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Rava/Semolina/ sooji upma with veggies, healthy breakfastThis is yet another quick and easy breakfast option for kids and adults alike. Its made of Rava/Sooji/Semolina and can be made plain or either with veggies of your choice to make it more healthy and tasty. You can serve this with coconut chutney or as it is. My kiddo loves o have them with little ghee and banana mashed in to it. Lets see how its done

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  • Roasted Rava/Semolina- 2 cups (Serves 2)
  • Onion- 1 chopped finely
  • Ginger- 1 inch Chopped finely
  • Green chillies- 2 -3 slit 
  • Veggies of you choice- Diced(Beans, Carrot, Peas)
  • Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp 
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Ghee- 1 Tbsp (Optional)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- 4 cups(Same cup used to measure the rava)
  1. Make sure your rava or semolina is roasted, take a pan and add the 2 cups rava. Keep on low flame and dry roast it
  2. Meanwhile, in another kadai or wok, add oil and put in the mustard seeds and urad dal to splutter. 
  3. Add chopped onions, ginger and saute' till the raw smell of onions go and it is little pink in color 
  4. Remember to mix the rava which is kept  for roasting
  5. Add all the mentioned veggies, into the onion mix along with green chillies. Mix well and close with a lid. Make sure the flame is on low or medium
  6. Take a look at the rava which is dry roasted and if its roasted and has a slight golden colour, switch off the flame
  7. Open the lid and check on the veggies. Most of the veggies used are quick cooking ones. It takes about 6 -8 mins for it to be cooked 
  8. Once that is done, add the mentioned water to this and add salt.
  9. Check salt and make the flame on high. The water has to come on to a boiling point. 
  10. Once the water starts boiling, lower the flame and slowly add the roasted rava while mixing it 
  11. Make sure to mix as quickly as possible as the rava soaks in the water fast and forms lump. 
  12. At this stage switch off the flame and mix well, Add ghee to it if using and place lid on top. This will ensure rava gets cooked further in the steam. 
  13. After about 5 mins, open and give it a nice stir and serve hot. 
  • Even if the rava/ semolina what you have is roasted one, I would suggest to still dry roast it as it gives a good flavour. 
  • If you are making it plain, follow the same steps and just avoid the veggies


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