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Samba ravai upma | Broken wheat upma

Samba ravaI upma | Broken wheat upma
Samba ravai upma is a very famous recipe from Kongunadu. It is also referred to as broken wheat upma, Godhuma upma or wheat rava upma. Samba wheat is rich in fibres, proteins and low in fat. 'Kaapi Upma' is very famous in Kongu households. It means Coffee and samba ravai upma for breakfast or tiffin. Samba ravai is available only in Kongu belt. I haven't seen any shops selling this rava in Bangalore. The best thhing about this upma is it won't form lumps like sooji, so it can be prepared easily by beginners / bachelors. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Kongu special Samba rava upma.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 20 mins
Yields: 2 servings.
Samba ravai upma | Broken wheat upma

Samba ravai | Broken wheat1 Cup
Coconut oil2 tsp + 1 tsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Channa dal | Kadalai paruppu1 tsp
Urad dal | Ulunthu paruppu1 tsp
Curry leaves3-5
Finely chopped ginger1 tsp
Green chillies2
Red chilly1
Onions chopped1/2 cup
SaltAs needed
Coriander leaves finely chopped2 stalks


  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add channa dal and urad dal. Fry till channa dal turns golden colour. Add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and red chillies.

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  • Add onions when raw smell goes off and fry till onions turn translucent. Add 3 cups of water(check tips below), salt and finely chopped coriander leaves.

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  •  When water boils,add ravai and stir well. Allow the upma to boil.  Switch off the stove, when all the water is absorbed. Check for salt. Before serving add 1 tsp of coconut oil.

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  • Cooking upma in coconut oil adds more flavour and taste to the upma.
  • Adjust green chillies to your taste.
  • Choose fine granules of broken wheat. If the broken wheat granule are not fine,then add 1 extra cup of water. Samba ravai which I get in coimbatore, compartively  requires less water (3 cups of water for 1 Cup of samba rava) whereas the  broken wheat available in Indian grocery stores in US requires more water( 4 cups of water for 1 cup rava).
  • In order to speed up the process, my mom boils water separately and add it to upma.

Samba ravaI upma | Broken wheat upma
Samba ravai upma | Broken wheat upma

Serving suggestions:
Samba rava upma can be served with 
1.Banana and pickle (or)
2.sugar( for kids) (or)
3.coconut chutney and Banana(or)
4.curd/ yogurt and pickle (or)


  1. Very healthy n yummy..can go like breakfast or in dinner also..

  2. Wat a healthy food to kick start a day,delicious upma.

  3. Very very healthy and yummy upma, very beautifully done Nithya...

  4. Healthy & filling breakfast it makes :)

  5. Tasty n nutritious,a healthy change to usual rava upma

  6. The perfect start for the day, wholesome goodness for energy with wonderful flavors.

  7. very healthy ! I love this,its a regular at our place :)

  8. got to know how to make it.......thank uuuuuuuuu........


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