Ragi Rava Upma Recipe | How to Make Ragi Upma


Upma, uppumavu, or uppittu is a dish originating from the Indian subcontinent, most common in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtrian, and Sri Lankan Tamil breakfast, cooked as a thick porridge from dry-roasted semolina or coarse rice flour. A bowl of upma has fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats. It is low in cholesterol and calories which makes it a healthy meal and helps you have a balanced diet. Usually, upma is prepared using semolina and it is full of iron.

Upma is an easy go to breakfast idea in many homes. It is quick to make and taste delicious as well. Why not try this ragi rava upma instead of regular ones. These are delicious and is so healthy.

Rava or sooji is one of the top contenders of that coveted list in most households. Also known as semolina, rava is a good source of protein and healthy carbs. These carbs do not get metabolized quickly and thus prevent abnormal blood sugar spikes. It is rich in iron and is also cholesterol-free. Suji or Rava is Indian durum wheat which is used in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Although made from wheat, but it is not as processed and has more nutritional value than wheat flour and maida. Semolina is high in protein and fiber — both of which slowdigestion and increase feelings of fullness between meals. It’s digestion and increase feelings of fullness between meals also high in B vitamins like thiamine and folate, which have many important roles in your body, including helping convert food into energy.

Ragi is also a rich source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol level. – Ragi is best food for weight control, diabetes and a cooling the body. Natural antidepressant: Studies have shown that consuming ragi on daily basis helps in dealing with conditions like insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Also, the amino acids present in ragi work as a natural relaxant. Ragi could also be very beneficial for people with regular migraine attacks. it is gluten-free.

We can take ragi as a food in the form of,

  • Instant Ragi Dosa. Ragi Dosa are crepes made from ragi flour. …
  • Ragi Mudde. Ragi Mudde are healthy and nutritious balls made from finger millet flour.
  • Ragi Malt Recipe (Ragi Porridge)
  • Ragi Roti.
  • Ragi Ladoo.
  • Ragi Idli.
  • Ragi Halwa.
  • Ragi Kheer | Ragi Pudding.

I have made this upma with these super healthy ingredients Rava and Ragi. So we can get different taste with different texture. If you looking for some healthy diet, then it’ll be the one in daily basis.

We have to be little careful when start preparing upma. Firstly, roasting semolina and ragi properly is very important. If not roasted properly, it might turn sticky when mixed with water. Secondly, adding cold water can make the upma sticky. So, make sure to add boiling hot water to roasted rava and ragi.

This millet upma is gluten-free and healthier when compared to regular suji upma.

Upma is best served as a snack with some coconut chutney on the side and a cup of hot South Indian freshly brewed coffee to accompany it. However, it can be served with other chutneys. Some people like to eat it with a little sugar too. It is completely fine to have upma as your regular breakfast option. It can provide you with important proteins, vitamins, minerals, and carbs. You can consume up to one serving of upma every day.

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Ragi Rava Upma Recipe | How to Make Ragi Upma

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Heat oil and ghee in a pan.

  2. Add mustard seeds and urad dal and allow to splutter.

  3. Add chana dal.

  4. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.

  5. Add chopped ginger and green chilli.

  6. Add finely sliced onion, sauté until it become transparent.

  7. Add salt to this onion.

  8. Add asafoetida powder, sauté well.

  9. Add chopped tomatoes.

  10. Sauté in medium flame until it become mushy.

  11. Add roasted / unroasted rava.

  12. sauté in medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

  13. Add some fresh curry leaves.

  14. Now add ragi flour.

  15. Sauté well in medium flame until rava and ragi flout roasted well.

  16. Add hot water.

  17. Keep it in simmer and mix well.

  18. Do continuous stirring otherwise it may get to form lumps.

  19. Add salt to this upma.

  20. Add some ghee.

  21. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes in low-medium flame. Do occasional stirring.

  22. Add ghee roasted cashew nuts.

  23. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

  24. Switch off the flame. Cover and rest for 5more minutes to let ragi cook in steam of the pan itself.

  25. Heathy and tasty Ragi upma is now ready. Serve hot with coconut peanut chutney.

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