Vegetable Sooji Upma, Popular South Indian Breafast, Rawa Upma

Vegetable Sooji Upma is a popular South Indian Breakfast.


Melt in your mouth Sooji Upma made with lots and lots of veggies. Typically served with coconut chutney. Love the fact that its gluten free breakfast idea that makes it even more tempting.

So for the longest time ever I could not get the right texture of Upma. Sometimes it was too sticky and sometimes it would be like a water slide.


But with time, patience and experimentation I have this tested recipe for you.

5 from 5 votes
Vegetable Sooji Upma
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Vegetable Sooji/Rawa Upma is a popular South Indian breakfast. 

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, south indian
Keyword: rawa upma, sooji upma, vegetable upma
Servings: 2
Author: Avin Kohli
  • 1 Cup Sooji/Rawa
  • 1 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Vegetables Onions, carrots, capsicum, green beans
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • For tempering
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds Rai
  • 1 Tsp Chana daal
  • 1 Tsp Urad daal
  • A pinch Of Hing
  1. In a saucepan keep water to boil on simmer. 

  2. Now heat some oil and add all the ingredients under tempering. Let it crackle and crisp up. 

  3. Now add all the veggies and saute till soft. Make sure you don’t burn the veggies. 

  4. Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric. Mix well. 

  5. Now add the sooji/Upma and saute with veggies for around 2 mins. 

  6. Now add the boiling water and mix well. 

  7. Cover and let it cook for around 7-10 mins. 

  8. Fluff with a fork. 

  9. Add the ghee. Mix again and leave it covered for some time. Fluff again. 

  10. Serve hot & Enjoy!! 

Recipe Video

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  1. Upma is one of the quick fix menu for south indians. Bored of dinner and it’s upma, instant guests, again it’s upma. Yours looks delicious.

  2. We love upit/upma for breakfast n snack. Want to gobble your presentation off the screen. Its breakfast time now. Beautifully made. Thanks for including my post.

  3. I’ve never tried making anything savoury with sooji but have come across this delicious and nutrient rich breakfast recipe many a times on my Indian friends ‘ blogs. Your easy to follow recipe has motivated me to try it soon.

  4. Your upma looks so delish, wonderful! My family loves upma be it rain or shine. It’s very healthy and comforting, now I would have to rush to kitchen to make myself some hot upma, the pictures here made me Upma hungry ?5 stars

  5. I make this kind of upma every once in a week. Vegetable upma is healthy and delicious. I like to eat with hot filter coffee:)5 stars

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