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Rice Flakes Upma

Upma is a South Indian breakfast dish where use of mustard seeds and curry leaves are must. Today I cooked rice flakes upma.  It's very easy to prepare. If you like to eat rice flakes then you will definitely love to eat Assamese style Doi  Chira Jolpan recipe. Get the recipe Here

Rice Flakes Upma 

📎Course : Breakfast 
📎Cuisine : South Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 10 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 20 minutes
🕞Total : 30 minutes
🍴Servings : 2


  • 1 cup rice flakes /poha /chira
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal 
  • 1-2 sprigs of curry leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped 
  • 1 tomato, finally chopped 
  • 1/3 cup chopped vegetables (French beans, cabbage, carrot, capsicum etc.) 
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 
  • Salt to taste 
  1. Soak rice flakes in lukewarm water for few minutes. Squeeze out the water and wash under running water. Again squeeze the excess water and keep aside. 
  2. In a pan heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When seeds began to sputter, add chana dal and curry leaves. When dal becomes light brown, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder. 
  3. Add chopped onions and tomatoes and saute until onion becomes translucent. 
  4. Add chopped vegetables.
  5. Add salt and in medium heat cook until the vegetables become soft and tender. 
  6. Now add soaked rice flakes. Mix well. 
  7. Add garam masala and mix everything well. 
  8. Remove from heat and serve hot  


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