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How to Make Vegetable Upma?

Updated on April 27, 2019
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Upma is a common breakfast recipe from South India. Upma with a strong filter coffee is a traditional breakfast in South Indian homes. Upma is a light and nutritious breakfast which is cooked using semolina and vegetables. It’s an easy recipe which doesn’t take much time to prepare. Upma can also be eaten as an evening snack. If you are looking for something light to eat which is nutritious & healthy then this recipe is definitely for you.

Ingredients for Vegetable Upma

  • 1 1/2 cups semolina (rawa or suji)
  • 1 medium carrots cut into ¼ inch cubes and blanched
  • 6-8 french beans cut into ¼ inch cubes and blanched
  • 1/4 cup green peas blanched
  • 1 medium green capsicum chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 15-20 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons split black gram without skin (dhuli urad dal)
  • according to taste salt

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: serves 4

Instructions

  1. Chop onion, green chillies and ginger into very small pieces. Heat the cooking oil in a non stick pan. Now add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Add ginger, curry leaves and urad dal and sauté for a minute. Heat 3 cups water in another non stick pan and keep aside.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. When the onion becomes golden in color, add semolina and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the green chillies, salt according to taste and mix. Sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add hot water to the pan and cook till most of the water is absorbed by the semolina. Add carrot, beans, peas and mix. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add capsicum and mix. Cover the pan again and cook till the semolina is properly cooked.
  6. Garnish the dish with coriander leaves and freshly scraped coconut. Serve the dish hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories 231
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 609 mg25%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How To Make Veg Upma | Easy & Healthy Breakfast Recipe | Masala Trails

© 2019 Shaloo Walia

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    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Thanks Peggy! Upma is very nutritious and also quite easy to make.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds truly nutritious with all of the vegetables added and the flavorings would make it really tasty. Thanks for writing about this quick breakfast recipe.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      @MsDora I am sure you will like it.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing. Some ingredients are unfamiliar. Will have to look them up--something new to learn.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      @Bill Upma is not very common in North India. We Punjabis are more into paranthas for breakfast

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My education continues. Never heard of upma.....thanks for sharing.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      @Louise you're welcome!

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      Louise Powles 

      2 years ago from Norfolk, England

      This sounds lovely. Thankyou for the recipe. =)

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