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Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj

Samvat 2070, Chaitra Vad 4, Shanivar

Rava (Soji) - Upmaa

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Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 3 persons


  • 1 ½ cup Rava / Sooji (Semolina)
  • 25 gms fried Cashew Nuts (optional)
  • 50 gms peanuts-Bhutada-Mag Phari
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped –Adrak (Adu)
  • 3 Green Chillies slit sideways
  • 1 Potato chopped
  • 1 Capsicum chopped
  • 1 Carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas frozen or fresh if available
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Daal
  • 1 tsp Channa Daal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder - optional or without turmeric also can be made in white colour
  • 2 tblsp Oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tblsp Ghee
  • Lemon juice to taste

NOTE: Green Vegetables like :Potato,Capsicum, Green peas, Carrot is Optional without these vegetables UPMA can be made .


  • ·Sift rava through a muslin / cheese cloth or very fine sieve ( Soji neh Harvaru thi chari lo)
  • ·Heat 1tbsp. pure ghee / unsalted butter and fry rava (Soji ne Seko) ,on a moderate heat, stiring constantly to light brown color and set aside.
  • ·Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan (Kadai )and add mustard seeds and allow them to splatter .
  • ·Add the daals : channa & urad & curry leaves (Mitho limdo) to it and fry till they turn red.
  • ·Add ginger and green chilies. Sauté -fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • ·Add all the vegetables, turmeric & chili powder, and salt to taste.
  • ·Now add 3 cups of water and cover the pan and allow it simmer (steam- Pani ne ukarva do) on low heat until the vegetables are done- cooked .
  • ·Add the fried rava to it stirring constantly till it becomes little thick.
  • ·Let it cook for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
  • ·Take off from the heat and add lemon juice if desired.
  • ·Serve hot garnished with cashews and green coriander leaves (Kothmir-Leela dhana) with curd or chutney.

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