Cornmeal Vegetable Upma

Cornmeal Vegetable Upma

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: American

Colourful cornmeal upma – simply delicious


  • Cornmeal (makai ka atta) 1 cup
  • Oil 1 to 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds ½ to 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 10 to 12
  • Medium onion, chopped 1
  • Green chillies, chopped 1 to 2
  • French beans and carrot, boiled and chopped ½ cup
  • Potato, peeled and cubed ½ cup
  • Red capsicum, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Yellow capsicum, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Green capsicum, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tbsps + a sprig to garnish


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the seeds begin to splutter, add onion, green chillies and saute till the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add mixed vegetables, potatoes, red capsicum, yellow capsicum and green capsicum, mix well, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add cornmeal and mix well. Add 3 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till cornmeal is cooked well.
  • Uncover the pan, sprinkle coriander leaves and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a fresh coriander sprig and serve hot.