Rawa Upma

Rawa upma or sooji upma is a quick item you can make for your breakfast, your kid’s tiffin or you you tea time appetizer. It is lightweight, easy to digest and healthy wholesome item, and the people are simply fond of it across the India. The south indian variety is called khara bath. Follow the recipe…

Rawa Upma

Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Lokesh


  • Wok
  • Pan


  • 2 cups Sooji (rawa or semolina is the synonyms)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 Red onion fine chopped
  • 4 Green chilis chopped
  • 1 Small capsicum chopped
  • 2 tsp¼ coriander leaves chopped
  • salt to taste

For tempering

  • 1 tsp Rai (small sarso)
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 2 tsp Broken cashew
  • 2 tsp Curry leaves

Step by step instructions

  • Heat oil in a wok on low flame. Add urad dal and chana dal and roast till golden brown. Add rai, curry leaves, broken cashew and sooji. Roast on low flame for about 15 minutes.
  • Add chopped onion, green chili and capsicum, roast for 5 more minutes.
  • Add salt and water and mix properly. Once it comes to boil, switch off the flame and pour in a serving dish. in 5 minutes time the consistency will be good enough to eat. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot along with coconut chutney.


It goes great with coconut chutney, but many people like it with tomato ketchup as well.
You can also tweak the recipe by adding a teaspoon of sambar powder and 1/4 spoon of turmeric powder to make it more flavorful. Increase the amount of green chili to make it more spicy.
If you like the consistency to be more loose, use 1/2 cup more water.

Carrot, beans and green peas are some more vegetables which goes great in upma.

Lokesh Sethia

By Lokesh

A seasoned chef, who knows how to cook food as well as PHP, MySql. A hardcore vocal advocate of vegetarian lifestyle and believes in eating before sunset.

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