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simple upma recipe for breakfast

Simple Upma Recipe Without Vegetables - Coconut Rava Upma

Simple sooji/rava upma with coconut is delicious, quick and easy to prepare. Serve with bananas, ghee, sugar etc or serve with any curry as you like. You can add fried cashews, peanuts etc or add an Indian style tadka with oil, mustard seeds (or cumin seeds), chilies, curry leaves etc to make this simple upma more delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 148kcal


  • 1 cup sooji/rava (semolina flour)
  • 1 cup coconut grated or shredded
  • salt as needed
  • 1 cup water


  • Heat a pan and then dry roast rava (semolina floufor about 2 minutes in low heat. Keep stirring to avoid burning the flour at the bottom of the pan. (if you are adding the seasoning you can heat a tablespoon of oil first, the fry the ingredients for seasoning and also the cashews, then add the semolina flour to the seasonings in the pan and roast it).
  • Add the coconut and salt, mix well and roast for another 1 minute.
  • After roasting the flour and coconut, switch off the stove and keep the pan aside to avoid further roasting.
  • Boil the water in another sauce pan.
  • As the water starts boiling, pour the boiled water over roasted rava, mix well and transfer the pan back to the stove.
  • Close the pan and cook in very low heat for two minutes.
  • Open the pan, stir the upma for 1 more minute or until all water is absorbed and the dish is well cooked.


Serve the upma with sweet bananas (we don't mix the bananas while serving, the person who eats the dish mix the bananas with the upma), or with any chutneys or curry of your choice!
You can also add more ingredients like sauteed onions or vegetables like grated carrots etc. to this recipe if you like.
To make this simple upma more delicious, you can add ghee fried cashews, peanuts etc and do a simple Indian style tadka for seasoning with chilies, curry leaves, mustard seeds (or cumin seeds) etc.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg