Boil 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup of rava upma mix and stir continuously without lumps on a low flame until rava is completely cooked. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and a dash of lime or any podi / pickle and serve hot.
Alternatively, you can sauté finely chopped onions, tomatoes, carrots, beans, and peas and then add water to make vegetable upma.
Or you can add 1/2 cup of yellow or green mung dal to 1 cup rava and add 3 cups of water with little extra salt and veggies and make khichadi. Serve hot with lemon or mango pickle.