Cabbage Uppittu or Upma

In most Madhwa houses, as I have mentioned several times in my posts onion is a big no no. On days when we are not supposed to eat rice, like when you fast in the night during Shravana Masa, or even every Thursday’s we make this Upma.

Cabbage has many many health benefits. Finally, it is the most cheapest vegetable out there and full of costly nutrients. How about that? 🙂

To read more about what all nutrients cabbage has take a look here.

Health Benefits of Cabbage.

Cabbage Uppittu or Upma


  • 2 cups Rava or Sooji or Rave
  • 1 and 1/2 cups finely chopped cabbage.
  • 2-3 green chillies.
  • 2 tsp Vangibath powder
  • 1/4 fresh finely grated coconut ( Optional)
  • 4-5 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 3 tsp finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tsp Oil, and 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp channa dal, 1 tsp urad dal, 1/2 tsp turmeric, pinch of hing for seasoning


First, in a non stick pan or any deep vessel fry the rava continuously until it turns golden brown. Make sure it doesn’t burn out. Transfer this onto a plate.

Next, add  oil. When it is hot enough add all the seasoning ingredients one after another. Add green chillies and curry leaves also. Add the cabbage and 3 cups of water and cover. Let this boil until the cabbage is cooked. Now add the Vangibath powder, salt, sugar. Once this boils as well, slowly add the rava. While you are adding rava, make sure there are no lumps, so keep stirring continuously. It should look watery when you have added all the rava.

Now, cover the vessel, and cook on slow fire for another 15-20 minutes, once the rava is cooked, add coconut, finely chopped cilantro and lemon juice.

Serve with chatnipudi and yoghurt. Enjoy.

P.S: Vangibath Powder recipe can be found here.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Varsha on March 10, 2016 at 5:36 am

    You can replace vangibhath powder by cinnamon powder. Just add 1tsp cinnamon powder while the cabbage is boiling in water. Finally you can top it with ghee & add grated coconut, lime juice in the end.
    Cinnamon flavor with cabbage tastes really different.


  2. Cabbage upma is good by looking itself.. It seems to be nutritious food, it can be eaten
    by all. Thanks for the same. The same way we can make Onion/carrot/Veg. like Beans,Peas (Upma) by cooking same method.


  3. How to put my recipe on this Kalpavriksha Kamedhene topic?


  4. Posted by Bhavana on January 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Very useful link. Thank you.


  5. Posted by Bhavana on January 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    very tasty and frequently made on fasting days, sometimes with green peas also. Meera, the link you have given about cabbage is not connecting. Give some other.


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