Bansi Rava Upma Recipe
Wheat rava - Godhi rave uppittu Recipe

Bansi Rava Upma recipe with step by step written instructions and a video. Bansi rave uppittu / uppuma is made from Bansi rava which is made from Bansi wheat.

Bansi rava is considered healthier compared to semolina/sooji/suji. Bansi rava uppittu is a popular South Indian breakfast dish.

Bansi rava is slightly bigger in size and is light yellowish/brownish in color compared to sooji/semolina. It needs more water and takes a bit longer to cook.

Bansi rava is known as 'Sanja rava in Marathi. Upma made from sanja rava is known as 'Tikhat Sanja' in Marathi.

About Upma - Uppittu

Upma is a healthy breakfast or a filling snack. We have it at lunch or dinner too. It can be a one dish meal with the many vegetables added to it.

It is a very nutritious dish because of the variety of vegetables added to it. Onions, beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum etc. are generally added to this. You many add only one or a combination of vegetables to it.

I love it when the food is colorful. Don't you?

How to make Bansi Rava Upma

Ingredients for Bansi rava upma to make 2-3 servings

  • Bansi Rava/wheat rava - 1 cup
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Onion - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup chopped
  • green chill's - 2 or more according to taste.
  • curry leaves - 7-8
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp or more
  • Coriander leaves - 1 or 2 tbsp chopped
  • Ginger - 1/4 tsp, finely chopped or paste
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp (optional)

Preparation before making upma:

  1. Roast rava on medium flame for 5-6 minutes, till it is imparts aroma. The color will be changed too. Do not let it get brown. Keep aside.
  2. Chop onion, coriander leaves, ginger finely.
  3. Chop green chilies in big pieces.

Cooking bansi rava upma - uppit

  • Heat oil in a deep kadai/pan.
  • Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add chana dal, urad dal. Fry till dals are light brown.
  • Add chili pieces. Fry for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped onion. Fry till onion is transparent. Add ginger and chopped tomato.
  • Add water. Bring to boil.
  • Add salt, sugar.
  • Reduce flame and add roasted rava stirring continuously. Mix well so as not to form lumps.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Stir in between once or twice.
  • If the upma seems too dry, add a little hot water and cook for a couple of minutes more. 
  • Add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and ghee. Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and let upma rest for 5 minutes.

Serve Hot.


  • You may roast rava in large quantities when you have time and keep it for making rava upma when you are in hurry. Saves time.
  • Roasting rava while stirring on low or medium flame is important.
  • If rava is not roasted well, the uppuma will be sticky when ready.
  • If rava is roasted too much and allowed to be browned, the color of uppittu will be dark. So be careful while roasting rava.
  • You can also add 1 cup chopped, mixed vegetables - green peas, beans , carrots, potato, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum make vegetable upma
  • Chop them fine and add them after the onions are fried. Or you may omit onions if you wish.

Go to vegetable upma recipe

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