Authentic Upma topped with Quinoa Pops


  • Rava/Semolina – 2 Cups
  • Quinoa Whole grain – ½ cup
  • Chopped Onions – 2-3 Large
  • Chopped potato – 1 Medium
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 Tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 8-10
  • Coriander leaves – as per need
  • Salt – as per need
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Green peas – handful (optional)
  • Dark Green chili slit – 4
  • Water – 5 cups
  • Urad Daal for aroma – 2Tsp (Optional)
  • Quinoa Pops (Chili lime) – 2 Tbsp


  • Dry roast rava and Quinoa on a low to medium heat until brown and crunchy.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Add oil to the same pan, add Urad dal, mustard and allow spluttering.
  • Add onions, curry leaves and green chili.
  • Once the onions change color, add chopped potato and Green peas.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, pour water and add salt as needed.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add Rava along with Quinoa and stir continuously so no lumps are formed.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame for about 2 minutes until the water evaporates.
  • Remove lid. Add chopped coriander. Stir well.
  • Allow to rest for a while.
  • Serve hot. Sprinkle Quinoa pops (Chili Lime flavor) generously on the Rava to make it tastier.

Quinoa being a super food adds lot of Nutritional value to this healthy meal. Since popped quinoa with the flavors enhance the dish, it is equally liked by kids.
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