Pudina Upma or Uppittu


Many people know how to prepare normal or vegetable Upma, here I am talking about a different version of Upma which is made up of Pudina or Mint leaves. Pudina is a recommended herb for stomach issues. Having a glass of Pudina Juice daily, reduces gastric and acidity problems.

Pudina Upma tastes really good. Here it is necessary to add Jaggery to obtain good taste. Do not use Sugar instead of Jaggery.

Pudina Upma or Uppittu
Pudina Upma or Uppittu

Pudina Upma/Uppittu Ingredients:

  • Local Rawa/Sooji/Semolina – ¼ kg
  • Tomatoes Chopped – 2
  • Onion chopped – 2
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 Tbsp
  • Cashew nuts or Ground nuts
  • Haldi or Turmeric Powder – pinch
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 2 Tbsp

Seasoning Ingredients:

  • Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Hing or Asafetida – pinch
  • Red chillies – 1
  • Bengal Gram Dal/Channa dal – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal/White Lenthils – ½ tsp

Pudina Upma Paste Ingredients:

  • Green Chillies – 6
  • Cloves – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Coriander leaves/Cilantro – ¼ cup
  • Pudina/Mint Leaves  – ¼ to ½ cup

Time to Prepare: 30 mins

How to Make Pudina Upma:

  1. Grind all the above paste ingredients and prepare smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, Urad dal, Channa dal, cut Red chillies and Hing and fry for a minute or until golden brown.
  3. Add Groundnut or Cashews and fry for a min. Then add chopped Onions and fry until onion pieces look a bit transparent. Now add chopped Tomatoes, Turmeric, curry leaves and fry until the Tomatoes are done.
  4. Add Pudina Upma Paste from step 1 and fry for 2 min or fry until the water content is absorbed by the vegetables.
  5. Then add ½ ltr hot water. When all the mixture starts boiling, add Rawa, Jaggery, Salt and close the lid and cook it in low flame for 6-8 min.
  6. Once cooked, stir once and add Lemon Juice, Grated Coconut and Ghee and mix properly. Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Now Pudina Upma is ready to serve.


  1. Hi Hema,
    I tried pudina upma today. I have never thought of making Upma with pudina, this recipe is just amazing. It tasted very well, right balance of sweet and saar and realisation of a simple mundane upma can be so delicious.

    I also tried your bisibelebhath recipe. There is true satisfaction of doing your own masala paste for BBB. Thanks a ton for such a wonderful website.

  2. I just love the simplicity and rich flavor of recipes of soup and all Chinese food. Thanks for guiding so easily and now I am fond of cooking.


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