Carrot-Coconut Upma


This is a breakfast dish you can prepare in just 15 minutes!  Adding carrots and coconut makes the ‘Upma’ delicious.  If the rava is really fresh, no need to dry roast it before making the ‘Upma’.

I am sending this recipe for the event: “15 minute Cooking!” hosted by Mahima of ‘Indian Vegetarian Kitchen“.



Semolina/Rava/Sooji – 1 cup

Water – 1 1/2 cups

Onion – 1 medium sliced

Carrot – 1 small chopped

Coconut – 1/4 cup grated

Ginger – 1″ piece chopped

Green chillies – 2 chopped

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Black gram/Urad dhal – 1 tbsp

Bengal gram/Chana dhal – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Ghee – 1 tsp

Oil – 3 tsp



In a non-stick pan, lightly roast the rava on low flame.  Keep aside.  Heat oil and ghee together in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add the dhals and fry for a few seconds.  Then add carrots, onions, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.  Fry till the onions are transparent.  Now add water, grated coconut and salt.  When it boils, lower the flame and slowly add the rava and keep on stirring till all the water is absorbed.  See that no lumps are formed.  Serve with bananas.  Kids will like to eat it with sugar and pappads!

  1. Love veggie Upma, looks so yum! 🙂

  2. Wow, this is an ideal dish for tiffin box… flavourful with coconut… nice combo of coconut and carrots… you can send this to sanghi’s event –

  3. great veggie upma!!

  4. Carrot and coconut in upma… yummy!!! Looks very inviting Lissie 🙂

  5. perfect for a light lunch!

  6. i too make upma in the same way..Nice entry!
    upma with sambhar also tastes great.:)

  7. Thats a yummy version of Upma..looks so precious..!!

  8. Thank a lot Ashaji! 😆

  9. Thank you Ramya for letting me know about the event! I will surely send it… 😯

  10. I used to love upma when i was home, sprinkled with a bit of sugar the thought makes me drool on this one.
    Well have to admit said that i love upma i have not had them after getting married 🙁 that was 18 years ago, when ever i am in India i always forget to ask mom to make this.

  11. Thankss SuperChef!see you more often… 😉

  12. Thank you Anu, Mandira, Praju and Ann for your encouraging words! do visit again… 🙄

  13. Happy, see whether you can get semolina in Antwerp. I used to get it when I was in Vienna and ‘Upma’ was the only Indian breakfast I could make in those days… 🙄

  14. thanks for this entry! entry is my all time fav… looks colorful and yummy.. i got your email.

  15. Looks and sounds delicious I love the perfect shape. 🙂

  16. Thanksss Mahimaa and Jeena!

  17. Hi ..
    Uppumav looks delicious ..even i used to make this ..nice click ..keep in touch

  18. thank you Veena for dropping by! I will visit your blog for sure… 😉

  19. Lovely recipe – simple, delicious and quick. Upma is a favourite food of mine, and I love lots of vegetables in it. I make it so many different ways too, there are many variations. I have some pictures of making upma on my blog, if you are interested:

  20. Thanks a lot Jenni! Welcome to my blog…do visit again!