Suji Upma
    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Suji Upma

    Suji (semolina) upma is a popular dish that is tasty, healthy and is preferred as a morning breakfast. To make the upma, suji is first roasted and then cooked with fried vegetables, spices and water. It is decorated with fried cashew nuts. Follow this easy recipe and make delicious upma at your home. It does not take long to make upma and can be done in 20-25 minutes.

    Preparation Time
    10 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    25 Minutes
    Meal Type:


    Suji (Semolina)1 CupAsafoetida (Hing)A Pinch
    Curry Leaves1 - 2 TwigsOnion (Finely Chopped)1 Medium
    Ginger Finely Grated1 TeaspoonGreen Chilies2 Finely Chopped
    Carrot Finely Sliced4 TablespoonPeas3 Tablespoon
    Capsicum Finely Chopped3 TablespoonTomato Finely Chopped1 Medium
    Fried Cashew Nut8 - 10 Pc ChoppedCorriander Leaves Finely Chopped2 Tablespoon
    Chaat Masala1/2 TeaspoonSalt1/4 Teaspoon Or As Per Taste
    Red Chilli Powder1/4 Teaspoon Or As Per TasteGhee Or Oil3 - 4 Tablespoon
    Water1 3/4 Cup  

    • Heat 2 tablespoon of ghee in a wok or heavy base pan on medium heat.
    • When the ghee melts, add Suji (semolina) and fry it on a low flame while stirring continuously. Fry it for about 4-5 minutes or until the suji turns golden brown (the time depends on the thickness of the pan).
    • Take out the suji in a plate and keep it aside.
    • Heat 2 tablespoons again in a pan. When the ghee becomes hot, add asafetida (asafoetida), curry leaves, finely chopped onions, green chillies and ginger. Fry it for about 2-3 minutes or till the onion becomes translucent.
    • Add all the vegetables (finely chopped carrots, peas, capsicum and tomatoes). Add salt, chaat masala and red chilli powder to it and fry it again for about 2-3 minutes.
    • Add water and allow the mixture to boil. When the water starts boiling, add roasted suji and mix well. Stir continuously for 1 minute to avoid lumps.
    • Cover the pan and cook the upma on low heat for about 3-4 minutes until the mixture thickens.
    • Turn off the heat, remove the cover and allow the upma to set for 10 minutes. Add fried cashew nuts and coriander leaves and mix well.
    • Delicious upma is ready to be served. Enjoy this delicious and healthy upma at your breakfast.
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