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sooji upma
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Sooji Upma

Sooji Upma- A quick, light and easy semolina and vegetable pilaf for breakfast
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: sooji upma, upma
Servings: 2 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1/2 cup Semolina / Sooji
  • 2 cup Water / Paani
  • 3 tbsp Green Peas / Hari Matar boiled or frozen
  • 1 small Potatoes / Aloo
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 medium Tomato / Tamatar chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya


  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1 tsp Black lentil / Urad daal
  • 1 tbsp Green chili/hari mirch chopped
  • 10 Curry Leaves / Kadi Patta
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts / Moongphali crushed


  • Heat cooking oil or ghee in a heavy bottom wide pan .
  • Add the crushed peanuts and fry on low heat for few seconds ,now add the other tempering ingredients and cook till mustard start crackling.
  • Now add the chopped potatoes ,stir and then cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat till potatoes become soft then add peas and stir fry for few seconds.
  • Now add semolina in the pan and roast till light pink in colour
  • Add hot water,chopped tomato, salt, turmeric,red chilli powder and stir quickly,
  • Keep mixing till it become semi thick,now cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and add lemon juice and green coriander.
  • Garnish with fresh grated coconut and roasted peanuts.
  • If it become too dry then just add 1/2 cup warm wate,mix and cook for few seconds.
  • Serve with coconut chutney


  • -you can use cashew nuts instead of peanuts.
  • can add any vegetables of your choice to make it more healthy and colourful.