Not ready to eat: MTR ready foods

I picked up MTR's ready to eat upma at a super market. I thought it would give some variety to breakfasts.
I tried it this morning. I was quite disappointed. It was too oily and the taste was too sharp. One could hardly call it breakfast fare. In fact I left the dish unfinished. A complete waste of 35 Rs
Our maid, and now cook, Banu, was around. She said that she knows how to make upma and poha. So I now have to get the basic ingredients and hope that my luck changes!