Spicy Upma





  • sooji(regular)/upma ravva:1 cup.
  • Bay leaves:8
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • urad dal(split):1 tsp.
  • chana dal:1 tsp.
  • turmeric powder:a pinch.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • Garam masala powder:1/2 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder:1/2 tsp.
  • Fresh coconut(grated):2 tbsp.
  • lemon:1
  • coriander:2 tbsp.
  • Ginger garlic paste:1 tsp.
  • Green chillies:4(slit).
  • Onion:1(medium sized).
  • Carrot:1(finely chopped).
  • Tamotoes:2(medium sized).
  • oil:2 tbsp.
  • Ghee:2 tbsp.
  • Water:3 cups.


  • Ginger garlic paste is optional.you can use only ginger pieces which is finely chopped into very small pieces.


  • Roast the ravva(Dry roast) until it turns golden brown color or otherwise until nice aroma occurs.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and cracle mustard seeds and then fry urad dal and chana dal until they turn golden brown.
  • Now add bay leaves,green chillies,ginger garlic paste(or)thin ginger pieces as you prefer and fry for half a minute.
  • Now add thin sliced onionsuntil they turn golden brown color.
  • Now add chopped carrot and tomato pieces(cut the tomato into very small pieces) and cook until the tomato turns into pulp.
  • Add red chilli powder,turmeric,garam masala and cook for one minute.
  • Now add water and cover the lid and let it boil.
  • Add the salt,ghee and add sooji slowly by continuously stirring(so no lumps aer formed) the water in kadai.
  • Cover it and cook it in low flame for 5 minutes until it is cooked.
  • Now turn off the flame
  • Add chopped coriander,lemon juice and give mix it nicely.

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