How to Prepare Wheat Rava Upma

Wheat rava upma is an Indian holistic food. It is very easy to make and you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a purely vegetarian dish, and can be consumed even on days of the religious fasting. It is very popular for that purpose in South India. Best of all, it doesn't take long to prepare.


  • 2 small cups wheat rava
  • 1 teaspoons Bengal gram
  • 3 whole red chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon black gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small cup frozen green peas


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    Place a wok onto a gas burner.
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    Add 1 teaspoon of oil into it.
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    Add red chillies, Bengal gram and black gram. Let them splutter for a few seconds.
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    Add wheat rava. Mix all of the ingredients together well.
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    Fry the ingredients over a low flame.
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    Transfer the cooked ingredients to a plate.
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    Prepare a pressure cooker. Place the pressure cooked on a gas burner. Switch it on.
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    Add two teaspoons of oil into the pressure cooker.
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    Add the mixture of the wheat rava to the cooker.
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    Place some frozen green peas in a small bowl. Wash well under running water, then drain.
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    Add the peas to the wheat rava mixture.
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    Add sufficient amount of water. For 2 cups of wheat rava ,add two small cups of water into it.
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    Mix well with the ladle.
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    Close the lid of the pressure cooker. Cook until two whistles are heard.
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    Turn off the gas burner. Wait for few minutes for the pressure to settle down. Then remove the lid of the cooker.
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    Add lemon juice to the upma.
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    Take a small bowl. Add the prepared upma to the small bowl. Pat it with the help of the ladle, to cause it to settle down well in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a plate.
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    Reverse the bowl in such a manner that the plate is placed above the bowl. Slowly remove the bowl and the mould of the upma will appear on the plate.
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    Take a leaflet of curry leaf. Place it in the centre of the mould.
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    Serve. Upma is ready to be served with the coconut chutney or any other pickle or chutney.


  • You can add fried cashew nuts and almonds also.
  • Grated coconut can also be used for garnishing.
  • Fresh curd can also be served as a side dish.


  • Do not over cook the upma in the cooker; to do so will spoil the dish.
  • Add a sufficient amount of water; too little or too much water will spoil the dish.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking pan or pot
  • Indian pressure cooker (suitable for sitting on a naked flame)
  • Small bowl
  • Mixing ladle

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