely

Tomatoes: 1 chopped

Capsicum: 1 chopped

Carrot: 1 chopped

Green peas: 1/4 cup boiled

Green chilli: 1 chopped

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Curry leaves: 7-8

Dhuli urad dal: 2 tbsp

Salt: to taste

Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice: 2 tbsp

Oil: 2 tbsp

Water: 2 cups


1. Heat a kadai, put sooji in it. Dry roast sooji till it becomes light brown in color. Keep it aside.

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in kadai. Add mustard seeds or rai and curry leaves. When they starts to crackle add urad dal and saute for a minute.

3. Add chopped onions and fry till light brown. Add capsicum, tomatoes, carrots, and cook them till they become tender. Don’t make them very soft.

4. Add peas , green chilli, salt, red chilli powder and mix well.

5. Add sooji and mix. Add water and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes.

6. Add lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.



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