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Buttermilk rice rava upma

Buttermilk rice rava upma is a tasty twist for the regular upma using rice rava. A quick fix for breakfast or dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • ½ cup Rice rava
  • 1 cup butter milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • teaspoon asafoetida
  • Curry leaves


  • Heat a kadai with oil. Splutter mustard, add urad dal, chana dal, torn red chilli, asafoetida, curry leaves.
  • Pour 1 cup butter milk. Mix required salt & bring to boil.
  • Add rice rava in sprinkled way. Mix well, lower the flame
  • It will absorb all the liquid. Level and cook covered in low flame, for 7-10 mins.
  • Once done, fluff it well. Switch off flame. Drizzle some coconut oil.



  • Please note idli rava is different from broken rice (noi) Idli rava is more fine in texture like semolina while broken rice is larger in size. So water quantity will vary. If you use broken rice, then use 1: 2 & ½ cups butter milk.
  • Cook in low flame to ensure it is cooked properly as rice rava takes time than regular rava (semolina)