Shital's-Kitchen: Vegetable Upma

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vegetable Upma

Weekend breakfast in our house is always something different from regular milk, cereal, and bread. My husband enjoys Poha sprinkled with crisp sev noodles, but I realized that there was no poha at home today. A quick vegetable upma was a savior. Although Upma is not my husband's favorite breakfast, he surely liked this one and said it was 'different' :)

Upma is an Indian version of Polenta which is cooked with semolina/rava. It is a South Indian breakfast specialty which is enjoyed with chutney.

This Upma is definitely different from traditional one. But, it surely was quick delicious and nutritious.

To serve 2:

Heat 2 tsp. oil in a pan. Add 1 tbsp. Urad dal/ white lentil, 1-2 red chillies, 1 tsp. rai/mustard seeds.

Add 1/2 small chopped onion, 1 small potato chopped, few peas, and chopped carrots.

Add pinch of turmeric.

Add 1/4 cup yogurt and 2 cups water. 

Add salt to taste. Cover and let the water boil and veggies cook.

Meanwhile in a clean dry pan, dry roast 1/2 cup semolina/rava for 5-7 minutes.

When veggies get tender, add a spoonful at a time of roasted semolina to boiling water while stirring to avoid lumps. Keep on low heat, and be careful of mixture splashing as it thickens.

Mix 1/2 tsp. pure ghee for flavor (optional)

Garnish with chopped cilantro and sev noodle, and serve immediately.

Enjoy delicious Veggie Upma!!


  1. Turned out awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe.... Happy blogging!!! :)

  2. Made today for breakfast. Very yummy. Thx for this awesome recipe:)

  3. First time seeing yogurt in upma... why do we need to add yogurt ?