Upma/Uppittu is a very common breakfast item in south India. They are usually prepared with semolina.

Rava upma - Indian breakfast recipes

There are various ways of making upma. But I am posting one of the best way to cook upma. You can use couscous or vermicelli instead of semolina.

2 cups Rava
4-5 cups water
2 large onion chopped
2-4 green chilies sliced
1 inch piece of grated ginger
1 cup vegetables (carrots, green peas, green beans)
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp urad dal
3 tsp oil
1 lemon
Salt to taste
Rava upma - Indian breakfast recipes

Dry roast the rava with little ghee or oil until you can smell the aroma but don't let it burn.
Heat the oil in a thick saucepan.
Add the mustard seeds and after they pop add the urad dal.
When it turns slightly brown add green chilies and onion and saute till it softens.
Add the vegetables and saute some more.
Add 4 cups of water, salt and hing.
When the water boils add the rava while stirring constantly.
After 2 or 3 min, cover the pan and cook over a low flame for 7 minutes.
Serve hot or warm.

Use couscous/vermicelli instead of Rava as shown above

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