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Vegetable Upma


I never liked upma until I started making it for my daughter. And guess what, this is my daughter’s all time favorite meal. I think vegetable upma is one such meal which can be prepared in a matter of a few minutes. Preferably, it is made in breakfast but my little one enjoys it even in her dinner time.

Author - Arpana

Prep time - 5 minutes

Cook Time - 8 to 10 minutes

Category - Vegetarian

Method - Cooking


Vegetable upma is not just super healthy but it is equally easy and quick to prepare. You can serve this to your little one in breakfast or for lunch.


2 tbl Rava

½ tbl ghee

½ tsp mustard seeds or rai

½ tsp ajwain or carom seeds

Salt as per taste

½ Black pepper powder (optional)

Veggies that I prefer

1 garlic clove (optional. I usually add garlic in her diet twice or thrice in a week).

1 tbl spoon green peas

½ grated carrot

½ tbl spoon palak or spinach leaf ( or any leafy that is available)

½ tbl spoon fresh coriander leaf

Secret Ingredient

Roasted Gram dal powder


Step 1

Heat the pan in low flame and ghee.

Step 2

Add mustard seeds or rai. Once rai crackled, add ajwain or cumin seeds.

Step 3

Put all the veggies and saute for a min or so.

Step 4

Add salt and crushed black pepper. Stir well. Let the veggies cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add roasted gram powder and rava or semolina and mix well. Stir continuously and roast the rava until it slightly changes its colour. Mostly this process will take 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 6

Add hot water and mix well. Cook further for about 2 to 3 minutes. I usually keep upma little runny as my daughter likes it that way.

Step 7

Transfer upam into a serving plate and enjoy the meal time with you kid.

The measurement given above serves 1 small bowl. Cooking time may vary.

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