Dry roast sooji until hot to touch. Since I had bought double roasted sooji, I skipped this step.
Chop all the vegetables finely and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard seeds, when it sizzles, add urad dal, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves.
When urad dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions and sauté till it becomes transparent.
Add ginger, green chillies and sauté a for a few more minutes.
Add all the vegetables and cook covered for 2-3 minutes. (Do not over cook).
Add 2 cups of water, needed salt and bring it to boil. When water starts boiling, add ½ tsp of ghee. Taste the water to check for salt, if it is slightly salty, it will be perfect once we add rava.
Reduce the heat to low, add the sooji/rava gradually with one hand and stir continuously with the other hand, so that it does not form lumps.
Cover and cook on low heat. Once the water is absorbed, mix well and cook covered on low heat for 6-7 minutes, stirring in between.
Delicious Rava Vegetable Upma is ready to be served.Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. Check out 15 Easy Chutney Recipes .
Note – You can also add vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, colored bell pepper etc.
Check my plain Upma or Basic Upma Recipe with step wise pictures.
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