Easy and Healthy Recipes of Semolina (Rava) Upma for Your Family!

Rava, also known as suji or semolina, is really healthy for infants, kids, big kids, and even for elders. We can make many different recipes from rava, which includes starters, main course, and desserts, too!

Upma is one of the most popular recipes of rava. We can eat upma as breakfast, as evening snacks, or give it to school kids in their tiffins. As upma is soft in texture and healthy for digestion, it can also be fed to toddlers.

Here are some different types of upma recipes that are easy to make, and are a tasty treat for your family, friends, and relatives!

Simple Upma:
Making time: 15 minutes
Serves 3 to 4 people
  1. Semolina(Suji/Rava), 1 cup
  2. Oil,3 tablespoons
  3. 1 onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 small capsicum, finely chopped
  5. 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  6. Kari Pata, 6 to 7 leaves
  7. Water, 2 cups
  8. Lemon juice, 1 spoon
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Rai, 1/2 teaspoon
  1. Take a pan, heat it on medium flame, and add oil.
  2. Add in the Rai, and let them pop. Then, add kari pata. Saute for a minute.
  3. Add in the chopped onion, and cook it for 2 minutes, and then add the capsicum and green chillies. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  4. To this veggie mixture, add the rava. Roast it for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add water and salt. Cook the upma, covered with a lid, for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with lemon juice, and serve hot!
Masala Upma:
Making time: 20 minutes
Serves 3 to 4 people
  1. Semolina (Suji/ Rava) 1cup
  2. Oil, 3-4 spoons
  3. 1 Potato, chopped
  4. 1 Onion, chopped
  5. 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  6. 2 Green chillies, chopped
  7. Kari Pata, 6 to 7 leaves
  8. Rai, 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Red chilli powder, as per requirement
  11.  Turmeric powder, 1/4th teaspoon
  12. Water, 2 cups
  13. Lemon juice, 1 spoon
  14. Chopped coriander leaves
  1. Heat a pan on medium flame, add oil, and then rai. Let them pop. 
  2. Add in the kari leaves, and stir. Then, add the potato, and cover the pan with a lid, so that the potato get cooked properly.
  3. Add in the onion, and cook it till transparent. Then, add the tomatoes and green chillies, and cook till soft.
  4. Put in the semolina, and roast for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add water, salt, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder.
  6. Cook while covered. 
  7. Garnish with lemon juice and coriander leaves. 
  8. Serve hot!
Pav bhaji Upma:
Making time: 20 minutes
Serves 3 to 4 people
  1. Semolina, 1 cup
  2. Oil, 3 to 4 spoons
  3. 1 chopped onion
  4. 1 chopped capsicum
  5. 1 chopped carrot
  6. Few green peas
  7. 2 finely chopped French beans
  8. 2 chopped tomatoes
  9. 2 spoons of chopped cabbage
  10.  2 chopped green chillies
  11. Ginger garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon
  12. Salt to taste
  13. 1/2 spoon red chilli powder
  14. 1 spoon pav bhaji masala
  15. Water, 2 cups
  16. Lemon juice, 1 to 2 spoons
  17. Coriander and raw onion, chopped for garnishing
  1. Heat a pan on medium flame, put in oil, and add all the chopped veggies (onion, capsicum, carrot, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, french beans, and green chillies). Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, and pav bhaji masala. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Then, add semolina, and roast for 1 to 2 minutes with the veggies.
  4. Add water, and cover it with a lid. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add lemon juice, and mix.
  6. Garnishing with coriander leaves and raw onion, and serve hot.
These all are simple yet tasty treats for you and your dear ones!

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