Vegetable (Semolina) Upma Recipe.

Vegetable (Semolina) Upma Recipe.

This is authentic Maharashtrian breakfast recipe. You can find this recipe mostly in Maharashtrian wedding. So let’s start…

Preparation Time 15 minutes

Cooking Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Author: Asmi Kadam.


·      1 cup Semolina ( preferred thick rava)

·      Two medium size chopped Onion

·      3 to 4 chilies

·      2 teaspoons split black Gram ( Urad dal )

·      1 teaspoons Mustard seeds

·      Curry leaves

·     Asafoetida 

·      Oil

·      Clarified butter ( Ghee)

·      Coriander for garnishing

·      Salt

·      Vegetable:

Ø Green Peas (half cup)

Ø Carrot ( chopped in small pieces)

Ø 1 chopped Tomatoes 


Take 1 and half glass of water in small pot and heat for some time. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and green peas into the water and rest for the boil on a slow flame. Once peas gets boil, slow the flame.

On the other side, heat a vessel on another gas stove. Roast the semolina for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Then, transfer the semolina in a plate.

In a same vessel pour some oil. Once oil gets heated, add mustard seeds. When it’s started fluttering add split black gram. Once the colour of Dal gets changed, add asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped green chilies, onion and small pieces of carrots. Sauté well, till onion turn change the colour. Now add chopped tomatoes. Mix well. Once tomatoes cooked well, add half teaspoon of salt in the mixture.


Then, you can add roasted semolina and fry well on medium flame. Now add the boil water of green peas which is there on another pot. Mix well on medium high flame and keep a lid on vessel for few minutes. As we have already added salt so no need to add here.

After 2 minutes, remove the lid. Semolina should be perfectly cooked. You can check the taste. Add salt if needed. Then, pour some ghee on the top of the upma and keep lid on the vessel. Keep the upma for 2 more minutes on the flame. Mix it well and garnish with coriander.

Serve hot.

Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

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