Tomato & Peas Upma

Tomato & Peas Upma

Before going over to upma, the word upma always reminds me of one particular dialogue in one Tamil movie. I have forgotten the name of the movie but it's a Balachander movie with Mammootty, Gauri, Madhu & Sripriya. In that movie Mammootty will be a hotel chain owner and he goes to one function to give a speech and he open the line with saying ..he is like Upma ie in hotel whenever everything else gets over then they make upma as last resort to satisfy the customer so he is also like upma since no one else was available to give a speech the organizer called him !

Hmm I guess am boring you guys..but it's kinda funny and quite interesting dialogue to think about ! So here am back to the recipe.


Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Greenchilli - 3-4 chopped
Tomato - 1 big chopped (optional)
Peas - 3 tablespoon (optional)
Cashews - few
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbps
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few (optional)
Oil - 3-4 tablespoon
Water - 2 1/2 cup


1. In a pan dry roast semolina for 3-4 mins or until it turns light brown and keep aside.
2. In the same pan heat oil add mustard seeds allow it to splutter, add curry leaves, choped green chillies, chopped onion and fry until onions turn light brown.
3. Add the cashews & mix and now add chopped tomato and let it cook until tomato gets cooked
4. Add peas and mix everything again. (Since I used frozen peas, I added this later but if you are using fresh peas then either steam/boil the peas before or add the peas after step 2 to let it cook properly)
5. Add water and bring it to boil. Add salt and coriander leaves.
6. Slowly add semolina while stare from another hand
7. Cook for 1-2 mins more and upma is ready to eat.

I served the upma with mint chutney (click here for recipe) and sambar

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  1. wow..i love veg. upma too..i add carrots and potataoes too...complete meal..love it with chutney..
    nice entries..

  2. corrrect! Upma as a last resort..it always comes to rescue ..... but I love vegetable upma with little curd and chutney powder..

  3. Veg upma is quick satisfying breakfast! Lovely entries :)

  4. yum! Love the look of that upma. As Cham said, it's really a quick satisfying breakfast.

  5. Great Veg upma is my favorite too...Aajkal kya post pe post kiye jaa rahe ho....

  6. was thinki ofpreparin upma yesterday but didnt had vegges...so mostly today,..ur upmaloks delicious with sambhar and chutney,..nice entry,..nd yahappy weekend,..ceeya soon,..tc...

  7. Veg Upma is Gr8 and delicious.....Its quick and satisfying.Its my and my daughters one of the favorite breakfasts.

  8. Sowmya, me too adds carrot, beans etc..

    LG, I too like upma with curd and also with pickle

    Thanks Cham :)

    Uma thanks dear :)

    Sukanya...ji bas aap hi ki nakesye kadamo pe chalne ki koshish kar rahi hu

    Priyanka, will wait for your upma ...happy weekend dear :)

    Sireesha..I guess all of us love upma :) but the catch is it's mostly the gals/ladies love that..cause it's easy to make??

  9. I love upma only when tmato is added in it Priti. Like the ones in shaadis and as mammotty said it is a last resort na. That does not make it any less tasty. Love it

  10. Veg upma is an all time favorite for me...simple and nutritious..I think the movie you are referring to is Azhagan..I remember that dialogue quite well.. it was really funny :)

  11. Upmas are always so handy & delicious too. I love them with curd & pickles.

  12. Upma looks very nice..and I love your dahi wada..Yummmmm...

  13. I like veg upma.It looks gr8 and delicious.. nice entry:)

  14. Aparna yes very true...last resort doesn't make it less tasty..I totally agree with you :)

    Ahh Usha I guess you are rite..that's the movie...:)

    Laavanya..yes dear..always handy ;)...

    Paru thanks yaar...

    Myviews thanks :)

    Sowmya..thanks for the award dear..I'll collect soon...

  15. hmm upma, sambhar with chutney looks tempting...but all these 3 combi i will make it for our dinner but not on breakfast...only upma is possible for me ..might be due to my laziness...its gud buddy..will come here to have it...ready my plate plzzz...

  16. i love vegetable upma .. it is a comfort food

  17. Its teh last resort for me too! sounds lovely! cool entries :)


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