How To Make Sooji Upma

How to make sooji upma

Sooji Upma is a popular Indian breakfast dish that is quick and easy to make. It is made with semolina, vegetables, and spices and is a nutritious and filling meal. In this article, we will discuss how to make Sooji Upma at home.


  • 1 cup Sooji or semolina
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, grated
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped


  1. Dry roast the Sooji in a pan over medium heat until it turns light brown. This should take around 5-7 minutes. Keep stirring the Sooji to ensure that it does not burn. Once done, transfer the Sooji to a bowl and set it aside.
  2. In the same pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, and chana dal. Saute until the mustard seeds crackle and the dals turn light brown.
  3. Add chopped onions, green chili, ginger, and curry leaves. Saute until the onions turn translucent.
  4. Add chopped carrots and capsicum to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add 2 cups of water to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  6. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and slowly add the roasted Sooji to the pan while stirring continuously. Be careful while adding Sooji as lumps can form if added too quickly.
  7. Keep stirring until the Sooji absorbs all the water and becomes thick and fluffy. If the Upma is too dry, add more water and keep stirring.
  8. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  9. Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Your Sooji Upma is now ready to serve. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar. Sooji Upma is a versatile dish, and you can add different vegetables and spices to suit your taste. You can also add peanuts or cashews for extra crunch. Sooji Upma is a delicious and nutritious breakfast dish that is perfect for busy mornings.