Instant Indian Snack Recipe- Easy Mushroom Upma Recipe

Here is an easy recipe for Mushroom Upma which is a popular South Indian breakfast dish. Upma is traditionally made out of Semolina (sooji) and here I have used Cream of Wheat (breakfast cereal) for this dish. It's quick and tasty. Give it a try if you are craving something savory in the morning or looking for healthy snack ideas.


Cream of wheat 2 Tablespoon (finer version of sooji/semolina)
Oil 3 Tablespoon (2
Mustard seed 1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Cashew nut 5 (4
Chana dal 1 Tablespoon (split yellow lentil)
Chopped onion 2 Tablespoon
Mushroom 5 , chopped (4
Dried curry leaves 5 , crushed (or use fresh)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. In a pan, dry roast cream of wheat over medium low flame for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.


2. In a pan, heat oil, add mustard, cumin and allow them to crackle.

3. Add cashew and chana dal. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

4. Stir in onion and mushroom. Season with salt and curry leaves. Cook for a couple of minutes.

5. Pour water and bring to a boil. Add cream of wheat and cook stirring constantly until water is soaked.


6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 318Calories from Fat 194

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 492 mg20.5%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet