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December 4, 2016

Godhuma Rava Upma – Wheat Rava Upma Recipe

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Wheat rava upma recipe
Wheat rava upma ( Godhuma rava upma in Tamil, Broken wheat rava/ cracked wheat rava or samba wheat rava in English ) is a healthy, easy to make breakfast & dinner recipe. I make it at least once in a week for our dinner using pressure cooker in an easy way. I was not a big fan of this upma but when I was pregnant, my doctor advised me to reduce the intake of rice due to gestational diabetes. On those days, my mom made this upma by adding more onions and vegetables just like kichadi. She makes it very well, soft, colorful, spicy and flavorful. Mom adds large quantity of sliced small onions which gives an additional flavor and taste for this upma. So I loved to have this upma every single day. From then, I started making this upma very often and till date I try to include this dish in our regular menu by keeping its health benefits in mind. My mom makes it in a kadai and cooks it patiently whereas I cook it directly in a pressure cooker to finish the job quicklyWinking. Its a tummy filling breakfast/dinner recipe which is ideal for people under weight loss. Bachelors and working women would find this recipe helpful to make a quick and healthy breakfast or dinner. Friends, do include this easy, healthy Godhuma rava upma in your regular diet. I feel coconut chutney is the best side dish for this upma. But some people like to have it with sambar, sugar or even with curd. Lets see how to make broken wheat rava ( also known as cracked wheat rava upma) at home easily in a pressure cooker.

Do check out my Rava upma, semiya upma, Instant poha upma recipes !

Godhuma rava upma

Godhuma Rava Upma / Wheat Rava Upma Recipe

Godhuma Rava Upma / Wheat Rava Upma Recipe Godhuma Rava Upma / Broken Wheat Rava Upma Recipe - Healthy breakfast/ dinner recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast recipes
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Broken wheat rava upma/ Godhuma rava - 1 cup
  • Water - 3.5 cups
  • Salt - as needed
  • Chopped vegetables - 1/2 cup ( Carrot, peas, beans)
  • Big onion or small onion - 1 no/ 15 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( finely chopped)
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Wash and chop the vegetables finely and set aside.Chop the onions, slice the green chillies finely or slit them.
    Godhuma rava upma
  • Heat oil in a cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves. Saute onions, ginger, green chillies and finely chopped vegetables. Mix well.
    Godhuma rava upma
  • Add water, required salt. When the water starts to roll boil, add wheat rava. Mix well till most of the water is absorbed by the wheat rava. When the mixture becomes semi thick, cover the cooker and keep the flame completely low. Put the weight valve and cook for one whistle. It takes nearly 8-10 minutes to cook. Switch off the flame and remove the cooker from the stove.
    Godhuma rava upma
  • Open the lid after the steam is released. Mix well with a fork like ladle. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar ! Garnish with freshly grated coconut and serve it hot if you like.
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Enjoy !

  • If you don’t like to cook in pressure cooker, you can make the same in kadai. Just cover cook for sometime till the wheat rava cooks. It takes more time to cook. So mix the rava once or twice in the middle while cooking and add more water if needed.
  • Add more chillies if you want spicy upma.
  • For variations and to give mild tangy taste, you can add one small, finely chopped tomato along with onions. 

Make this healthy cracked wheat rava upma for breakfast or dinner and enjoy !
Godhuma rava upma recipe

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  1. Hi, Can we prepare broken wheat / wheat rawa at home using whole wheat grains & if so how? I have lots of whole wheat grains & apart from rotis, wld like to prepare idli, khichdi or upma using wheat rawa.. thanks.

    1. You can coarse grind whole wheat in mixie in batches. My MIL have tried this way. I hope it works for you too.

    2. But it won't be uniform in size. You can also try grinding in flour mill if possible.

  2. Thank you :D Tried using mixie, it is as u said, not uniform in size still going to prepare upma in cooker tonight with tomatoes as well..

  3. We can also add some ginger garlic paste for spicy flavour

  4. We can also add some ginger garlic paste for spicy flavour

  5. Tried ur recipie of godhuma rava upma yummy for my tummy.tgank you

  6. I tried today. It came out perfect. Very tasty. Thank you Chithra

    1. Thanks a lot for your wonderful feedback, happy to know that 😊


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