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Masala Upma

Masala Upma

Masala Upma is a popular dish from Bangalore and Mysore region of Karnataka state. It is commonly known as Khara Bhath.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine karnataka
Keyword easy breakfast, healthy breakfast, khara bhath, masala upma, recipes with semolina, south indian breakfast, upma
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 bowl of assorted vegetables as beans carrots, peas, potato
  • 1 to mato
  • 2 tbsp oil and ghee mix
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • turmeric powder
  • 6 cashew nuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp of sambar powder
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cups of water


  1. Roast the semolina with a little bit of ghee until pale brown. Put it aside.
  2. Boil the vegetables, when partly done add the tomatoes. Later, add sambar powder, chilli powder and the required quantity of salt to it.
  3. Take oil in a kadai and make the seasoning. Now, add the vegetables with water into it. You need around three glasses of water, put it accordingly. Once, it boils,  add the semolina slowly into it. Keep stirring, lumps may be formed. Allow to cook for ten minutes on a slow flame. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes

Other vegetables  as cabbage and capsicum may be used. 
Onion may be used, add it in the seasoning and saute. Later, put the boiled veggies into it.
You can use store bought sambar powder.