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Instant Pot Vegetable Rava Upma

Geetha Priyanka
Rava Upma - a vegan savoury dish made with semolina and vegetables. One of the most preferred breakfasts in South India. It is very quick and easy to make with a few common ingredients and vegetables.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 68 kcal


  • Instant Pot


1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml ; 1 tsp = 5ml

  • 1.5 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Chana Dal
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp (1/2 inch) Ginger chopped and crushed
  • 3 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 cup (126 gms) Onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup (59 gms) Carrot 1 small, diced into small cubes
  • 1/3 cups (42 gms) Beans 4-6, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (65 gms) Peas frozen (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup (123 gms) Tomato chopped
  • 1.5 cups (317 gms) Coarse Semolina (rava/ sooji) roasted
  • 3.5 cups Water
  • as required Salt
  • Handful Coriander chopped


  • Turn SAUTE mode ON and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard, cumin, stir well and let it splutter for a few seconds.
  • Now add chana dal and saute for few seconds until it starts to turn a light golden colour.
  • Add curry leaves followed by ginger, green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Now add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes or until it turns soft.
  • Add carrot, beans, tomato, saute well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • CANCEL the SAUTE mode.
  • Add roasted semolina, water, salt, frozen green peas, coriander and mix well.
  • Scrape the bottom of the pan well to prevent the BURN message.
  • Close the pot with lid, turn the knob to SEALING position.
  • Press PRESSURE COOK mode, set a timer to 6 minutes at HIGH PRESSURE.
  • Once the pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes before you do a quick release (QR).
  • Take the lid off the pot, stir upma well.
  • Serve delicious rava upma with podi, sambar or pickle.



To prevent BURN message, scrape the bottom of the pan well before you turn ON the PRESSURE COOK mode.
Adjust chillies to suit your preferred spice levels.
The water to grain ratio might vary for fine semolina.
The cook time includes the time IP takes to build the pressure as well.
If you are doubling up this recipe you don't have to double up the time. As a rule of thumb, the cooking time remains the same regardless of doubling or halving the recipe.
** Nutritional information provided here are estimated and for guidance only. Please refer my Recipe Disclaimer for more details.


Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 132mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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