Uggani Recipe - Puffed Rice Upma

Uggani is a variety in Upma made from Puffed rice and is perfect to serve for breakfast.

Smitha Kalluraya
Uggani Recipe - Puffed Rice Upma
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Uggani is a variety in Upma made from Puffed rice. One can find it very common in North Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh.  Easy to make and yummy to taste, enjoy them as a breakfast or snack or light dinner.

Serve Uggani along with Fresh Fruit Bowl And Filter Coffee for your everyday breakfast.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Puffed Rice recipes such as

  1. Puffed Rice Bars Recipe
  2. Puffed Rice Upma Recipe
  3. Karnataka Style Churumuri Recipe

Course: Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 3 cups Puffed rice
  • 4 tablespoon Roasted Gram Dal (Pottukadalai)
  • 1 Onion , chopped 
  • 1 Tomato , chopped 
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste 
  • For seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) , 1/2 tsp urad dal 
  • Raw Peanuts (Moongphali) , few
  • Curry leaves , few

How to make Uggani Recipe - Puffed Rice Upma

  1. To begin making the Uggani recipe, powder roasted chana dal and keep aside .

  2. Fill water into a large bowl and pour puffed rice into it. Wash it well and immediately drain it out of water. Use both your palms to squeeze out excess water from puffed rice. 

  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and peanuts. When they turn brown add curry leaves and green chillies. Cook for about 40 seconds.

  4. Next, add onion and turmeric and saute till the onions turn translucent.  Once they turn translucent, add chopped tomatoes and salt and saute till they are mushy. 

  5. Add puffed rice and mix well. Add powdered roasted chana dal, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix everything well and saute for 2-3 minutes so that they take in flavors.

  6. Serve Uggani along with Fresh Fruit Bowl And Filter Coffee for your everyday breakfast.