How to make Vegetable Upma

Vegetable Upma (Low Carbs) Recipe – How To Make Vegetable Upma

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How to make Vegetable Upma

Thinking of high nutrition and low carbs breakfast? Then we have the South Indian healthy breakfast delicacy – Vegetable Upma.

Made with Semolina (Suji) and vegetables, Upma is a delightful healthy recipe, which provides all the essential nutrients to your body. It is an easy recipe and doesn’t take much of your effort and time.


Serving: 4 Persons
Difficulty level: Easy
Time Required: 30 mins


  • 250 gms Semolina (Suji)
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2/3 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 5 Green Chillis
  • 2 Dry Red Chillis
  • 1 teaspoon Chana Dal
  • 1/3 cup Peas
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2/3 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 small Ginger
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • Water as required
  • Salt as required


Step 1

Take a large pan, add vegetable oil in it and heat it over medium flame. When oil bubbles start to rise, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped green chillies, ginger and whole red chilies. Mix the ingredients well with a wooden spatula.

Step 2

Add peas, chana dal and urad dal in the pan. Toss the pan well to mix the ingredients well. Then add curry leaves and stir-fry for few minutes. Meanwhile, take a chopping board and chop all the vegetables separately. Now add chopped onion, potato, tomato, carrot and capsicum in the pan and stir well.

Step 3

Add enough water in the pan and season well with salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over medium flame. Cook till the vegetables are cooked and a thick gravy is formed. Now, take a non-stick and roast semolina over medium flame for a minute or two.

Step 4

When vegetables are cooked, gradually add roasted semolina in little quantity, stir simultaneously. Keep stirring constantly and ensure there are no lumps formed. Cook for five minutes on a low flame and then transfer it to a serving bowl. Garnish with mint leaves and cashews. Serve warm.

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