Puli ravai upma

Upma is the simplest and humble breakfast that can made in a jiffy. It is also an easy recipe for beginners. It can be made with sooji, vermicelli, samba sooji.  I want to try something different in upma. So instead of adding plain water I extracted tamarind juice and mixed it with water. It gave upma a different taste. Image


Sooji – 2 cups

Water – 5  1/2 cups

Tamarind – lemon size

For tempering

Oil – 2 tbsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Green chillies – 2

Salt – As required

Turmeric powder – A pinch


  • Measure and roast the sooji in the pan and keep it aside.
  • Extract tamarind juice. Mix it with the exact quantity of water.
  • Now add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add channa dhal and urad dhal. When they turn brown, add green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add tamarind water, salt, turmeric powder and allow it to boil.
  • When they start to boil, add sooji and mix without forming any lumps.
  • Continusly stir so that they donot stick to the bottom.
  • Add coconut oil now and then to add flavour and also to make upma soft.

Note: You can add onions if necessary. It makes upma more tasty.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Very intriguing…. what is sooji eactly? And… doesn’t the dal get very hard, or does it get crispy?



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