Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Godhuma Ravai Upma/Broken Wheat Rava Upma

Upma is one of the most common breakfast recipes in south India. There are many different variations to this humble breakfast. Upma is usually made of Sooji/Semonila. It can also be prepared using broken wheat, rice rava or rice flakes (Aval).

Like I have said in many of earlier posts, we hardly have elaborate breakfasts, but rather prepare all these breakfast recipes for dinner. And upma surely is one of the last resorts. It is made only when I don’t have any idly/dosa batter and I am feeling too tired to make rotis.

Today I am sharing the recipe for broken wheat upma. Usually, MIL makes this without adding any vegetables.  (See notes). But like to make it a little healthier by adding whatever veggies I have at hand. So here is the recipe for a simple yet wholesome meal.

What you’ll need
  1. Broken Wheat/Godhuma Ravai- 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1, finely chopped
  3. Carrot – 1 finely chopped
  4. Beans – 5 to 6, finely chopped
  5. Green Peas – 2 handful
  6. Green chilly – 1 or 2, chopped finely
  7. Ginger – a small piece, grated
  8. Curry leaves – few
  9. Lemon juice – 1 or 2 tsp (Optional)
  10. Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Oil – 2 tsp
  13. Ghee – 1 tsp
  14. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  15. Bengal gram dal/ Kadala paruppu – 1 tsp

  1. Heat a pressure cooker/pan with oil and ghee.
  2. Temper with mustard seeds and Bengal gram dal, once the dal turn golden, add the chopped onions, green chilly, ginger and curry leaves.
  3. Saute until onion turn pink.
  4. Next add the veggies – carrots, and beans and sauté for another minute.
  5. Now add the broken wheat and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add 2.5 cups of water, salt and green peas. Mix well and bring to boil.
  7. Cover and cook for one whistle.
  8. Once the cooker has cooled, open and drizzle the lemon juice.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with a chutney or Sambar.

You can omit the onions and vegetables and just temper with ginger and green chillies and add freshly scraped coconut while the water is boiling and proceed as above.


Rafeeda AR said...

have never tried making upma with dalia... ur pics are really tempting me...

Sona said...

Upma is really a life saver. Looks delicious, even I like to add veggies to upma.

great-secret-of-life said...

healthy dish.. I love this

Rani acharyulu said...

I too add lots of veggies in my Upma,yours looks so tempting and delicious.

Akila said...

So yummy yummy n beautiful presentation

Priya Suresh said...

My kind of upma, i do quite often for my breakfast.

Unknown said...

wow rava upma looks super delicious and tempts me :) loving your presentation a lot !! and fabulous photography done :)

Unknown said...

upma looks perfect..healthy breakfast dish

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking upma plate.

Vimitha Durai said...

Very healthy upma

divya said...

wow....looks sooo yummy n healthy upma.. said...

Even d recipe is simple ur pics made me more tempting. N upma is very healthy..

Vidhya said...

Veggie loaded upma looks delicious.

Tumas Tongue Treats said...

beautiful clicks and perfect presentation. Good job

Hema said...

Nice beautiful clicks Kaveri, upma looks super..

jaishri said...

Substitute half the broken wheat with lightly roasted oats......and you have an even more healthy version 😃

jaishri said...

Substitute half the broken wheat with lightly roasted oats......and you have an even more healthy version 😃

Unknown said...

wohhhhh !! very nice presentation. yummy !! thanks a lot !!

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