tomato upma recipe

Tomato upma recipe | Andhra style tomato rava upma recipe

Andhra style tomato upma is one of the upma varieties from south Indian cuisine, made for breakfast or quick dinner. Tomato upma can be served alone or with podi. You can also add mix vegetable like carrots, peas and capsicum.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Andhra
Keyword easy tomato rava upma
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 641 kcal
Author Swasthi

Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • ½ cup semolina or rava/ suji
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  • ½ tsp cumin or jeera
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp chana dal or bengal gram
  • 1 tsp urad dal or skinned black gram
  • 10 cashews , Split or as needed
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 Pinch hing
  • 1 onion , medium , sliced
  • 2 pinches turmeric (prefer organic)
  • ¾ cup tomatoes , chopped, ripe , (preferably deseeded)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves , finely chopped few

How to make the recipe


  1. Dry roast rava on a medium heat until it turns crunchy. Stir often in between to prevent burning.

  2. While it toasts, Wash, deseed and chop tomatoes. Slice onions and green chilies.
  3. Set the rava aside.

Making tomato upma

  1. Heat the same pan with oil or ghee.
  2. Add cumin, mustard, dals and cashews. Saute all together until golden.
  3. Then add onions, curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for 2 to 3 mins. Sprinkle hing.

  4. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric and salt. Saute for 2 mins. Cook covered on a medium heat until they turn mushy.
  5. Pour water and bring it to a boil. Taste the water and adjust the salt. The water must be slightly salty.

  6. When the water comes to a boil, turn the fire to medium. Slowly pour the rava in a stream stirring with the other hand using a ladle. Stir well to check there are no lumps.
  7. Cook covered on a medium heat until the water is absorbed.
  8. Stir well. Add some ghee & chopped coriander leaves.

  9. Serve tomato upma hot or warm.

Recipe Notes

Video of tomato upma recipe

The below video is to make 4 servings but the method made is same.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato upma recipe | Andhra style tomato rava upma recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 589mg 25%
Potassium 972mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 100g 33%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 16g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 95.3%
Calcium 10%
Iron 51.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.