My favorite vegetable upma

Subba amma ku upma pidikamma? Aamma

This is my go to meal when I have nothing to cook and hope I have something to make it with… I love upma no matter what time of the day it is.

Here are the ingredients to make this one: (I had to mix quiet a few items to make this as I was out of sooji / rava)

  1. Sooji\rava: 1 cup (I had to roast)
  2. Vermiceli: 1 cup (it was already roasted)
  3. Water: 3.5 cups
  4. Onion: 1 medium size
  5. Ginger: 1 inch piece (cut finely)
  6. Green Chilli: 3 (cut finely)
  7. Curry leaves: a few
  8.  Half lemon juice
  9. Vegetables:

    beans (a handful), carrot – 1, potato (small) – 1, cauliflower: 1/2 cup

  10. Seasoning:
    1. Mustard – 1 tsp
    2. Urud dhal – 1/2 tsp
    3. Channa dhal – 1/2 tsp
    4. Hing – a pinch
    5. Oil: 3 tbsp
  11. Garnish
    1. Cashews – a few
    2. Coriander leaves: a few
    3. Tomato (medium): 1 finely chopped
  12. Ghee: 1 tbsp

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  1. Dry roast sooji/roast in a wok\kadai till it is like sand.
  2. (If the vermicelli is not roasted, please dry roast it as well)
  3. Remove from pan and keep aside.


  1. Add oil, when heated add all the seasoning ingredients: mustard, urad daal, channa daal. Let it sputter.
  2. Fry cashews (optional: Fry cashews in a little ghee and keep aside.)
  3. When it is golden color,  add ginger, chilli, curry leaves. Saute.
  4. Now add finely cut onion, saute till it turns pink.

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  1. Add rest of the vegetables except tomato.
  2. Add a little salt and cover with lid so that the vegetables get cooked. Keep it in a low flame.
  3. Add required salt.

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  1. In medium high flame, add the roasted sooji\rava & vermicelli slowly.
  2. Once it is all mixed add water. Keep stirring it while adding water so that it does not clump up.
  3. When it begins to boil, add 2 tbsps of ghee (clarified butter); reduce the flame.
  4. Mix it well and cover it.

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  5. When done, add lemon juice. Mix well. Add the Garnish and serve
  6. Garnishing: add the fried cashews, tomatoes, and coriander leaves.

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Yummy upma ready !!! NJoy


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