Simple Upma Recipe| With Onions and Fried Nuts 

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Onion upma is a very simple upma recipe. You would need semolina(rava), 1 onion, few green-chilies, and mustard seeds. This is a recipe you can prepare in 15 minutes. 

If you want to make a quick recipe for breakfast then nothing can beat the combination of upma and chai. Apart from onions, for this recipe I will be adding few fried nuts. 

Let me show you, how to make this recipe. 

Upma recipe – Preparation Steps. 

1. Dice 1 onion, 2 green chilly into small pieces. After this step is done, we will prepare the tempering mix for the upma.

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2. In a deep frying pan, heat oil. To this add ¼ tbsp. cumin seeds, ½ tbsp mustard seeds, ½ tbsp. of urad daal, 1 dry red chilly (broken into 2 halves into the pan) and 4-5 curry leaves into the mix.

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Note: Add mustard seeds first, and after it splutters add the remaining ingredients.

3. Add ¼ tbsp. chana daal, 5-6 cashew nuts , 5-6 groundnuts into the mix. Fry till they are golden brown. Keep a low flame.

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4. Now add the diced greenchilies and onions into the mix and fry it well. Add 1tbsp of salt and let the onions cook for 4-5 minutes

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Note: Onions needn’t be fried too much. Just a shallow frying would be sufficient.

5. Add 2 and half cup of water into the mix and let it boil for sometime. Add ¼ tbsp. of asafetida into the mix.

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Note: For 1 cup of Rava(semolina) add 2 cups of water.

6. Add 1 cup of semolina into the mix in small batches. This is to prevent semolina into forming clumps. Evenly spread them into the boiling water.

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7. Mix the semolina well and let it solidify. Switch off the flame once it is solidified.

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8. Chop some coriander leaves and garnish on top of your upma. Have a wonderful breakfast with onion-upma and chai! 

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Upma Combinations you may like 

• If you are a fan of spicy side dishes, you will like the combination of upma with lemon pickle or coconut chutney. 

• Or if you have a sweet tooth, you will love upma with sugar. 


You may like these recipes

Below, you can find a list of rava upma recipes, that you may like. 

1. FoodViva: Check out this vegetable rava upma recipe from foodviva. Here, they have added a lot of vegetables along with the upma. 

2. Syvum: In this link you will find an easy tomato upma recipe made in maharashtrian style. This recipe uses tomatoes, onions and greenchilies. I couldnt see any pictures in the site, but the instructions were simple and straightforward enough. Check this recipe too.


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