Tomato Rawa Upma

Tomato Rawa Upma

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: South Indian

Key Ingredients:

Upma is a popular South Indian breakfast snack which is made tangy with tomato


  • Semolina (rawa / suji), roasted 1 cup
  • Medium tomato, chopped 1
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves 4 to 5
  • Ginger, finely chopped 1 tsp
  • Green chillies, finely chopped 1 tsp
  • Medium onion, chopped 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Cashewnuts, toasted and chopped 3 tsps
  • Fresh coconut, scraped 2 tbsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, ginger, green chillies, onion and salt and mix. Saute till onion is transparent and soft.
  • Add tomato and cashewnuts and saute till tomato turns pulpy.
  • Add semolina mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Boil 2½ cups water in another non-stick pan, add to the semolina mixture and mix well. Reduce heat, cover and cook till the semolina is done and all the water absorbed.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coconut and corianders leaves and serve hot.