Finger Millets Upma | Ragi Upma

Finger Millets Upma
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Finger millets upma is a highly nutritious and flavorful dish that is commonly made using finger millets flour, also known as ragi flour, mixed vegetables, and aromatic spices. This dish not only offers a delectable taste but also provides a range of health benefits. Finger millets upma is considered to be an excellent food choice for people looking to manage their weight as it is low in calories and high in dietary fiber, which helps you feel full for longer and prevents overeating. Additionally, finger millets upma is also beneficial for individuals with diabetes and high blood pressure as it has a low glycemic index and can help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: finger millets upma, ragi upma
Servings: 4 people
  • 1/2 cup Finger Millets Flour
  • 1/2 cup Bombay Rava
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Carrots
  • 1 Potato
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum
  • 1/2 cup Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Cashewnuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Clarified Butter (ghee)
  • Oil
  1. Heat 1 tsp clarified butter (ghee) and 1 tbsp oil in a pan
  2. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  3. Next, add a few cashew nuts and fry (This step is optional)
  4. Now, add 1 tsp chopped ginger, and 1 diced onion and fry for a minute
  5. Then add 3 diced green chilies and fry
  6. Add 1/2 cup curry leaves along with 1 chopped carrot, 1 diced potato, 1/4 cup capsicum, and 1/4 cup green peas, and mix
  7. Close the lid and cook for a minute
  8. Next, add 2 diced tomatoes and cook till they become soft
  9. Now, add 1/2 cup upma rava and fry for a couple of minutes till you get a nice aroma
  10. Then, add 1/2 cup finger millets flour and fry for 2-3 minutes on low flame
  11. Add 1 1/2 tsp salt and mix
  12. We have to add water in a 1:2 ratio, so add 2 cups water and mix so that no lumps are formed. Make sure to add water on low flame only
  13. Next, add 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee) and cook for a couple of minutes
  14. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and close the lid
  15. Cut off the lid and let it sit for 3-4 minutes
Serve hot!

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