Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe – Sooji Upma Recipe

Vegetable Rava Upma is a traditional south Indian breakfast dish that is made from semolina and cooked along with vegetables and seasonings. This dish is popularly called as Khara Bath in Karnataka. At home we love to serve it along with a hot cup of freshly brewed filter coffee to make a complete breakfast with some fresh fruits on the side.  Sooji (Semolina/ Rava), Onion, Ginger, Green Chillies, Curry leaves, Carrot (Gajjar), Green beans (French Beans), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Asafoetida (hing), Oil, Ghee, Lemon, Sugar, Salt   1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava) 1 Onion , finely chopped 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped 1/2 cup Green beans (French Beans) , finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1 teaspoon Oil , for cooking 3 tablespoons Ghee 1 Lemon , juice extracted 1/2 teaspoon Sugar Salt , to taste     5   30     To begin making the Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe/ Sooji Upma, prep all the ingredients and keep aside.In a saucepan; boil 3 cups of water along with salt and a dash of sugar and set aside. Add the vegetables to this water and cook it until the sooji/rava gets roasted.Heat oil in heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; add mustard seeds, half urad dal seeds and allow it to crackle and the dal to turn golden brown and crisp.Stir in the onions, ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies and sauté until onions are tender.Stir in the semolina and roast along with the onion mixture until you get the light roasted aroma.Gradually pour the hot water into the above mixture and continue to stir in the process. Turn the heat to low, cover the pan and allow the Rava Upma to cook and steam in the heat.Keep stirring occasionally to avoid lumps. This will take about 10 minutes.Finally stir in the ghee and lemon juice and sauté for a couple of minutes on low heat until all the ingredients are well combined. The ghee enhances the flavour of the Rava Upma/ Sooji Upma.Serve Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe along with Coconut Chutney and South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe With Filter Coffee Powder for a complete south Indian Breakfast.