Here's a quick, tasty, traditional Indian breakfast recipe based on healthy semolina. This Rava Upma is filled with the richness of green peas and carrots. For some crunchiness add sev over it and serve.
Gurdip kohli Punj's Rava Upma recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-10-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • 1 tbsp clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5 to 7 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp split Bengal gram
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 1 cup boiled green peas
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup semolina (rava)
  • roasted
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Milk as required
  • salt
  • water
  • For Garnish: Sev chopped coriander


  1. 1

    Heat a little clarified butter in a pan and add mustard seeds curry leaves and split Bengal gram.
  2. 2

    Also add chopped onions chopped green chillies, boiled green peas and chopped carrot.
  3. 3

    Mix well and cook.
  4. 4

    Add roasted semolina to this mix and sprinkle a little sugar and salt to give the upma its taste.
  5. 5

    Pour a little water and milk into another pan and let it boil.
  6. 6

    Pour this milk into the semolina mixture.
  7. 7

    Mix well.
  8. 8

    If required add some more ghee and mix.
  9. 9

    Transfer the upma to a serving plate.
  10. 10

    Garnish it with with sev and chopped coriander.
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Gurdip Kohli Punj


Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj has fond memories of the Gurudwara kitchen where her family rolled out chapattis, chopped vegetables, and stirred large pots of dal as 'sewa'. This was no mere chore for young Gurdip; she enjoyed cooking for people! She creates healthy dishes that are yummy too!

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