Sooji upma or rava upma with mixed vegetables and homemade ghee is a quick and simple South Indian breakfast, which can be made in 20 minutes.
Simple South Indian Breakfast Recipe:
Sooji/Rava is always a handy ingredient for the busy moms. You can make Instant Dosa, Idli and even desserts using sooji. Sooji upma is one of the quickest dish using Sooji that can be done in under 30 minutes.
I added mixed vegetables and ghee in this upma for making it healthier and tasty for kids. It is also the best recipe for beginners who are learning to cook Indian food.
- Avoid roasting Sooji for a long time or until the color changes to golden brown.
Avoid overcooking the vegetable it should be little crunchy in this recipe. Over cooked vegetables tend to become mushy and will get mashed with sooji.
Adding ghee is purely your option you can also use oil instead of ghee, but ghee amplifies flavor and taste.
Add Sooji slowly in the boiling water and keep stirring it, to avoid lumps in upma.
You can also make this upma even simpler without adding vegetables or add your favorite vegetable.
How to serve Sooji Upma?
Serve Sooji upma with coconut chutney, peanut chutney, sambar or just with sugar.
Sooji Upma or Rava Upma with mixed vegetables and homemade ghee is a quick and simple South Indian breakfast, which can be made in 20 minutes.
- 1 cup SOOJI (RAVA)
- 1 cup ONION CHOPPED
- 0.25 cup CARROT CHOPPED
- 0.25 cup GREEN BEANS CHOPPED
- 0.25 cup PEAS GREEN RAW
- 2 tbsp OIL
- 0.50 tsp MUSTARD SEEDS
- 1 tsp URAD DAL
- 10 no CURRY LEAVES
- 0.25 tsp HING OR ASAFOETIDA
- 2.50 tbsp GHEE
- 0.25 cup CILANTRO (CORIANDER)LEAVES RAW
- 3 cup WATER
- 1 no GREEN CHILIES
- 0.50 tsp GINGER
- 1 tsp SALT TABLE
In a pan heat a tsp of ghee, add sooji and roast it until nice aroma comes out. Remove the roasted sooji from the pan and keep aside until needed.
In the same pan heat 2 tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp of melted ghee. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
Add urad dal and wait until the color changes into golden brown. Add asafoetida, curry leaves, grated ginger, chopped onion, green chilies and cook until onion becomes soft.
Add chopped carrot, beans, peas and mix well. Cook until vegetables get half cooked.
Add 3 cups of water and bring it to boil. Add salt and check for the salt at this stage (the boiling water should be little salty). Add roasted sooji and keep stirring. Cook until all the water content gets absorbed by the sooji. Garnish it with chopped cilantro.