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Simple and delicious Andhra style Tomato Rava Upma

This is a traditional breakfast of Andhra Pradesh, and is fulfilling. Try it out.

Tomato Rava Upma

Tomato Rava Upma

This can be served and lunch or dinner.

Prep in: 10 M

Cooks in: 30 M

Total in: 40 M

Makes: 4 Servings


  • 1 cup sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 dry red chili, cut into half
  • 6 to 7 curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • salt, as required
  • hot water, as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 sprig coriander (dhania) leaves, finely chopped

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How to make

  • To begin making the Tomato Upma recipe, firstly, roast the sooji in a cast iron pan and roast it till it slightly changes its colour. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the mustard seeds, hing, red dry chili and curry leaves. Cook it for about 30 seconds.
  • Next, add the onions and green chilies and cook till the onion becomes soft and translucent.
  • Next, add the tomatoes and let it cook till the tomatoes become mushy and soft.
  • Add the spice powders including red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice and cook it for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the sooji and the required water. Stir continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes. Once it is cooked properly, switch the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve Tomato Rava Upma along with chutney of your choice.

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