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Semolina Recipe for Breakfast | Buttermilk Upma

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup rava
  • 3 cups slightly sour buttermilk see notes
  • 1 tbsp oil I use coconut oil
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables peas, carrots, mung sprouts etc.
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp sambar powder optional


  • To prepare buttermilk upma, roast rava on medium flame for 8 minutes until aromatic.
  • Soak this in the bowl of buttermilk and salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan. Add mustard, chillies, ginger, curry leaves, and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add onions, veggies and saute on high flame for 3-4 minutes. Lower flame, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add sambar powder and soaked rava.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Cover and cook this for 7-8 mins until rava is cooked well and all the moisture is absorbed.
  • Open the pan and fluff up the upma. Serve hot.


Instead of buttermilk, whisk ¾ cup yogurt with enough water to get 3 cups of liquid and use that instead.