How to cook Rava Upma:

Upma is a very common breakfast recipe in south India made with rava cooked as a thick porridge which is slightly spicy, tasty and very easy to prepare. There are many varieties of upma like wheat rava, sooji rava, rice rava and semiya.

Here I am sharing the wheat rava upma recipe.

Rava Upma Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 2 cups Wheat Rava
  • 1/2 cup Onion (Sliced)
  • 2 Green chilli (chopped to thin rounds)
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Channa dal
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 5 cups Water


  • Dry roast wheat rava for 2-3 mins. Keep stirring to avoid burning of rava.
  • Heat oil in a vessel.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal. 
  • When the dal is slightly turning brown, add ginger.
  • Ginger is nicely fried, add onions and green chillies and fry for 1-2mins.
  • Add salt and fry till onions are translucent.
  • Add water and bring it to bowl. Adjust salt as per your taste.
  • When water is boiling, add wheat rava slowly and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Rava begins to splash. Now place the lid and cook rava for 5mins on low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and keep it covered for few more minutes.
  • Wheat rava upma is ready. Serve hot. It goes well with chutney, tomato pickle, mango thokku or peanut powder.
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