Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn

A traditional upma recipe, made with Peanuts, Peas & Corn, to enhance its nutritive value, this Rava Upma Recipe makes a great breakfast option or after school snack for your kids.

Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn
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Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn is a healthy, tasty and colorful dish. It is equally great for both breakfast or snack. It is nutritious, tasty and very easy to make.  In this recipe roasted rava or semolina is cooked with sauteed mix of vegetables, peanuts, curry leaves and lentils.

Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn is a wholesome dish which can be made quickly. So when you are rushed for time you can make this tasty upma and serve it for a weekday breakfast. You can roast rava and keep it in an airtight container to make upma dishes more quickly. Roasted rava stays good outside and does not turn mouldy as well.

Serve Rava Upma along with Spicy Lime Pickle Recipe or Coconut Chutney  and finish off this breakfast with a hot cup of  South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe With Filter Coffee Powder.

If you like this recipe, try our other South Indian breakfast favourites like

  1. Vegetable Uttapam Recipe
  2. Veggie Rava Idli Recipe
  3. Thonnai Idli Recipe (Dried Leaves Idli)
  4. Masala Akki Roti Recipe

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 tablespoons Raw Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , chopped
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , chopped
  • 1 Tomato , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Green peas (Matar) , (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet corn
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice , (adjust)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Red Chilli powder , a pinch (optional)
  • Coriander Powder (Dhania) , a pinch (optional)
  • Anardana Powder (Pomegranate Seed Powder) , a few (for garnish)

How to make Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn

  1. To begin making the  Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn Recipe,  heat a non stick pan and dry roast the semolina on medium flame until it turns into a light brown in color and aromatic. Turn off the heat and keep aside in a bowl to cool.

  2. In the same pan add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee and peanuts, roast peanuts on medium heat until they becomes crunchy and golden brown.  Once done turn off the heat and transfer them into a bowl.

  3. In a saucepan, add 3 cups of water and let it come to rolling boil. 

  4. While the water is heating, heat the remaining ghee in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds into it. When mustard crackles, add cumin and urad dal in it. Saute them until they become light brown in color.

  5. Now add onions, curry leaves, green chilli, ginger and half quantity of peanuts and saute them for a minute till the onions become translucent. Once done, add tomato and cook them for about 2 minutes or more until soft and cooked.

  6. Then add all chopped vegetables, carrots, capsicum, peas, corn. Add the red chilli powder and coriander powder if you are using it. Mix well to combine,cover and cook them about 3 minutes or until cooked.

  7. Once the vegetables are cooked add semolina mix it well and add hot water.

  8. Stir continuously on low heat, after 2 or 3 minutes to ensure that there are no lumps. Add remaining peanuts to the rava upma. Cover and cook until semolina is cooked well and turn off the heat.

  9. Now add lemon juice and mix well and transfer the  Rava Upma Recipe With Peanuts, Peas & Corn Recipe into a serving plate and serve hot. 

  10. Serve Rava Upma along with Spicy Lime Pickle Recipe or Coconut Chutney  and finish off this breakfast with a hot cup of  South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe With Filter Coffee Powder.