Arisi Upma

Arisi upma | VijayGold

Arisi Upma

This simplified South Indian Tamil breakfast, made with Vijay Idli rava and ready in 10 minutes, will most likely become your new go-to quick snack!

Servings - 4
Difficulty Level - Easy
Preparation Time - 5 Mins
Cook Time - 10 Mins


  • 200 gm / 1.5 cup Vijay Gold Idli Rava
  • 2 gm / 1 tsp Mastercook Mustard Seeds
  • 3 gm / 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Dry red chilli
  • 600 gm Water
  • 10 gm / 1 tbsp Jaggery
  • 6 gm / 2 tsp Salt
  • 30 gm / 2 tbsp Ghee


  • Heat up the water and let it be on a rolling boil
  • In a nonstick pot, heat the ghee and add the mustard once its hot.
  • After the mustard has spluttered, add the urad dal and saute for a few seconds before adding the curry leaves and red chilli.
  • After the curry leaves have fried, immediately pour all the water into the pot and let it boil vigourously. Add the Jaggery and Salt.
  • Mix well and while the water is boiling, add the rava and stir continuously till all the water is absorbed. Reduce the flame to low and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, fluff the upma gently. Serve Hot.

Tips for Cooking

  • A nonstick pot helps as the rava tends to be quite sticky while cooking.
  • When adding the water, do not add it in a slow stream, pour it all at once. If added in a slow stream, the water reacts with the hot ghee and you could get burnt, adding all the water at once eliminates this risk.
  • You can add vegetables like carrot or beans, and even onion, ginger and green chilli. Just saute before adding the water and cook as normal.
  • Traditionally this dish is made in a heavy cast iron pan, and the upma is allowed to catch slightly on the bottom, giving a few crispy bits to eat, you can achieve the same by keeping the heat on high and allowing some of the rava to brown on the bottom if you wish.

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