Samba Godhumai Rava Upma is a quick upma that you can make under 30 minutes. When you have no time to make a traditional breakfast like idli or dosa or if you run out of idli batter… this can come in handy and also gives you a satisfaction of an healthy filling meal.
Broken Wheat, Cracked Wheat, Fada, Dalia, Godhumai Rava, Wheat Rava, Lapsi, Bulgar are few different names given to wheat rava. They come in different sizes and is usually made by milling whole raw wheat grains coarsely. Wheat is cleaned and husked and then processed to the required size. They come in large kernels, medium size kernels or fine kernels. I have used fine broken wheat kernels / rava which suits perfectly for our south indian style upma.
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Samba Godhumai Rava 1 cup
Water 2 + 1/2 cup (max 3 cups)
Salt 3/4 teaspoon or to taste
Onion 1 cup chopped
Ginger 1 tablespoons chopped
Green Chilli 4 chopped
Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Split balck gram 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves 5 leaves
Coriander leaves 2 teaspoons (chopped)
Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon
Oil 2 tablespoons
Ghee 1 teaspoon (optional)
Lets see how tto make this Samba Godhumai Rava Upma
This is the wheat rava that i used.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, split balck gram, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Sprinkle asafoetida. Saute the onion, ginger and green chilies until it becomes slightly translucent.
Now add in water and salt. When it above to start boiling add in the samba rava and mix to combine. Reduce flame to low at this stage. It will quickly absorb the water… keep mixing until it plumps up.
Cover it with a lid and cook over very low flame for 5 minutes. Switch off!
After switching off, still keep it covered for another 5 minutes. Open and garnishw ith coriander leaves and drizzle ghee. Serve it hot with spicy chutney or even a simple pickle will do! Here is a Collection of 45+ chutney varieties.
- Serves 3
- You may add mixed veggies to this if you like… add 1/4 cup water extra to cook them.
- Add 2 & 1/2 cups of water for pressure cooker method. Bring it to a boil, add wheat rava and pressure cook upto 1 whistle and switch off. Once done, fluff with a fork.
- If you prefer mushy consistency then add 3 cups of water for 1 cup rava.