Semolina Upma Recipe - Food Fanatic

Semolina Upma Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Indian Mustard Seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Carrot, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Fine Semolina
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt
  • roasted cashews Cashew Nuts, fried, for optional garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal. Once the seeds start to pop, add the curry leaves.
  2. Quickly add the onions and stir to let the onions soften. Add the carrots and peas and stir for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the semolina and 1 1/2 cups of water and salt. Stir as it thickens keeping the heat to medium. This should only take a minute.
  4. Once it is getting thicker, stir in the yogurt and remove from the heat.
  5. Garnish with cashews and serve immediately.


  • Urad dal is a specific type of black lentil without skin that you can find in Indian groceries. If you can’t find them, it’s okay to skip it. It adds a slight crunch but not much flavor.
  • If you don’t have the mustard seeds or curry leaves, you can omit them too, especially if you are making this for a toddler.

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