Vegetable Upma (Rave Uppittu)

Vegetable Upma (Rave Uppittu)

One of the most popular breakfasts in India is Upma or rave uppittu, as it’s called in Kannada. It’s a light yet delicious meal, perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Like many others, this recipe has plenty of variations, and every household has its favorite version. This one happens to be our favorite because it has vegetables, comparatively fewer ingredients, and can be prepared in under 20 minutes, literally!

Rave uppittu is made with sooji rava, mixed vegetables, and a couple of spices and herbs. Continue reading to know how to make this easy breakfast recipe – Rave Uppittu.


1 cup sooji Rava (200g approximately)
2.5 cups of water
3-4 tablespoons of cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
A sprig of curry leaves
1 small red onion, chopped
2-3 Green chilies( or to taste), slit into half
100g of green peas
100g of carrot, chopped
100g of green beans, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste


First, dry roast sooji rava in a pan on low heat for about 2-3 minutes and keep that aside.

Into the same pan, add oil. Once it’s hot, add mustard seeds and allow them to pop. Next, add minced ginger and saute for 10 seconds. Then add curry leaves, green chilies, and chopped onion. Continue sauteing until the onion turns translucent.

Add all the vegetables and chopped cilantro, sprinkle some salt, and sauté for 3 – 4 minutes until cooked partially. Pour water, mix well and allow the water to come to a boil (with lid covered) on medium heat. At this point, taste for salt and adjust if required.

Maintaining the heat on low, slowly add the roasted sooji rava while you stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps. Once you have added the rava and combined it well, close the lid and allow uppittu to cook for 2 – 3 minutes on low heat.

Serve yummy upma warm, with some chutney on the side or as is. Enjoy!

Rave Uppittu (Upma)


  • Add salt and spices according to your taste and preference.
  • Rava tends to form lumps quickly, so don’t forget to keep stirring while you add it into hot water.

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