Do you have any leftover Sambar/rasam sitting in your fridge? Are you in a hurry to make breakfast in the morning? You can make some extremely simple yet yummy breakfast for your family in a jiffy. It takes just ten minutes of your time to make this. My mom who's an expert in turning anything leftover into something delicious deserves all credit for this recipe.

Ingredients -

1 Cup leftover Sambar/Rasam
1-1/2 Cups Sooji (Bombay Rava)
1/2 Cup Vegetables (I used frozen Carrots/Beans/Corn/Peas)
1-1/2 Cups Water
Oil, Mustard seeds, Chana Dal, Urad Dal, Dry Mirchi, Curry leaves (for Seasoning)

Method of Preparation -

Grind the Sambar if you don't want the vegetables in it to appear in your Upma.

Add oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, Urad dal, Chana dal, Dry Mirchi. After the seeds splutter, add curry leaves and the frozen vegetables along with 1-1/2 cups of water and sambar and let them cook (To make it faster I microwave the veggies and add them)

Once the vegetables are cooked, slowly add the Sooji, continuously stirring so no lumps are formed. Let the rava cook for a minute or two and then switch off the stove.

Check the taste and add salt if needed. Your Sambar Upma is ready to be served.

You could optionally add some ginger and green chillies to this.

I am sending this to 'CoL - Leftover Delicacies' hosted by Daisy Blue of SpicyLounge.

Serves 2 adults
Preparation Time 4 mins
Cooking Time 6 mins
Posted by Jaya on Wednesday, April 14, 2010


  1. Superb!very interesting way to use leftover sambhar,Thanks for sharing...

  2. Suma Gandlur Says:
  3. Your mom is really creative. She is creating magic with leftovers. Kudos to her.

  4. Harini R Says:
  5. She sure is Suma...she has been very enthusiastic about our blog and suggests quite a few recipes from her experience.

    Thx for your compliments Leena!

  6. Panchpakwan Says:
  7. Very innovative way to use leftover! Looks delicious.

    gald to follow you..:)

  8. मजा आ गया क्या कहने

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. Oh awesome... my mom also fixes stuff from left overs to awesome dishes... and i have picked that up from her... im gonna do this now caz i prepared one whole handi of sambar 2 days ago jus for 2 of us and im fed up of looking at it ... im still in bed wondering what to get up n make for breakfast so started googling... and here it is !! Awesome... thanks for sharing this... sounds so easy n something that will suit my taste buds.

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