Tamarind ragi semiya upma

Nutritious recipe Tamarind ragi semiya upma

Tamarind ragi semiya upma (Finger Millet Upma) is a healthy morning breakfast. Tamarind ragi semiya upma is quick to make and tastes delicious as well. Ragi is an excellent source of natural calcium which helps to strengthen the bones. This millet has gained a lot of popularity since few years and is also being included in diet.

This can be included in meals instead of regular semiya recipes. The main thing is, one has to be a little careful when cooking it, if too much water is added, then the whole upma will become one big gloop, so add water wisely to this dish.


Ragi semiya  – 2 cup [200 gm]

Tamarind puree – 3 tbsp [Soak gooseberry size tamarind in hot water and extract]

Roasted peanuts – ¼ cup

Dry red chili – 1

Curry leaves – a few

Turmeric powder – one-fourth tsp

Mustard seeds – a few

Bengal gram – ½ tbsp

Urad dal – half tbsp

Asafetida a pinch

Jaggery – 01 tsp

Oil – a little

Salt to taste

Fenugreek – half tablespoons

Coriander seeds – one tablespoon

Peppercorns – 5

Sesame seeds – a little

Serves 2 people


Dry roast all ingredients and grind to fine powder or coarsely grind.

Firstly, take ragi semiya and then soak them in water, also add salt to the mixture.

Let it be soaked for 3 min.

Then, drain the water & take the soaked ragi semiya, and steam in an idli cooker for 5 to 6 min.

Besides, heat oil in a pan then add mustard seeds to it.

Well, once it splutters add Bengal gram, urad dal, and roasted peanuts and sauté gently.

Now, add dry red chili, curry leaves, asafetida, fenugreek, and turmeric powder and mix well.

Then add salt, coriander, and pepper powder. Mix well.

Moreover, add tamarind puree and mix it. Leave it for boiling.

When it’s boiling, add jaggery & let it thick.

Then, add steamed ragi semiya to it and mix well.

In addition, add sesame powder and mix it. Turn off the heat.

Finally, serve hot and enjoy!

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