Rava Upma is a South Indian polenta like dish made with semolina and tempered with spices. It is mostly served as breakfast but can be a quick filling meal anytime of the day. There are large varieties of upmas made of wheat, rice, vermicelli or corn. I made a very basic version of it with onion, roasted cashew and fresh coriander but you can add chopped carrots, peppers, tomatoes or peas.
It takes only 15 minutes to make Upma and it is easy like making porridge. I prefer mine with some coconut chutney or green coconut chutney but it is an amazing combination with sambar too. I love sambar but not for breakfast. I’m still not accustomed to very spicy, hot food early in the morning.
When the upma is ready you can simply crumble with a fork or shape it with a bowl.