Godhumai Rava Upma or Cracked Wheat or Dalia Upma

Godhumai Rava Upma is one dish that I quite often make at home. Being healthy and easy to make breakfast, I pep it up with the addition of colorful vegetables. It tastes yummy and you can serve your family a very filling and hearty dish in those busy mornings.

Godhumai Rava Upma

I resort to using my small pressure cooker while preparing this upma and the upma gets done in a jiffy. Godhumai Rava Upma with sugar or chutney makes a yummy combo. Sometimes, I enjoy Godhumai Rava Upma plain too or with a pickle as a side.


Godhumai Rava – 200 gms or 1 cup
Onion – 1 small finely chopped
Tomato – 1 small finely chopped
Mixed vegetables – 1 cup finely cubed (I used carrots, potato and beans)
Salt to taste
Water – 2 cups
Coriander leaves – finely chopped for garnishing (optional)
To temper
Oil – 2 tsps
Jeera or cumin seeds – ¾ tsp
Hing or asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Ginger – ½ “piece finely chopped
Green chilli – 1 finely chopped
Curry leaves – few


Prep time – 5 mins
Cook time – 10 mins
Total time – 15 mins
Serves 2

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the items listed under ‘To temper’, then add onion and sauté till translucent on medium flame.
  2. Add tomato and sauté for a min or two.
  3. Add the cubed vegetables, salt to taste and sauté for a minute.
  4. Now, add the cracked wheat along with 2 cups of water and mix well.
  5. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally, open and fluff with a fork.
  6. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serve the yummy and healthy Godhumai Rava Upma with coconut or coriander chutney or with any side dish of your choice.

Godhumai Rava Upma


  1. If the godhumai rava variety that you are using is big, you can pulse it in a mixer jar once or twice to get a finer rava and then use it.
  2. I find pressure cooking the wheat rava easier, hence use it. You can use a pan too. If using a pan, you can increase the water quantity by ½ to 1 cup. Time taken would also increase accordingly.
  3. You can add pudina or mint leaves while sautéing.
  4. You can any vegetables of your choice to make it more filling and colorful.
  5. You can also add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal while tempering.