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Microwave Upma Recipe

Microwave Upma Recipe – A South Indian Breakfast Recipe made in Microwave

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I came across this Upma recipe in a booklet, I received with my microwave cooker. I tried some of the recipes, listed there and the results were good.

microwave upma recipe

So i thought of trying upma recipe also from this book and as per my expectations the upma turned out to be very good. Now i have tried this upma recipe many times and it has never failed me. My hubby who is from north india has slowly become fond of upma now :-).  We usually have upma with tea and coconut chutney or sambar.

Making upma in microwave takes a little less time than making the upma in the traditional way. But I prefer the traditional method. I have already posted the recipe for making upma in the usual way and here is its link: Rava Upma. You can also check Rice Sevai Upma, Oats UpmaVermicelli Upma and Poha Upma Recipe.

microwave upma recipe

If you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check potato pohaidli recipe, rava dosaaloo paratha, plain dosa and masala dosa recipe.

Microwave Upma Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Cook Time:11 mins
Total Time:11 mins
Microwave Upma Recipe – A South Indian Breakfast Recipe made in Microwave
Microwave Upma Recipe
Cuisine:south indian

INGREDIENTS FOR Microwave Upma Recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1 cup semolina (sooji or rava)
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger/adrak, chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves/kadi patta
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds/rai
  • 6 to 7 cashews/kaju
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE Microwave Upma Recipe

  • Roast the semolina (sooji, rawa) in a microwave safe bowl or microwave cooker on high power for 3 minutes. Remove in a plate and keep aside. The rava should become fragrant.
  • Take oil in the same container. Add mustard seeds and micro high for 1 minute. If the mustard seeds do not crackle, then microwave for half a minute to 1 minute more.
  • Add chopped onions, green chilly, curry leaves, cashew nuts and micro high for 1 minute.
  • Add water, add salt and micro high for 5 minutes.
  • Add the roasted rava. Cover with the lid and micro high for 3 minutes.
  • Give a standing time for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve upma hot with coconut chutney or sambar.


The microwave timings differ with various oven models. So do give an extra time if the ingredients are not cooked enough.
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17 comments/reviews

  1. Hi.
    I love ur recipes. I like upma very much but in my local market , i dont find good quality rava. It is full of small stones which takes long time to clean. Where u buy rava? I even tried buying organic rava online but it was also not very clean
    Can u provide me some link to buy clean rava.

  2. Hi.. thank you so much for this wonderful and easy recipe in a microwave… I tried it today and i loved it… I never knew making upma was so easy…

  3. I tried it out for Breakfast this morning as my wife was not keeping well. We both really relished it. We felt that Onion can be slightly more for still better taste. We also want to try by adding grated Carrot.
    Anyway thank you for the recipe which is so simple that any gents like me can dare to cook in a Microwave oven and come out successful
    – Mohandas

  4. I tried the recipe in microwave for the first time and it turned out really welll….. I also added capsicum and tomatoes in it….. tasted great…. thanks… 🙂


    • even once i made sheera with readymade roasted rawa normally and the sheera did not turn out well. so better to roast it more. i think they don’t roast the rawa well. its got nothing to do with microwave cooking.

      a tip i share with you. rava can also be roasted the rawa in the microwave. spread the rava in a microwave safe plate. microwave on high for some minutes till the rawa becomes fragrant. they will become exactly like the roasted rawa in a kadai.