Murmura Upma

murmura upma, puffed rice upma,

Total Time: 15 minutes
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4-6 Curry Leaves
  • ½ tsp Jeera
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 10-12 Green Chillies chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 15 cups Murmuras or Puffed Rice
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish


  • Cut the vegetables.
  • Wash the murmuras and squeeze all the water from it and keep aside.
  • In a pan heat oil, add curry leaves, jeera and mustard.
  • When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add onions and green chillies and saute until onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic paste and saute for fews seconds and add turmeric and salt. Stir well.
  • Add the washed murmuras and mix well.
  • Cook for few minutes, about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add cilantro and serve immediately.


  • If you like peanuts, you could add some peanuts to upma.  Add peanuts along with the mustard and jeera, and roast for 1-2 minutes until peanuts are roasted. Then add onions and rest of the ingredients as mentioned in the method.

This is a very quick breakfast recipe and goes to  WBB#23 hosted by The Singing Chef



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