Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Upma Kids Style..

I have heard that kids generally don't prefer upma as much when compared to the other south Indian tiffin items like dosa or idly.
But surprisingly, my little one loves this mixed veg upma which I make for his lunch box. Its the kids' friendly version, like the semiya upma, and does not have much spices in it.
Quick and easy to prepare, this mixed vegetable upma has it all! Here goes the recipe:


Chiroti Sooji/Fine Rava - 1 Cup

Water- 2 Cups

Mixed veggies- 1/2 Cup (I use peas carrots)

Chopped onion-1/4 Cup

Oil- 1 Tbsp

Mustard seeds- 1 Tsp

Urad dhal- 1 Tsp

Dry red chilly- 1 or 2

Turmeric- a pinch

Asafoetida/Hing- a pinch

Curry leaves- a few

Salt to taste


1.Boil water in a sauce pan.

2. In a another pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dhal, dry red chilly, turmeric and  hing once its hot.

3.Next add the curry leaves and the onions.Saute for 2 mins till they onions turn transparent.

4.Now add the veggies and salt and saute for a few minutes till become a little soft and add the rava finally.

5.Roast everything for a few minutes and then slowly add the boiling water to it with one hand and stirring the mixture with the other hand. Do not let it form lumps.Check for the salt at this stage.

6.Cover the pan with a lida nd let it cook for a few minutes on medium low flame.

7.Stir once in between and switch off the heat.

8.Fluff it up a little before packing it in the box and add a few drops of ghee and sugar on it. Trust me, not only kids but v too will love the aroma of ghee and sugar on the hot upma! It can also be eaten with sauce or tomato ketchup.

A simple yet sumptuous, colorful lunch box menu!


  1. Looks so yummy ... i'm sure the kids must hav had a great treat !!

  2. Thanx Smitha! I visited your blog and was ahhh!!! Flabbergasted at your creativity!Hats off Smitha!

  3. vegetable upma, looking color and yum Indian Snacks