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Jonna rawa upma or Jowar upma is a nutritious way to start any day because it is hearty and keeps you full till lunch time.


34 serving

Total time

50 minutes


  • 1 cup rawa (Jonna (coarse jowar))
  • 1 onion (- small, chopped)
  • 1 ginger (" - piece, finely grated)
  • 1 tomato (- small, chopped)
  • 2 ~ 3 Green Chili (- slit)
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cashews (- , chopped)
  • 1 ~ 2 red chili (Dry)
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (- (optional))
  • to taste Salt


  1. In a pressure cooker or in a pan, heat 1tbsp oil and add mustard, cumin seeds and dry red chili. Once the seeds start to splutter, add cashews and cook till they turn golden.
  2. Next add the onions, green chilies, curry leaves and grated ginger. Cook till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Next add the tomatoes and salt, cook till the tomatoes turn mushy, about 3~4 minutes.
  4. Next add the jonna rawa and cook for 2~3 minutes.
  5. Add 3cups of water and cover with the lid and cook for 3~4 whistles or until all the water has evaporated and jonna rawa has cooked through. If cooking in the pan, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and cook hhcovered until the water is absorbed and rawa is cooked through.
  6. Once done, stir in lemon juice and serve with some pickle and/ or yogurt.
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