Gothumai Rava upma / Crackled wheat Upma with Bell pepper

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 ~ 30 minutes

Serve 2



3 shallot / small onion, medium size

1 small tomato

1 bell pepper , any color

3 green chillies or to taste, Split into two

1/2 cup crackled wheat rava

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)

Salt to taste

Minced cilantro as needed

For Seasoning:

2 tbsp. cooking oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 string curry leaves

1 /2 tsp minced ginger

2 tsp urad dhal 

2 tsp channa dhal


1. Wash and chop the vegetables to required size and shape. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in heavy bottom pan, add mustard seeds. Once it pop, add remaining seasoning ingredients. Saute for few second to change it color and become crispy.

3. Throw in onions, chilies. Saute for few minutes. When it become soft and transparent, add tomatoes. Cook for few minutes till it become soft. Followed by bell pepper. Cook for 3~ 5 minutes. Add turmeric and chili powder(optional) along with salt. Stir for few seconds. 

4. Pour in 2 cups of boiling water( this makes cooking easier). When it starts to boil, add 1/2 cup of crackled wheat. Mix once to avoid any lumps. Adjust salt to taste. Cover and cook it for 15 minutes. Stir in between. Once done, turn of the heat and add 1 tsp of ghee for flavour.  Transfer it to serving dish and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambhar.