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Aug 23, 2011

Brown Rice Rava Upma

This is a healthier version of upma made with brown rice. Here is how I prepared Rava with brown rice.

Wash brown rice well, drain all the water. Spread some newspapers on a flat surface, pour the well drained rice, spread loosely and allow the rice to dry well. It might take a day for this process. 

When the rice becomes completely dry, make it into a rough (flaky) powder (rava texture) with the help of a blender. Don’t make it too soft. That’s all! Brown Rice Rava is ready to use.

It might seem a lengthy process, but trust me it is not all a heavy work.

Now here is the recipe for Upma:

  • 1 cup Brown Rice Rava
  • ¼ cup Green Peas (Fresh or Frozen)
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 small Onion, chopped lengthwise
  • 1 or 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 or 4 green Chilies, chopped
  • Salt
For Seasoning/Tempering:
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Bengal Gram (పచ్చి శెనగపప్పు, Chana Dal)
  • ½ tsp Black Gram (మినప్పప్పు, Urad Dal)
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1or 2 dry Red Chilies, broken


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add cumin seeds + Bengal gram + black gram and sauté well. 

Then add red chilies + curry leaves + onions + tomatoes + green chilies + green peas. Sauté well and pour water. Add salt as required and mix well. Allow the water to boil and the contents cook well.

Meanwhile, in a different pan dry roast rava well till it turns light brown in color. Add this to the boiling water, stir well.

Leave the pan on medium flame for some time until all the water is absorbed and the contents are well cooked. 

Finally turn off the flame and transfer the steaming hot and delicious upma to a serving bowl.

Enjoy the healthy and yummy upma with desired chutney or sambar.


Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Upma looks super filling and wonderful Uma..

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

very healthy one....looks nice

Reva said... [Reply]

Upma looks yummy.. very healthy indeed:) First time here and I enjoyed browsing through your recipes... Very Professionally done. Glad to follow u...

divya said... [Reply]

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... mouth watering here.. looks so so so delicious and healthy.. simply inviting dear. .

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow, what a great creation, upma looks delicious :)

Sobha Shyam said... [Reply]

upma looks very delicious, lovely preparation, thanx for the visit to my space, glad to follow u..

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

Nice healthy variation for regular Upma

Shylaja said... [Reply]

Healthy version of Rava upma.Looks delicious
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Kurryleaves said... [Reply]

healthy and delicious upma...looks yumm

Unknown said... [Reply]

that looks very healthy and very very yummy! :) cheers, priya

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