Paneer Upma Recipe: Rare Combination of North and South India

Upma is one of the most Prominent & Loved dishes of south India. Most of our favourite dishes need to go through a bit of innovation & Creativity to taste Much Better. Paneer Upma is a breakfast recipe that will definitely Change your View on South Indian Breakfast.

The Recipe takes 5 min Extra time Than Preparing a normal upma.  The time Is Taken to Grate the Cottage Cheese Or Paneer to prepare the Delicious South Indian Recipe. The Dish has definitely more filling & nutritious Value than plain upma. In short, it is an ideal Breakfast of your day. Moreover, Paneer Upma is Actual Combination Of North and South Indian Cuisines & is God’s Gift to veggies.

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Let’s Quick Start with the Ingredients required To make this Delicious Breakfast

Grated Paneer or Cottage Cheese 150 grams

Rava 1 Cup

Chopped Onion – 1

Chopped or Grated Carrot – 1

Grated Coconut ¼

Boiled Peas 1 small Cup

Chopped Tomato – 1


Urad Dal

Mustard Seeds


Water 3 Cups

Chopped Ginger Small Piece

Green Chillies – 3

Curry Leaves

Ghee or oil 

Salt As Per taste

For Garnishing:

Paneer Cubes 5 – 7

Coriander leaves

Preparation of Paneer upma:

Heat Up the Pan

Add oil Or Ghee Into It

Now, Add the urad dal & mustard seeds.

Add the Curry leaves, Asafoetida, Green Chillies, Ginger and let them crackle.

Fry them For 2-3 Minutes on Medium Flame.

Add the chopped onions, Carrot, Tomato and Parboiled Peas.

Cook all the Vegetables for 2-3 minutes on a High flame, until The Onions Turn Slightly Brownish In colour.

Add Grated Paneer & Coconut Into the Pan

Then pour 3 Cups of water into the pan.

Let The Water boil

Slowly add Rava into the pan.  

Mix it well So that the Rava Balls Don’t Form.

Keep stirring well

Cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.

Turn off The Stove.

Your Paneer Upma Is Ready!

Garnish it with Paneer cubes & Coriander Leaves

Serve it with Yogurt or Curd.

Health Benefits Of Paneer Upma :

Paneer :  It is a great source of protein and is rich In potassium. It helps in body building and Improve your metabolism Rate. It Also helps your teeth and Bones to Stay Strong. Paneer Prevents cancer and Also Improves your concentration Level.

Rava: It is made from wheat, it has good amount of fibre in it. its Easy For the Old People to Digest Rava that’s Why it Is Widely used in Most South Indian Cuisines like Dosa, Idli, Vada, Dahi Vada. It Keeps your bones and nervous system healthy and also improves kidney function because of the potassium present in it.

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