Idly Rava Upma | Quick Breakfast

South Indian Breakfast: Idly Rava Upma

Servings: 2

Duration: 20 minutes 

Upma is a kind of thick porridge which is smooth & easy to swallow especially for kids. It’s a quick and easy breakfast from south India which is prepared with semolina/ broken wheat/ Sooji / rava / Oats and also contains onion, tomato, green chillies etc.,

In any Indian home Easy and quick breakfast recipe is Upma, people who like Upma are very less but most of the people who like Upma in different variations if it cooked with spices, Veggies which makes your Upma tasty & delicious 😋

I made a tasty Upma with fine Idly Rava which is a healthy dish, you can make when you got bore of eating normal Upma..

Let’s start with ingredients and follows Procedure


  • Idly Rava – Fine quality – 160 gms
  • Cashew nuts – 10 pieces
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 3 Tb sb
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 Tb sp
  • Chana dal – 1/2 Tb sp
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 lemon or 1/2 tb sp
  • Water – 400 ml

Finely chopped :

  • White onion – Medium sized – 1
  • Green chilly – 1
  • Ginger – 1/2 Tb sp
  • Curry leaves – 10
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup


  • Heat deep frying pan over medium heat
  • Add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, Chana dal, green chilly, ginger & curry leaves
  • Saute and add cashew nuts
  • Mix well & Add chopped onion
  • Saute a minute and add salt & turmeric powder
  • Mix well and add idly Rava
  • Combine well and saute
  • Next add water, mix well & cover with lid
  • Cook 5-7 mins and open lid, mix well.
  • Turn off heat and add chopped cilantro and lemon juice
  • Mix well & cover with lid.. let it set more 5 minutes
  • Now, Idly rava is ready to serve
  • Serve hot or cold with Coconut 🥥 Chutney or Spicy Roasted Split chickpeas powder

Step by step process shown below with pictures:



  • Adjust salt and spicy level according to taste
  • Lemon juice is optional

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious! Your cooking is very similar to my Mom’s! That’s why I love all your recipes so much. My passed away 20 years ago unexpectedly and what Tamil dishes I know how to make is from memory, now with your blog I have a place to go to find some nostalgic Tamil recipes. Thanks!

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Heart touching appreciation, I hope your love on my blog should grow more n more. If possible share my blog with your friends and family 🙂👍 I like to pin your comment


    2. Ramyarecipes says:

      Thank you so much 🙂🙏


    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Really 😀 good to try👌 thank you

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Great idea making with idly Rava 👍🏼!!! Thought so many times to prepare but never tried!! Thanks for sharing nice recipe!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Nice to know your view on Idly Rava Upma, I’m sure you won’t disappoint worth trying. Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Megala says:

    Upma looks so delicious !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Thank you Megala 👍

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Anusha says:

    whats the water ratio for this


    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Checkout ingredients list


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