Samba Godhuma Ravai Vegetable Upma | Samba Wheat Rava Upma Recipe

Upma, an excellent and comforting South Indian snack recipe. It is often prepared for breakfast using semolina, rice rava, aval and vermicelli.  For me personlly upma is a weird food but my Hus loves upma a lot. But I accept making upma is a quick and handy suggestion after a hectic day out. I make any variety of upma once in a week for dinner when I have no idli/dosa batter or running out of dinner ideas.

Upma using samba rava is highly healthy and nutritional too. Adding good amount of colourful vegetables provides added benefits.For instant try the healthier version of upma from routine. Serve the hot upma with chutney along with lemon wedges.

Samba Godhuma Ravai Vegetable Upma Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 Minutes

Yield : serves 3


Broken Wheat Rava / Samba Godhuma Rava - 1 Cup
Water - 2 cups
Carrot - 1/4 cup, cubed
Frozen Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Peeled Potato Cubes - 1/4 cup
Green Chilli - 2, slit lengthwise
Ginger - 1 tsp, finely chopped
Onion - 1,medium finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil - 1.5 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dried Red Chilli - 1
Curry Leaves - 1 spring
Asafoetida/ Hing a pinch


  1. Spread the rava in a tray and clean it thoroughly to remove husk or any stones. Roast the rava in a dry fry pan until aromatic. Remove from flame and cool it.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard, cumin, broken red chilli, hing and curry leaves. Stir for a minute. Add the onion, ginger and green chilli, saute till the onion turns translucent.
  3. Add the peas, carrot, potato and salt as needed. Saute for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and increase the flame. When the water starts bubbling add the rava slowly and combine well using spatula. Unlike semolina this samba rava doesnot form lumps, so no need to worry while pouring the rava.
  5. Now simmer the flame and cover with lid. Let it cook for 20 minutes or until cooked soft.
  6. Squeeze a juice of lemon n garnish with coriander and serve hot with chutney.


You can add any other vegetables of your choice.
If you are gonna pack upma for lunch box add 1/2 a cup of extra water to retain upma soft until you eat.
Add a cup of chopped tomato while cooking upma to add tangy flavour for lemon if you wish.

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