Jan 22, 2012

Tomato Upma / Upumaav

Tomato Upma

A very tasty breakfast dish !!!

Serves : 2

Preparation Time + Cooking time : 20 minutes

Tip - Please use same measuring cup to measure sooji and water.


1 cup (200 g) dry roasted rawa ( sooji )

1 3/4 cups water

1 tablespoon ghee / sunflower oil / olive oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds

1/2 teaspoon urad dal

2 green chillies , slit lengthwise

1 - inch piece ginger , chopped finely

1 spring dark green curry leaves

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tomato, finely chopped

3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

1/4 cup (2 tablespoons) grated coconut for garnishing ( optional )


Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan . Add mustard seeds. When they start splutter add jeera ( cumin ) seeds and urad dal. Saute for 2- 3 minutes.

Add slit green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Shallow fry for 3 - 4 minutes or till it fragrant.

Add chopped onions and fry on a low heat till light golden in color.

Add finely chopped tomato. Saute for 5 minutes until well blended.

Add water and salt. Cover with a lid and boil water on a medium heat.

When the water starts boiling , remove the lid, reduce heat to minimum. Pour rawa evenly with one hand and simultaneously stir with a spatula with the other hand. Mixing of rawa in boiling water is very important while making upma. It should be mixed evenly - else it may form lumps - which totally spoils the dish.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5 - 8 minutes till all the water evaporates. Mix/ turn the Upma once in a while. Once ready, sprinkle grated coconut ( optional ) and serve with Mixture / Alu Bhujia / Kukka Humman / Potato Palya ...

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