- Rava (suji) – 1 cup
- Big Onion – 1 medium size finely chopped
- Tomato – 1 medium size finely chopped
- Green Chilli – 1 medium size finely chopped
- Curry leaves – 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds, urad dhal mixture – 1 tsp
- Bengal Gram – 1 tsp
- Lemon juice – 3-4 drops
- Water – 1 cup
- Ghee – 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- Heat kadai and fry rava till it is evenly heated (If you take in dry hand it will flow freely without sticking. It will also become crispy). Do not allow the rava to become brown. Keep the fried rava aside.
- Take a saute pan (or any vessel) and heat oil in it.
- Add Mustard seeds, urad dhal mixture, Bengal gram and wait till the mustard splits.
- Add Onion, curry leaves and fry till onion turns golden brown.
- Add Green Chilli and tomato. Fry till tomato is cooked.
- Add water, lemon juice and ghee to it.
- When the water is about to boil (water in the sides of the vessel will start bubbling) lower the flame.
- Add the fried rava little by little using one hand and keep mixing with spoon using the other hand. The mixture should be evenly blended without any lumps (side by side mixing is done to avoid lumps).
- Close the vessel and leave it in low flame itself for 2 minutes.
- Open the vessel, mix the contents and leave it closed for another two minutes in low flame.
- By this time the Upma will be cooked fully.
Delicious, yummy upma is ready to eat.