Arisi Upma (Raw Rice Upma)

Rice/Arisi Upma is a very famous South Indian style recipe. It requires very less ingredient and it can be cooked in a single vessel. In childhood days, my grandma used to make this recipe in Brass Vessel. It will give nice aroma to the upma. I got the recipe from her and tried it out. Few people add Tur dal and Coconut in the Upma but I have used Raw Rice alone in the whole process.It is a kind of must try recipe at home


Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Serves: 2-3

  • Raw Rice – 1 Cup ( 200 gms)
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa Dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves
  • Green Chilli -2
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required
  • Water – 2 Cups
  • Asoefotida


  • Grind the Raw Rice in Mixie ( use pulse mode) and sieve it. It will give a rice kurinai (not powdery but coarsely grinded rice). Now our main ingredient is ready
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, add oil. Once hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter
  • Put Urad dal, channa dal, slit green chillies, curry leaves and Asoefotida/hing in it
  • Pour two cups of water ( take water in 1:2 ratio – 1 Cup of Rice : 2 Cups of Water), add salt and allow it to boil

  • After some 5 minutes, add rice kurunai gently without making any lumps. Saute it well and let it cook for few minutes. It will take around 7-10 minutes to get cooked
  • Add oil in between and saute the upma occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom. Stove can be in medium heat
  • Once water is absorbed completely, check whether the rice upma is cooked ( Can check by taking a small amount in hand, roll it. If it is not sticky, then it is cooked)
  • Arisi Upma is ready to Serve!!!
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