vegetable upma

How to make soft and fluffy Vegetable Upma

Restaurant Style soft and fluffy Vegetable Upma. Healthy Nutritious Breakfast with lots of veggies!

Vegetable Upma recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 15 minutesTotal time: 35 minutesServings:4 servings


This is a South Indian Breakfast recipe that is made with Semolina lots of veggies and nuts. Follow the recipe closely to achieve the perfect restaurant-style fluffy texture!



  1. Add approximately 1 tablespoon oil to a pan set on medium heat
  2. Add peanuts, cashew nuts and stir fry for approximately one minute
  3. Keep it aside
  4. Add 1 tablespoon ghee to the same pan Add Upma Rava or semolina
  5. Roast the semolina till it turns darker and aromatic. This should take 6 to 7 minutes Stir the semolina continuously so it doesn’t burn
  6. Take it out in a bowl
  7. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the same pan
  8. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dried red chilies, Hing or asafoetida and curry leaves and give it a quick stir
  9. Add onions, half a teaspoon of salt, ginger, Carrot, french green beans, green chillies and stir fry for two minutes
  10. Add green peas and corn and stir fry for 30 seconds
  11. Add 5 cups of water. (Measure water using the same cup you used to measure semolina)
  12. Add powdered black pepper, grated coconut and fresh lime juice
  13. Add salt to taste. (Make sure that the water tastes slightly salty because a lot of semolina will be added to it)
  14. Let it come to a boil
  15. Add the roasted semolina while continuously stirring it. (continuous stirring prevents the Upma Rava from clumping)
  16. Lower the heat and keep stirring until all the water is absorbed
  17. Add the remaining ghee
  18. Keep stirring the upma until the water dries up further and it starts to look fluffy
  19. Add the fried peanuts and cashew nuts check for salt and garnish with coriander leaves


  • If you prefer a more pasty consistency then add 6 cups of water instead of 5 cups and don’t stir it too long
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