Rava Uppit


Rava Uppit (Upma) Recipe

1 cup fine rava (or sooji)
1 medium sized onion
1 green chilly
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons oil

Salt as required

2.5 cups water

For Tadka –

·      1 teaspoon mustard seeds

·      1 teaspoon chana dal

·      1 teaspoon urad dal

·      10 to 12 curry leaves

·      1⁄2 inch ginger grated or chopped finely


Chop onion finely.

Slit green chilly lengthwise.

Chop 1/2-inch ginger.

Wash and chop coriander leaves.

Heat a pan and dry roast rava until it turns slightly brown and becomes fragrant. Don’t over roast it. Transfer to a plate.


Roasted Rava.JPG
Tadka.JPG For Tadka – In a pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil.

·      Add 1 tsp mustard seeds and keep the pan covered till the mustard pops.

·      Add 1 tsp chana dal and 1 tsp urad dal and fry till they are brown.

·      Add two dry red chilies and the curry leaves and roast them.

Next add the finely chopped onions. Sauté the onions till they become translucent.  roast-well
Add the chopped green chilly, ginger, curry leaves. Sauté for a minute.  
LemonJuice.JPG Add 1 tsp of lemon juice and 2 cups water to this mixture. Add salt as required.


On a medium to high flame, heat the water and let it come to a to a boil.

Lower the flame to its lowest and slowly add the roasted rava.

Make sure it doesn’t form clumps. Use a fork to stir as you pour the rava.


Add Rava.JPG
 Cover Cooked.JPG Cover and allow the rava uppit to steam for 4 to 5 minutes on low flame.


Switch off the flame. Add about 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and stir well.


 Add Corriander.JPG
Serve uppit with coconut chutney or lime slices or lime pickle.  

Enjoy the Rava Uppit!enjoy-uppit



5 thoughts on “Rava Uppit

  1. Chef Ankush your recipes look delicious ! I can’t wait until we cook another meal in class, and you can show your friends what a great cook you are.

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