A twist from the normal upma, Upma with the tangy taste. Most of us always stick on to the usual way of making Sooji upma. This is the tangy version and I'm sure many of us will love this dish. The nice aroma of gingelly oil along with other spices make this a huge hit. This dish will be like our puliyodarai. So the kids will also love this dish. Serve this yummy Puli Rava Upma with appalam or papad.

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Recipe CategoryBreakfast
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Puli Rawa Upma (Sour Sooji Upma)
Puli Rawa Upma (Sour Sooji Upma)


Rawa(Semolina)1 Cup
Tamarind1 small gooseberry size
Red chilli4
SaltTo taste
Green Chilli2
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Hing1 teaspoon
Split Urad Dal1 Tablespoon
Bengal Gram Dal1 Tablespoon
Curry Leavesfew
Gingelly Oil1.5 ladle

Puli Rawa Upma
Puli Rawa Upma (Sour Sooji Upma)

  1. Add 2.5 cups of water to tamarind and soak it and extract the juice
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan, add 0.5 ladle of oil and rawa and fry it till smell comes. Take this out and keep it aside in a bowl
  3. Now add remaining 1 ladle of oil in the pan, add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urad dal, bengal gram dal, broken red chilli, curry leaves and chopped green chilli and hing and fry for a while
  4. Add the tamarind extract to seasoned ingredients and add required salt
  5. When the tamarind juice starts to boil, add rawa and mix it well to avoid lumps
  6. Keep the flame low and allow the rawa to cook well
  7. When the rawa is cooked completely, remove from flame
  8. The delicious puli rawa upma is ready to serve with appalam
    Puli Rawa Upma (Sour Sooji Upma)
    Puli Rawa Upma (Sour Sooji Upma)

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  1. New recipe and will try this. Can this be done with godumai ravai?

  2. Hi
    This can be very well done with godumai rawa.

  3. I tried it.. Came out so well. I added ground nut and kadalai paruppu as well. It tasted just like puliyodarai but just that it was ravai instead of rice..

  4. Hi,

    Can you tell me the exact size of tamarind?

    small gooseberry size or large?

  5. nice one....it was excellent dish to have when we dont have no veggies.thank you mami.


  6. Mami, please can you tell me whether top use medium rava or chiroti rava? Thanks.

  7. Hi,

    Medium Rawa should be fine, if you are using chitori rawa then reduce the quantity of water

  8. Mami, i tried it. very nice taste .Thanks.


  9. how much is a ladle measurement? In terms of tablespoons