Rava (Semolina) Thayir Upma

by Kamala on January 9, 2010


Rava_Semolina_Thayir_Upma_1 I prepare Rava Thayir Upma whenever curd (Thayir in Tamil) is excess at home. It is easy to prepare and can also be taken as Tiffin at night on fasting days. It is easy to digest and you won’t feel thirsty after eating this (unlike any other Upma) as curd is used as an ingredient.

Serves: 2

Cooking time: 10 minutes approximately


  • Rava (semolina) – 1 cup
  • Curd or thick butter milk – 2 cup
  • Green chilli – 1 or 2 chopped
  • Ginger – ½ inch long chopped
  • Curry and coriander leaves – few chopped
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – 2 tea spoon
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ¼ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Bengal gram – ½ tea spoon
    • Asafetida – pinch

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  • Beat the curd well; dry roast rava in a pan for few seconds to remove raw smell.
  • Heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning; add chopped ginger, green chilli, curry and coriander leaves and fry for few seconds; add curd and salt bring to boil.

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  • Add slowly rava, mix well; cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes or till done.

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  • Serve hot with any chutney.



  • Sour curd or buttermilk suits more for this dish.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

prathibha January 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

Even I make this at home regularly,i love the tangy taste added by butter milk

Swapna Raghu Sanand January 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm

What a wonderful recipe! I’ve scribbled this in my diary so that I can make it!

Priya January 10, 2010 at 5:09 am

Never tried upma with thayir, will give a try soon..

Vinolia January 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm

thayir upma looks inviting and delicious!!! nice recipe to try!!

Mathi& April 28, 2010 at 12:52 am

why not onions ingredient added to the recipe… other wise excellently mouthwatering…

Kamala April 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

@ Mathi&
Yes. Onion can be used. On fasting days if I prepare this to eat after fasting, I prefer to avoid use of onion. Thanks for your response.

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