Ragi Upma - high fibre, nutritious & gluten free

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
2-3 persons

Add on the goodness of millets to your meals - they are high on fibre, nutritious and gluten-free. Ragi upma is a great option when you want to serve a healthy breakfast yet easy to prepare.

In this recipe, ragi is cooked with vegetables of choice. Steam vegetables are used with the purpose of retaining the maximum nutritional value of the veggies.

Ragi upma turns out to be a tasty breakfast option and is a filling one too!

  • Ragi (millet form) not the flour: 1 cup
  • Veggies of your choice: Carrot, Beans, green peas, onions: 1 cup
  • Cold pressed coconut oil: just a little
  • Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp
  • Green chillies: 2 finely chopped
  • Curry leaves: 4-5
  • Rock salt as per taste
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Boil water and then add ragi (millet form) and simmer till it cooks well.
  • Steam the veggies separately.
  • In a pan, take very little oil to add mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves and saute well.
  • Transfer these and the steamed veggies to the pan containing ragi, add salt and mix well.

Serve the Ragi upma hot. Yummy!!

Eating guide

  • Food group: Millets
  • Millets (like ragi) are gluten-free, rich in fibre and high on nutritional value. Ragi, especially is very high on calcium and given to young kids in South India as the first meal.
  • Not only do millets like ragi add grain diversity in our plates, millets are also hardy, and naturally organic, as they are pest-resistant.
  • Serve as a healthy breakfast option or a quick evening snack.

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