Rava Upma Recipe South Indian Breakfast | Mixed Vegetable Suji Upma

Mixed Vegetable Rava Upma

Rava Upma

Rava Upma is a wonderfully delicious and easy to make dish.  Mixed Vegetable Rava upma is a popular South Indian breakfast preparation made from roasted semolina and a mix of veggies. South Indian semolina upma is best had with coconut chutney.

Rava Upma is highly nutritious and filling. Upma with vegetables not just tastes better but its nutrient value also increases. 

Simple Rava Upma Recipe Step By Step:

Upma or uppumavu or uppittu is a versatile dish that you can adapt to suit your personal preferences – you can add carrots, capsicum, beans, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes and peas along with suji when cooking and garnish with roasted peanuts, cashewnuts or coriander leaves.

How to make South Indian Rava Upma:

1. To make Mixed Vegetable Rava Upma, finely chop onion, ginger, green chilli, tomato, carrot, capsicum and coriander leaves.

Andhra Semolina Upma Ingredients

Upma Ingredients

2. Heat a pan, roast the suji on medium heat till it turns slightly brown and remove.

Suji for Upma with vegetables


3. Heat oil in a pan and season with mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for 1-2 mins.

4. Add the chopped onions, ginger and green chilli. Fry for a minute. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, mix well and cook covered for 1-2 minutes.

Vegetable Upma seasoning

Add seasoning

5. Tip in the chopped carrot, capsicum and green peas. Combine well.

Suji Upma with vegetables

Toss in the veggies

 6. Add the required water and salt. Cover and cook till the water comes to a boil.

Add water and salt to Semolina Upma seasoning

Add water and salt

7. Remove the lid, lower the flame and slowly add the roasted rava whilst stirring all the time. Once the excess water evaporates, add fried cashewnuts and chopped coriander to Suji Upma.

Andhra Semolina Suji Upma

Rava Upma

8. Serve Andhra Mixed Vegetable Rava Upma with a dash of lemon juice.

If you are looking for more breakfast recipes South Indian style, do try out Kobbari Paratha, Rava Idli and Medu Vada.

Suji Upma Indian Breakfast Recipe details below:

Upma Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Upma with vegetables Andhra style is a colourful and savoury vegetarian breakfast dish made with roasted semolina and packed with the goodness of vegetables. Semolina Rava Upma with vegetables is a perfect breakfast recipe, healthy and tasty too.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Semolina Suji/Rava – 1/2 cup
  • Onions – 1 small
  • Green Chilli – 1 slit
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Peas – ¼ cup
  • Carrot – 1 small
  • Capsicum – 1 small
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Cashew nuts – ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tsp
  • Chana dal – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Water – 1 – 1 ¼ cup
  1. Finely chop the onions, tomatoes, carrot, capsicum, green chilli, ginger and coriander leaves.
  2. Heat a pan and roast the suji on medium flame till it turns slightly brown. Remove.
  3. Add a tablespoon of oil in to the pan. Fry cashew nuts and remove.
  4. Add curry leaves, chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Allow to splutter.
  5. Add the chopped onions, green chilli and ginger. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Put in the chopped tomatoes and cook covered for 1-2 minutes till they turn soft.
  7. Add green peas, chopped carrot and capsicum. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add salt and water and cook covered for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove lid and once the water comes to a boil, reduce the flame and slowly add the roasted suji, stirring constantly.
  10. Once all the water is absorbed, and the dish is almost dry, add the fried cashew nuts. Drizzle a teaspoon of ghee on top and switch off the stove. Cover and keep for 5 mins for all the flavours to be absorbed.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Mixed Vegetable Rava Upma Andhra style with coconut chutney and a hot mug of filter coffee.
Recipe Notes

* To save on time, roast the semolina and store it in an air-tight container.
* Always add the roasted suji a little at a time to boiling water and keep stirring continuously to prevent lumps.
* A few drops of lemon juice can be sprinkled on top for added flavour.
* A pinch of turmeric can be added.
* Garnish with grated coconut.


Rava Upma Recipe South Indian Breakfast | Mixed Vegetable Suji Upma
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