Is upma good for breakfast

Rava Upma - a savory South Indian breakfast with semolina

From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., the Kapha time dominates. Most people are not yet hungry by then. A warm porridge with warming spices and optionally rice flakes, barley, oats, spelled, kamut etc. fills our stomach and gives us energy for the whole day. In addition, thanks to the spices, it is easy to digest. With just a few simple steps you can convert this dish with various types of vegetables into an easily digestible main meal.

The combination of spices and cereals ensures a regulated blood sugar level and a
strong immune system. This dish is high in protein and fiber, is low in fat, and increases energy levels.

Tip: try my coconut chutney with it.



  • 100g rava (semolina)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1TLUrad Dha
  • Curry leaves
  • 1TL mustard seeds
  • 6PCS Ghee
  • 2TL raisins
  • 2TLCashew nuts
  • 360ml water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • Fruit at will
  1. Roast the rava in about 2 teaspoons of ghee until the color changes. Then remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of ghee in another pan, cut the shallots and ginger into small pieces, add and fry a little. Add Urid Dhal, cashew nuts and raisins and fry until lightly brown. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves.

  3. Now add hot water and season with a little salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature and simmer. Add the rava while stirring constantly. Add 2 teaspoons of ghee and simmer covered for 5-6 minutes until the water is soaked up and the rava is creamy.

  4. Stir again and refine according to your personal taste with coconut flakes, banana or other fruit.