Monday, April 11, 2011

Ragi-Rava Upma


Rava / Sooji / Cream of Wheat - 1 cup
Ragi / Finger Millet Flour - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Green Chilies - 4 slit
Ginger - 2 tsp (chopped)
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 TBSP
Yogurt - 1 cup (well beaten)
Water - 2 1/2 cups

  1. Roast the rava with 1 tsp of ghee or oil until golden brown in low flame.  Switch off the flame and mix in the ragi flour and roast without the heat.
  2. Microwave version:  Place the rava in a microwavable plate or bowl and mix with oil or ghee and cook on high powder for a minute.  Add the ragi flour and mix well and cook for an another 30 seconds.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.  After spluttering add urad dal and fry until golden brown.  
  4. Add the chopped onion, green chilies, ginger, asafetida and curry leaves.  Fry until the onion is translucent.
  5. Now add the water, yogurt and salt.  When the water starts boiling, add the rava-ragi mixture and mix it without any lumps.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with pickle or chutney of your choice.


  1. That is a novel idea to mix ragi with sooji! I got to try soon :)

  2. Wat a healthy upma, never tried adding ragi flour in upma,interesting..

  3. Very innovative recipe....looks yum...

  4. That's very healthy indeed- thanks for sharing!
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  5. Healthy upma. have never tried with ragi. Sure gonna try.

  6. Hi Latha!
    Here's an award for you on my blog... Do collect it and pass it on!And keep the yummy recipes coming :)


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