Pulusu Upma Recipe

tamarind upma recipe

Tamarind Upma Preparation Steps

  • 25 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Medium


Pulusu Upma (Tamarind Upma)  is a little tangy which is done with broken rice, spicy to taste which is quite different taste when compared to regular upma and it is a Andhra style breakfast recipes. It is most popular mainly in nellore district . If any one planning for day outing or picnic it can be preserved 2 or 3 days and is very helpful as a meal.

I did this type of upma regularly and my family members also likes a lot this recipe. After my marriage i ate this upma for the first time it tastes so good and yummy.. ! children’s also like this recipe a lot and even serve in lunch boxes also. It is very easy to prepare this recipe and it takes very less time to cook this recipe.


  • 1 cup Rice rava
  • 3 cups Water
  • required Salt
  • 1 large lemon sized Soaked Tamarind
  • 1 Onion
  • For tempering
  • 2 or 3 Green chilies
  • 1 tbsp Chana dhal
  • 1 tbsp Urad dhal
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Turmeric powder

Steps for Making Pulusu Upma Recipe

  1. Soak tamarind in 3 cups of water before 1 hr later extract the juice from it keep aside. Make onions, green chillies into long pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a wide thick bottomed pan add chana dhal, urad dhal, cumin seeds,mustard seeds fry for sometime till sizzling the mustard seeds now add curry leaves.
  3. Add onions and green chilies fry till the onions turns into transparent now add tamarind juice into it.
  4. Add turmeric powder, salt to taste as you required. Boil the water till bubbles are coming out now add rice rava into it.
  5. Keep on stirring till it becomes tight and also evaporates the whole water. Keep on low flame for 5 mins.
  6. Serve hot hot pulusu upma with pappula podi (how to prepare pappula podi is shown in podi varieties).
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