Peas Upma

Upma / uppittu (also known as Khara bath in bangalore) is at least one time breakfast menu in a week, it is also the most common breakfast item. This does not require much time for preparation nor needs any side dish to be served with along. upma is prepared from Semolina, it can also be prepared with more veggies which can be more nutritious.We will learn below the simple steps to prepare upma.


1 cup
Green peas
¼ cup
Green chilly
1/ cup chopped
To taste
1 Finely chopped
1 finely chopped
2 glass

To temper:

1 table spoon
Mustard seeds
1/ 2 tea spoon
Cumin seeds
1/ tea spoon
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder
4-5 tea spoon

  1. Roast the semolina in a frying pan with 2 tea spoon of oil until semolina turns golden brown. Keep it a side.
  2. Heat the frying pan with 1 table spoon of oil, when oil is heated add the item for temper given in ‘to temper’ section.
  3. When mustard seeds start spluttering add chopped green chilly, and peas to this and sauté for few mins. (I added green peas first here since I am using the dried peas (vatane) which were soaked overnight, if you are using the fresh green peas (matar) from market then you can add it after you add tomatoes)
  4. Add chopped onion and fry until onions become translucent, add tomato to this and fry for 3 - 4 mins.
  5. Add water and salt to this. Mix well and check the taste for salt, it should taste little salty since the semolina absorbs the salt from water. Wait until water starts boiling.
  6. Add roasted semolina to this and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid for 4-5 mins so that rava completely absorbs water and get cooked.
  7. You can garnish this with coriander / sev papdi.