Easy Breakfast and Snacks Recipe with Sooji

Easy Breakfast and Snacks Recipe with Sooji

Hello friends, today I am sharing a recipe for the first time on my blog. Well, now that I am spending almost half of my day in the kitchen, I thought why not share my cooking chronicles on the blog too. So, here I am presenting an easy breakfast and snacks recipe with sooji. And you know what the best part about this recipe is? You can make breakfast and then use the leftover breakfast to make yummy snacks.

Ok, no more suspense. We are making Sooji Upma and Upma Rolls.

Sooji Upma is one of the most popular breakfast options in many Indian families. And the best part is we can use leftover Upma to make many other interesting dishes, especially snacks. Here, I’ve tried using leftover Upma from breakfast to make crunchy Upma fingers in the evening.

Nemit has named these snacks as ‘Upma rolls,’ and now whenever I make Upma in the breakfast, he reminds me to make Upma rolls in the evening. Here, I’m sharing a 5-minute Upma recipe also in case you want to know how I make it. It’s super easy & quick to prepare. Do try this snacks recipe for your kids, I am sure they will love it.

Check out the video below –

Easy Snacks Recipe with leftover Upma | Breakfast Recipe | Sooji Upma Rolls | 2-in-1 Dish

Easy Breakfast and Snacks Recipe with Sooji

Ingredients for Breakfast Recipe – Sooji Upma

  • Sooji (Semolina) – 2 cups
  • Curry leaves – 7 to 10 leaves
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds (rai) – 1 tsp
  •  Black pepper (Kali Mirch) – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Water – 6 cups

Cooking Time – 5-6 mins

Steps to make Sooji Upma

1- Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil. Now add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, curry leaves, 1 tsp chili flakes, and half tsp black pepper. Cook them for a minute and then add 6 cups of water. Let it boil.

2- Once the water starts boiling, lower the flame now slowly add sooji and keep stirring it. Don’t stop stirring otherwise;, the sooji will form lumps.

Note – This is how I make this, and it just takes 5-6 mins to cook. If you want, you can also add veggies to it to give it a healthy twist.

Our Sooji Upma is ready! Enjoy it in breakfast or as a light, healthy dinner. Now, it’s time to use this Upma to make crunchy Upma rolls.

Here's an easy breakfast and snacks recipe with sooji. You can make upma in breakfast and then use the leftover upma from breakfast to make yummy snacks.


Ingredients for Snacks Recipe – Upma Rolls/Crunchy Upma fingers

  • Upma
  • Boiled potatoes – 3 medium
  • Chat masala – as per taste
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Kitchen king – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder (Dhaniya) – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves

Cooking time – 5-10 mins

Steps to make Upma Rolls

1- Grate boiled potatoes and add all the spices in it, mix well. Now add Upma and coriander leaves to it and again mix well.

2- Now, grease your palms with oil and take out a little bit of mixture to make small rolls. You can give them any shape, round, long/small cylindrical, or make them like patties.

3- Heat oil in a pan and fry them. You can shallow fry or deep fry as you like. But do that on a medium flame so that they turn out crispy from outside.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup. Nemit loves this snack, and whenever we have Upma in breakfast, we definitely have Upma rolls in the snacks.

That’s it for today guys. I hope you like this recipe and try it soon. And if you do try it and share a picture on social media, don’t forget to tag me for a re-share. Stay happy. Stay safe!


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By |2023-07-15T19:17:38+05:30August 10th, 2020|Categories: Experience Talk, My Journal|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments


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    Swati Mathur August 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I have tried this… anything with suji is so quick and tasty too. So whenever I am looking for a recipe which is quick especially for the breakfast, I cannot think of anything else but suji. We can make Veg paniyaram, its a south Indian dish..really tasty and delicious.

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    Surbhi Prapanna August 13, 2020 at 5:07 am - Reply

    wow loved this variation Neha. I had made upma so many times but did not ever thought that you can give it a twist and can make upma rolls too. will try out this for sure and will let you know my experience as well.

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    rashmi August 13, 2020 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    i have quite a lot of sooji in stock. will make upma fritters soon.. pinning the post. we somehow dont like upma that much.

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    Gurjeet Chhabra August 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Woow, it is so simple and easy. I am use to make upma and now I will make roll out of it.

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    Mayura Amarkant August 14, 2020 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! Upma rolls! Looks yummy! I will surely try this for my little one – she is a fussy eater! #MBUMomsWhoBlog

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    Deepika Mishra August 15, 2020 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Agreed! Suzi is very healthy for snacking but my kids don’t like this much, I use vermicelli instead of using this. But as you mentioned these recipes are tasty too, I will tell to my kids to see how Nimit is enjoying suzi snacks.

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      Amrita Basu August 15, 2020 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      We love suji both sweet and savory .I adore suji upma too.Delicous post I must say.Loved reading the recipes and dreaming about cooking them

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    Truly Yours Roma August 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I watched this video Neha the day you release it and tried this and really it tasted so yum, all three of us loved it

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    Dr Bushra August 15, 2020 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I can’t think that suji can be used beyond making a halwa. This Recipe sounds delicious, easy and quick snack. Love to try this out

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    Judy Morris August 16, 2020 at 12:49 am - Reply

    That is a great recipe for my son to finish fast. It is yummy and healthy too as it is made of sooji. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Rajshree Sawant August 16, 2020 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Lately I have been doing a lot of weekend cooking with my nephew and he loves it. I am surely going to try these recipes with him too.

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    Varsh August 16, 2020 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I use sooji a lot in my snack recipes as it’s filling and healthy too. Such simple but yum Sooji fingers recipe! I’m definitely going to try this soon.

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    Snigdha August 16, 2020 at 8:50 am - Reply

    This is really a quick snacks recipe.. I love it. I will try out the recipe for sure.

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    Ishieta August 16, 2020 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I was looking for something different to make for Sunday breakfast today and I am so glad I found this post this will be easy quick and I think the family will enjoy it

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    Jhilmil D Saha August 16, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

    My daughter loves suji. I am sure she will enjoy most of these. I will definutely try out these as her evening snack.

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    Amrit kaur August 16, 2020 at 11:59 am - Reply

    You know what we had this yesterday. Sooji is one of my most favourites ingredients. I love having this in different forms like idli, upma, halwa, etc.

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    Vaishali August 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    What an easy and yummy breakfast/snack recipe, Neha. Semolina is def healthier option (in comparison to Maida). We ‘re trying this out in the evening 🙂

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    Kavita Singh August 17, 2020 at 12:08 am - Reply

    This lockdown has increased my interest towards cooking and I love to experiment with new recipes nowadays. I am saving this post and definitely going to try a few in the coming week.

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