Soya Upma Recipe : A healthy Breakfast option with a twist

Soya Upma Recipe : A healthy Breakfast option with a twist

Soya Upma Recipe : A healthy Breakfast option with a twist

When it comes to having a healthy breakfast, the very common options are upma, poha, idlis, paraths, chillas etc. There are times when one gets bored of having these monotonous healthy breakfast options.

Below is a recipe of the traditional healthy breakfast, upma which is been prepared with a twist. The rawa is been replaced by the soya granules, which makes it a high protein healthy breakfast which can be consumed by kids, elders and old people. Addition of vegetables also makes it a good source of Fibres and improves the vitamin and mineral content. Ginger Chilli paste adds on to the taste and makes it easy to digest.

Soya Upma (Serves 2)


  • 3/4 Cup Soya Granules
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin)
  • 1 Tablespoon Urad Dal
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Ginger Green Chilli Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot grated
  • 2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • *Add to taste: Salt, Pepper


  • Soak the Soya Granules in hot water for approximately 15 minutes. Drain squeeze out all the water and keep aside
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seed crackle, add the urad dal and salute on a medium flame till the dal turns light brown in colour.
  • Add the Ginger-Green Chilli paste and Onions and the sauce on a medium flame for 1 – 2 minutes or till the onions turn brown in colour.
  • Add Carrots and sauce on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the Soya Granules, Salt and Lemon Juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Nutritional Facts:
Cal   Carbs    Fat    Protein
128         16            3          11

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