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Rice Rava Upma Recipe:


  • 1 cup rice rava (uppudu pindi/arisi rava)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/4 cup peas or mixed vegetables
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. In a pan, dry roast the rice rava over medium heat until lightly golden brown.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, green chilies, ginger, asafoetida and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the peas or mixed vegetables and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the water, salt and bring it to boil.
  6. Slowly add the roasted rice rava, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the rava is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  8. Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro.

Enjoy your Rice Rava Upma! This is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish made with rice rava, which is a type of fine-ground rice that is used to make various dishes. It’s easy to prepare and is versatile as it can be made with different vegetables, and you can also add some nuts or dry fruits to give it a different flavor. You can adjust the water quantity as per your preference of consistency.






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