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Easy Noi upma recipe, broken rice upma

Easy Noi upma recipe, broken rice upma in electric rice cooker - An easy and short cut version of the south Indian breakfast arisi upma, prepared with broken rice available readymade in stores.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 cup Broken rice Noi
  • 2.5 cups Water
  • Salt as needed

To Temper

  • 2 teaspoon Oil I use coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 2 teaspoon Chana dal
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


Instant pot

  • Start Instant Pot (IP) in Saute - High. You can set for 10 mins for now.
  • Once hot, add oil and splutter mustard, followed by urad dal, chana dal, asafoetida, chilli and curry leaves.
  • Give it a roast and add measured water and required salt.
  • Now wash noi (broken rice) and completely drain the water.
  • Add to the water in IP. Mix well.
  • Cancel Saute and close lid.
  • Cook in Rice mode.
  • Once done, I give 10 minutes standing time.
  • Open and fluff it. Garnish with grated coconut or coconut oil for flavor.

Electric rice cooker method

  • Wash the rice and add the required water and salt in the electric rice cooker and mix well.
  • In stove top, temper with items under the "To Temper" and add to rice cooker.
  • Cook as usual you cook rice in electric rice cooker, once done open and mix well.
  • Now it's ready!

Pressure cooker method

  • Heat a small pressure cooker with oil and temper with the items given under 'To temper'.
  • Add water, salt, washed broken rice and mix well.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles.


  • Water ratio is just same as you do for your rice. I use 1 cup broken rice and 2 & ½ cup water.