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Nuts Rava Upma

By Tanyadesigan

An Authentic rava upma enriched with peanuts, cashews and bengal gram

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  • Rava (Coarse) - 1 cup
  • onion - 1 small
  • green chili- 2 medium
  • ginger - a small piece (optional)
  • bengal gram - 3 tea spoons
  • peanut- 3 tea spoons
  • cashews- 2 tea spoons
  • mustard seeds- 1/2 tea spoon
  • urad daal- 1 tea spoon
  • curry leaves- a few
  • Oil- 3 to 4 tea spoons
  • ghee- 1 tea spoon(optional)
  • salt- as per taste


Servings 3
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In a kadai/pan heat 3 tea spoon of oil, when it is ready, add bengal gram and peanuts and fry for a min,

When they are turning into golden brown color, add mustard seeds , urad dal, cashews and curry leaves one by one.

Once the mustard seeds are popped, add the finely chopped, onions, ginger, and green chilies
saute it until the onions turn golden brown.(I do not like onions so i cook them well, if you like to bite onions you don't need to let it to golden brown.)

Add the rava to this mix and start roasting it in medium flame.Add salt to it

In another vessel, measure 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. (simmer flame)

roast the rava until the water starts boiling which takes approx 7 to 8 mins.

Now add the boiled water to the roasted rava and mix well without lumps in simmer flame.

when rava is cooked, add a teaspoon of ghee and switch off the flame.

Serve with sugar/coconut chutney/ curd.


1.If you like a moisture upma add 2 and 1/2 cups of water. for fluffy upma 2 cups are sufficient.
2. The more you roast the rava, the more fluffy the upma will be.
3. Drink more water when you in-take upma varieties.
4. you can increase or decrease the quantity of nuts per your choice.

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