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Vegetable Upma Recipe | South Indian Recipe

Easy and Healthy Vegetable Upma Recipe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Geetanjali Kolvekar Saini


  • 1 Cup Sooji or Semolina.
  • 1 Chopped Onion.
  • 2 Finely Chopped Green Chillies.
  • 1 Inch Finely Chopped Ginger.
  • 1 Medium Size Chopped Carrot.
  • ½ Chopped Capsicum.
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Peas.
  • 1 Small Tomato Optional.
  • 4-5 Beans.
  • ½ tsp Oil or Ghee.
  • Salt to Taste.
  • For Seasoning:
  • 2 ½ tbsp Oil.
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds.
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal.
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal.
  • 1-2 Red Chillies.
  • Pinch of Asafoetida.
  • Few Coriander Leaves.
  • A Sprig of Curry Leaves.


  • Dry Roast the sooji until hot to touch, it will give nice aroma.
  • Chop all the vegetables finely and keep it aside.
  • First of all heat oil in a pan, when it gets heated add mustard seeds, when mustard seeds sizzles add urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • When urad dal and chana dal becomes brown add finely chopped onions and saute it till becomes transparent.
  • Now add ginger, green chillies and saute it for few more minutes.
  • Now add all the vegetables, cover it and cook it for 2-3 minutes, don’t overcook it.
  • Now add 2 cups of water, needed salt and bring it to boil, when it starts boiling add ½ tsp of ghee.
  • Taste the water to check salt, if it is slightly salty, it will be perfect, or not.
  • Once we add raw reduce the heat to low, add sooji gradually with one hand and stir continuously with other hand, so that it does not form lumps.
  • Cover and cook on low heat, once the water is absorbed, mix well and cook covered on low heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring in between.
  • Delicious rawa vegetable upma is ready to be served, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.