Upma(tomato Bhath)

No matter where you go in India, Upma is a hot favorite breakfast food! Originally from South India, this tasty dish can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or as a snack and is so wholesome you can even make a meal of it!


  1. Semolina/Upma rava – 1cup

  2. Cooking oil – 2tsp

  3. Curry leaves – 5to 6

  4. Green chillies slit lengthwise – 2

  5. 1″ piece of ginger grated

  6. Mustard seeds – 3/4tsp

  7. 2 medium-sized onions chopped fine

  8. 2 medium tomatoes chopped fine

  9. Salt to taste

  10. 2 cups water

  11. Pinch of turmeric powder

  12. Juice of 1/2 a lime

  13. Chopped coriander to garnish – 2tsp.



  • Heat a griddle or flat pan on a medium flame and roast the semolina lightly. Stir frequently and do not allow it to brown. Once done, remove onto a tray or platter and keep aside.

  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. When the spluttering stops, add the grated ginger and stir well. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add the onion and tomatoes and fry till translucent and soft.

  • Add the water, turmeric and salt to taste and bring to a boil.

  • Add the roasted semolina, a little at a time, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps from forming.

  • Simmer and cook till the Upma is like a very thick porridge.

  • After done turn off the heat and squeeze the lime juice over the Upma and mix well.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves at the end.


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