Godumai Ravai Upma | Cracked Wheat Upma

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 Godumai Ravai or Cracked Wheat Upma is a one pot meal that can be used as a rice alternative too. It’s a perfect diabetic friendly recipe. It’s pretty much similar to the regular rava or sooji upma but here is my version that I learn from my mom with no onion but with bay leaf, cinnamon and coconut.

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For G, there were lots of options as you can prepare a zillion recipes with Ginger, Garlic and Gooseberry. But I went with this one because of the unique combination of ingredients. Yet another family recipe; I was not very fond of this upma initially and that’s when my mom came up with this combo. Both I and appa enjoyed it and that’s it, it became a regular staple in our house.

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Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the bark of the cinnamomum trees. It is used in both sweet and savory items. In US, it is mostly used in desserts whereas in TN cuisine it is one of the key masala ingredients. Usually my mom prepares wheat based dishes for dinner. Weekly once this upma will be on the menu. The subtle flavor of cinnamon and bay leaf adds more flavors and when paired up with chole or any spicy chutney it makes it as a complete scrumptious meal. Coconut here is optional and you can also add onions like we do for rava upma.

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So here the G for Godumai Rava Upma… :-)

Ingredients:

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  • Cracked Wheat / Godumai Rava – 1 cup
  • Oil – 2 tsps
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa Dal – 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsps
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1.5 tsps
  • Curry leaves /Cilantro – few for garnishing

Steps:

  • Wash the cracked wheat and set aside. You can let it soak till the water boils for the upma too.
  • Head the kadai or pan and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.
  • As they start to splutter, add the bay leaf and cinnamon and fry for a minute.
  • Now add the chopped green chillies and let it fry for a minute.

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  • Add the 2 cups of water and salt.
  • As the water starts to boil, add the washed wheat rava and mix well.

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  • Reduce the heat to medium low and let it cook till ¾ of the water is absorbed. (At this stage check the wheat rava. It should cooked 80%. If not add ½ cup of water)

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  • Now cover and cook for 5 more minutes till all the water is absorbed.
  • Now turn off the heat and now sprinkle the grated coconut. Let it sit for couple of minutes and then mix well.

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Serve hot with chutney or sambhar or chole. I served it with spicy thokku and the recipe is coming soon.

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Notes:

  • Soaking the rava helps in faster cooking.
  • Coconut can be skipped and you can add onions after adding cinnamon.
  • Also any veggies of your choice can be added too.
  • Adjust the salt and green chillies according to your preference.
Godumai Ravai Upma | Cracked Wheat Upma
Godumai Ravai or Cracked Wheat Upma is a one pot meal that can be used as a rice alternative. It’s a perfect diabetic friendly recipe. A simple flavorful masala upma with cinnamon, coconut and bay leaf.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. Cracked Wheat / Godumai Rava – 1 cup
  2. Oil – 2 tsps
  3. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  5. Channa Dal – 1 tsp
  6. Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped)
  7. Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  8. Bay leaf – 1
  9. Grated Coconut – 2 tbsps
  10. Water – 2 cups
  11. Salt – 1.5 tsps
  12. Curry leaves /Cilantro – few for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Wash the cracked wheat and set aside. You can let it soak till the water boils for the upma too.
  2. Head the kadai or pan and add oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.
  4. As they start to splutter, add the bay leaf and cinnamon and fry for a minute.
  5. Now add the chopped green chillies and let it fry for a minute.
  6. Add the 2 cups of water and salt.
  7. As the water starts to boil, add the washed wheat rava and mix well.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium low and let it cook till ¾ of the water is absorbed. (At this stage check the wheat rava. It should cooked 80%. If not add ½ cup of water)
  9. Now cover and cook for 5 more minutes till all the water is absorbed.
  10. Now turn off the heat and now sprinkle the grated coconut. Let it sit for couple of minutes and then mix well.
  11. Serve hot with chutney or sambhar or chole. I served it with spicy thokku and the recipe is coming soon.
Notes
  1. Soaking the rava helps in faster cooking.
  2. Coconut can be skipped and you can add onions after adding cinnamon.
  3. Also any veggies of your choice can be added too.
  4. Adjust the salt and green chillies according to your preference.
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50 thoughts on “Godumai Ravai Upma | Cracked Wheat Upma

  1. Looks lovely Sri. I’m a big fan of godumai rava and upma is a staple. Sometimes I add green peas or sweetcorn too, if taking it for lunch :) Never added bay leaf or cinnamon, will try your version soon :)

  2. usha

    Godumai seems to be the star of the day. Godhuma upma was a common preparation when growing up and now it is replaced with sooji. Cinnamon, bay leaves are an interesting addition.

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