This makes a nutritious breakfast, or a snack by itself. Have it with green coriander chutney

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Soaking Time

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

VEGETABLE UPMA Recipe|Renu dalal


  • 1 cup semolina (rava) 
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 cup mixed boiled vegetables (French beans, carrots and green peas) 
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion 
  • ¼ tsp asofoetida (hing)
  • ½ tsp ginger chilli paste 
  •  5 kadi pattas 
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai) 
  • 3 cups hot water 
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a pan, heat oil , add rai and saute till it starts crackling.
  2. Add in the asafetida , curry leaves and ginger chilli paste.
  3. Add in the onions and saute them till their soft.
  4. Mix in the semolina and roast it until it turns golden brown.
  5. Once the semolina is roasted, add the hot water and mix it well to avoid lumps. Always remember, the semolina and water ratio has to be 1:3 to get the perfect consistency.
  6. Add the salt, mixed boiled vegetables and saute for a minute.
  7. Serve hot with green chutney.

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