Chop all vegetables, microwave for 10 mins
Heat a nonstick pan with 1 tsp of ghee, roast the Rava till done, takes a couple of minutes. Remove and keep aside.
Heat the same pan with the oil. Temper with Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal, Channa Dal and Cashew Nuts along with curry leaves.
After a minute, add the finely chopped onions and sauté till they are pink. The onions should not be browned for upma or Khichdi.
Now add the chopped tomatoes, add salt and turmeric for the tomatoes to turn mushy.
Next, add cooked vegetables, saute on high.
Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer and slowly add the rava and mix well. Add the ghee on the sides and cook with lid covered for 10 mins. Fluff in between.
2.5 cups of water make this the right texture. If you want it to be gooier, add an extra half cup of water.
Serve with pickle or chutney