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How to make Semolina Peas Upma Indian style Recipe

Updated on December 14, 2015
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Semolina Peas Upma

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Recipe - Introduction

Dear Readers,

Semolina Peas Upma is another healthy dish with 2 major ingredients in it. Semolina & Peas are the 2 major ingredients. Health benefits of Semolina & Peas are as follows.

Semolina Health benefit:

  • Semolina boosts your intake of several B-complex vitamins (like folate and thiamin).
  • B-Complex vitamins support your metabolism
  • Converts food into usable energy
  • Thiamin also also helps your brain and nerves function properly
  • Folate supports red blood cell production
  • Good source of selenium (Selenium when used in combination with other nutrients, including vitamin E, acts as antioxidant). Prevents harmful oxidation of your cell membranes and DNA
  • Getting enough selenium in your diet also strengthens your immune system to prevent infection
  • Good source of iron

Above health benefits are referred from:

Health benefits of peas:

  • Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits (Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Omega-3 fat)
  • Lowered risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Support for blood sugar regulation
  • Heart health promotion
  • Protection against stomach cancer

Above health benefits are referred from:

Let us get into how to make Semolina Peas Upma - a yummy,healthy & easy recipe.

Semolina Peas Upma Indian style Recipe

Semolina Peas Upma
Semolina Peas Upma

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 2 people


  • 1 cup Semolina
  • Refined Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Big Onion, (chopped)
  • 2 Red chilies, (broken)
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 2 1/4 cup Water
  • Coriander leaves, (chopped for garnishing)
  • ½ teaspoon Bengal gram
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger, (grated)
  • 10 pieces Cashew nut
  • 1 pinch of Asafoetida


  1. Heat the pan and pour 2 table spoons of oil. When the oil is hot, put mustard seeds in it and wait till it gets crackled.
  2. Now add the cumin seeds, bengal gram and fry till the bengal gram becomes golden brown.
  3. Then put the chopped onions inside the pan and fry till it becomes golden brown.
  4. Add red chilies, curry leaves, ginger, cashew nut, turmeric powder, Asafoetida and sauté them.
  5. Sauté the ingredients for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Pour the given quantity of water, salt inside the pan and allow the water to boil.
  7. When the water is boiled put the semolina slowly inside the boiling water and stir continuously while dropping the semolina.
  8. Stir continuously till the semolina gets cooked. Cook in a medium flame.
  9. Garnish with chopped Coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with coconut chutney or pickle.
Pour oil in a non stick pan and heat it
Pour oil in a non stick pan and heat it
Put the ingredients given in step 2
Put the ingredients given in step 2
Onions are added for frying
Onions are added for frying
Peas, turmeric powder is added
Peas, turmeric powder is added
When the peas got cooked pour given quantity of water and salt
When the peas got cooked pour given quantity of water and salt
Semolina is added and stirred continuously.
Semolina is added and stirred continuously.

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    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      5 years ago from London, Canada

      Thanks Suzanne. We are happy to give a very quality & healthy recipes to our hub readers. Also we would like to keep up the process of giving step by step instructions & photos. This would lead to easy understanding of cooking any recipes. Also one more motto we have it to share good healthy recipes to viewers globally.

      Thanks & Regards


    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      5 years ago from London, Canada

      Hi Eiddwen,

      Thanks for your vote. Still lot more recipes to come. Keep watching us !

      Thanks & Regards


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      5 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and another to save.

      Enjoy your day.


    • choosetolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Ravi and Swastha 

      5 years ago from London, Canada

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan,

      Thanks for your feedback & thanks again for voting up.


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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is one of my favourite breakfast option!

      Well done with nice, helpful pictures! Voted up!

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      Suzanne Day 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Another great recipe from Choosetolive. The photo for this one caught my eye and I love the step by step photos you have taken the time to make showing me how to make it. This looks like a filling recipe using nutritious ingredients and I'm going to bookmark it and give it a go next time my kids want something new for dinner. Voted awesome and rated!


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