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How To Make Suji Upma

  • Suji Upma Recipe

    Suji (semolina) upma is a popular South Indian dish made with suji or semolina, vegetables and spices. This is delicious and healthy and is preferred as a morning breakfast, a great option for those who are looking for a gluten-free diet. It does not take long to make upma and can be done in 20 - 25 minutes. Follow this easy recipe and make delicious suji upma at your home.

    To make suji upma, first roast the semolina in a dry pan till it turns light brown and start giving an aromatic aroma. Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. When the mustard starts crackling, add chopped onions, green chillies and ginger and fry till the onions become soft and transparent.

    Add some chopped vegetables like carrots, peas and potatoes and fry for a minute. Add water and salt and let it boil. When the water starts boiling, turn heat to low and add the roasted suji stirring continuously so that there are no lumps. Cover the pan and let it cook for 5-7 minutes till the suji is cooked well and absorbs all the water. Add some ghee or oil and mix well. Decorate with fried cashew nuts.

    Suji Upma is a nutritious and healthy dish. Semolina is rich in carbohydrates and provides energy to the body. It is also rich in iron, magnesium and several essential vitamins and minerals. Vegetables such as carrots, peas and potatoes provide fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. Try classic South Indian dish Suji Upma with our recipe.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 10 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 25 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian

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suji upma Ingredients


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  

Direction To Make

  • 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), 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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