Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma (Savory Semolina Pudding)

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Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma (Savory Semolina Pudding): Instant and delicious breakfast upma prepared with a hint of ghee using three colors.

A perfect breakfast treat for the entire family to enjoy.Three Colored Masala Upma

Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma

I’m back with another wholesome and quick breakfast recipe using MTR Breakfast Mixes.

This time we are using ‘Masala Upma’ which is a savory semolina pudding made using ghee and is usually served for breakfast or snacks in Indian homes.

It’s easy to digest, filling and wholesome too. Traditionally, it’s made by sautéing semolina with ghee, seasoning and adding water.

Just cover with lid and cook for 15-20 minutes to get a thick savory pudding. But the key to a good upma is proper measurement and mixing, however who has the time to do all that in morning or when you need a really quick snack?

Hence I got these MTR Breakfast Mixes, which are super easy to make (mostly ready in 2-3 minutes) and excellent to taste.

Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma

Many of you might already know that we are quickly approaching 15 August, which is the Independence Day in India.

Every year, I celebrate this day by creating some of our favorite Indian recipes and one of those recipes does include ‘Three colors – (Saffron, White & Green), the colors that evoke a deep emotion of patriotism and affinity.

As they say ‘Absence Makes the Heart Grows Fonder’, well in my case it’s the distance which just makes me long for India, even more so on such special occasions.


So to celebrate this year’s India Independence Day, I’m creating this ‘Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma (Savory Semolina Pudding)’, which can be made using the MTR Breakfast Mixes.

So, we no longer have to roast or measure any ingredient. Just boil some water, empty the entire packet content in it, add ghee (incase you are vegan, you can add coconut oil), cover cook for few minutes and you’re done.

The masala upma is ready in minutes and tastes smooth and yummy.independence-day-indian-recipeTo impart them with the three colors, I’ve just divided the recipe into three equal parts and added 3 different food colors to them.

Then take any cookie cutter, place few spoons of green colored upma on the bottom, then few spoons of white upma and finally top with saffron upma.

Decorate with nuts or few sprigs of fresh coriander and you are ready with a that can make you the star of your breakfast game 🙂

How to Make Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma

Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma Savory Semolina Pudding

how to make 3 color masala upma

Go Ahead and enjoy the scrumptious ‘Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma (Savory Semolina Pudding)’ with your family or loved ones and celebrate the special occasions in your life.

Do give these MTR Breakfast Mixes a try as they are easily available in Indian Grocery stores + Amazon and have many options to choose from :

  1. Khatta Meetha Poha
  2. Vermicelli Upma
  3. KhamanDhokla
  4. Dhokla
  5. Poha
  6. Oats Upma
  7. Ragi Dosa
  8. Oats Idli
  9. Multigrain Dosa
  10. Masala Idli
  11. Masala Upma
  12. Rava Dosa
  13. Vada
  14. Dosa
  15. Rice Idli
  16. Upma
  17. Rava Idli



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Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma

Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma

Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma (Savory Semolina Pudding): Instant and delicious breakfast upma prepared with a hint of ghee using three colors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 1 Packet MTR Masala Upma Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee - clarified butter
  • Few Drops Orange Food Color
  • Few Drops Green Food Color
  • 5-6 Roasted Cashews
  • 1 Lemon - chopped into quarter
  • 1 Circular Cookie Cutter - or any shape cookie cutter


  1. Bring water to a boil In a medium non-stick pan.
  2. Add the entire packet content of the MTR Masala Upma.
  3. Add ghee and stir everything.
  4. Cook for 3 minutes and turn off the heat.
  5. To Make 3 Color
  6. Divide the upma into three equal parts.
  7. Mix orange food color in one part and stir it evenly.
  8. Mix green food color in the second part and stir evenly.
  9. Assemble the Pudding
  10. Take the circular cookie cutter and place the green upma as the bottom layer.
  11. Press evenly inside the circle.
  12. Next, add the non-colored upma and press evenly in the circle.
  13. Lastly, place the orange color upma on top and press evenly in the circle.
  14. Lift the cookie cutter upward and your 'Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma' is ready.
  15. Follow the process above to make the remaining upma pudding.
  16. Transfer to serving dish.
  17. Add a cashew on top of each and serve with a sliced lemon wedge on the side.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 64mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g


19 Replies to "Three Colored Breakfast Masala Upma (Savory Semolina Pudding)"

  • Igor @ Cooking The Globe August 16, 2016 (12:15 pm)

    What a lovely colorful pudding. Love your pictures!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 15, 2016 (9:01 am)

    That is sure to bring a few morning smiles!

  • Laura | Wandercooks August 14, 2016 (11:56 pm)

    Yum, this sounds delicious and looks like so much fun to make, let alone eat! I’ve never experimented with upma for breakfast but really keen to try. Thanks for sharing!

    • Molly Kumar August 21, 2016 (8:47 pm)

      Thanks so much Laura. You should try them soon.

  • Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry August 14, 2016 (10:57 am)

    What a different recipe, love the bright colours so eye catching

  • Jovita @ Yummy Addiction August 13, 2016 (8:55 pm)

    So colorful! We love semolina porridge in my country, so I am pretty sure I will love your pudding as well. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Molly Kumar August 23, 2016 (4:42 am)

      Thanks Jovita, do give it a try soon!

  • Vicky @ Avocado Pesto August 13, 2016 (6:21 pm)

    Love the bright colors in this! Sounds delicious and enjoy the celebrations for Indian independence day on the 15th!

  • safira August 13, 2016 (3:21 pm)

    Never tried upma but read a lot about it! Looks so good and love how you have made coloured layers 🙂

    • Molly Kumar August 23, 2016 (4:49 am)

      Thanks Safira. It’s a very popular Indian Breakfast and absolutely light and hearty.

  • Shelma August 13, 2016 (11:44 am)

    Wow.. I have never heard of Upma before. Interesting! I wonder how it tastes like. By the way, Indonesian Independence day is on August 7th! I didn’t know that Indonesian and Indian’s independence day are pretty close.

    • Molly Kumar August 23, 2016 (4:52 am)

      Hi Shelma, Hope you had a nice Independence Day celebrations 🙂 You should give it a try soon !

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 13, 2016 (8:44 am)

    What a fun looking breakfast! This isn’t a type of breakfast that I have tried before, but I am intrigued.

  • swayam August 13, 2016 (5:53 am)

    Gorgeous Molly!! Perfect for Independence Day.. 🙂

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