Carrot Upma

Sunday mornings are a bit chilled out in our home. Sleeping a little more than usual, relaxed tea session and then a healthy breakfast is our usual routine.

Upma is a very common breakfast item all over the country and, thus, is on my list of breakfast items too. I make it at least once every week. As I have a little angel who is a little fussy about what she eats, I have to try new ideas to feed her healthy breakfast everyday. So, today I thought of making Upma loaded with grated Carrot.

So, go ahead and read how I made it.

Happy Sunday!


Carrot Upma

An easy to make tasty and healthy breakfast.

  • 1 Cup Roasted Rava/Semolina (Using Roasted rava helps reduce cooking time.)
  • 2 Cups Boiled water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai/Sarson)
  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal (Split black lentils)
  • 2 Green chillies (Cut them as you like. I cut it into pieces)
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves (Kadipatta)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Sugar (Optional)
  • 1 Grated Carrot (You can add other vegetables of your choice – Chopped Onion, Boiled Green Peas, Boiled and chopped potatoes, etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander (For garnishing)
  1. Heat Oil in a pan and add Mustard seeds, Urad Dal, Green chillies and Curry leaves.
  2. Let the Urad dal turn a little brown. Then add boiled water slowly.
    Be very careful in this step as the water may splutter causing injury.
  3. Now add the grated Carrot and more than half of the grated Coriander. Leave little for garnishing 😉
  4. Now slowly add the Rava and mix. Cover and let it get steamed for a minute.
  5. Upma is ready. Serve hot garnished with Coriander and grated Carrot.