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Rava kichadi recipe with step by step photos – one of the usual breakfast items at our home is rava kichadi. The recipe is different from Upma.

rava kichadi, rava kichadi recipe

It is more like khichdi and one that is made with sooji. So you can also call it sooji khichdi. Rava kichadi is a South Indian breakfast preparation.

I do add some veggies in it to give some texture and nutrition. The veggies that can be added to this dish are capsicum (shimla mirch or bell pepper), french beans, green peas (matar) and carrots. But you can skip veggies and make it without veggies also.

This time when I made rava kichadi for blog, I did not added cashews. But some fried or roasted cashews can be added for garnish. Usually I add fried cashews as they give good taste to it.

Serve rava kichadi accompanied with some lemon wedges and coconut chutney. While serving, you can also add some roasted or fried cashews.

How to make rava kichadi

Roasting rava

1. Heat a pan or kadai and then add fine rava (sooji or cream of wheat) to it. Keep the flame on low while roasting rava.

roasting rava in a pan

2. Stir often when the rava is being roasted.

stirring and roasting rava in a pan

3. When the rava granules change color and you get a nice aroma from them, then switch off the flame.

roasting rava

4. Remove the roasted rava in a plate. Keep aside.

rava to make rava kichadi recipe

Making rava kichadi

5. In the same pan or kadai, add 3 tablespoons ghee. Keep the flame to a low or medium-low.

ghee to make rava kichadi recipe

6. Let the ghee become hot.

ghee to prepare rava kichadi recipe

7. Once the ghee becomes hot, add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds.

making rava kichadi recipe

8. Let the mustard seeds splutter.

making rava kichadi recipe

9. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add 1 teaspoon chana dal and 1 teaspoon urad dal.

making rava kichadi recipe

10. On a low flame, fry till the dals become golden. Make sure not to burn the dals.

making rava kichadi recipe

11. Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions.

onions for making rava kichadi recipe

12. Saute till the onions turn translucent.

onions for making rava kichadi recipe

13. Next add 1 or 2 green chilies (chopped), ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 8 to 9 curry leaves (chopped).

kadi patta for making rava kichadi recipe

14. Stir and mix.

kadi patta for making rava kichadi recipe

15. Then add ¼ cup finely chopped carrots, ¼ cup green peas (fresh or frozen) and ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes. Mix.

preparing rava kichadi recipe

16. Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

preparing rava kichadi recipe

17. Mix again and saute for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame.

preparing rava kichadi recipe

18. Then pour 3 cups water.

water for preparing rava kichadi recipe

19. Add salt as per taste.

salt for preparing rava kichadi recipe

20. Increase the flame and let the water come to a rolling boil.

preparing rava kichadi recipe

21. Once the water comes to a boil, then reduce the flame.

rava for preparing rava kichadi recipe

Adding rava to make rava kichadi

22. Add the rava in parts.

rava for preparing rava kichadi recipe

23. as soon as you add a batch of roasted rava, mix very well. So that lumps are not formed.

rava for making rava kichadi recipe

24. Add another batch of rava. Mix again.

rava for making rava kichadi recipe

25. This way add the rava in 3 to 4 batches and mix very well.

making rava kichadi recipe

26. Cover the pan with a lid and on low flame steam for about 2 to 3 minutes.

making sooji khichdi recipe

27. Once done then remove the lid.

sooji khichdi recipe

28. Add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. Mix very well.

sooji khichdi recipe, rava kichadi recip

29. Serve rava kichadi accompanied with some lemon wedges and coconut chutney. While serving, you can also add some roasted or fried cashews.

rava kichadi recipe

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rava kichadi

Rava Kichadi

4.88 from 8 votes
Rava kichadi is a South Indian breakfast dish made from fine rava or cream of wheat or sooji.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Cuisine South Indian
Course: Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fine rava or 150 grams fine rava (sooji or cream of wheat)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal (split and husked bengal gram)
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (split and husked black gram)
  • cup chopped onions
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - chopped
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 8 to 9 curry leaves - chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup green peas - fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • salt as required

Instructions

roasting rava

  • Heat a pan or kadai and then add rava to it. 
  • Keep the flame on low while roasting rava.
  • Stir often when the rava is being roasted.
  • When the rava granules change their color and you get a nice aroma from the rava, then switch off the flame.
  • Remove the roasted rava in a plate. Keep aside.

making rava kichadi

  • In the same pan or kadai, add 3 tablespoons ghee. Keep the flame to a low or medium-low.
  • Once the ghee becomes hot, add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds and let them splutter. 
  • When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add 1 teaspoon chana dal and 1 teaspoon urad dal.
  • On a low flame, fry till the dals become golden. Make sure not to burn the dals.
  • Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions. saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Next add 1 or 2 green chilies (chopped), ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 8 to 9 curry leaves (chopped).
  • Stir and mix.
  • Then add ¼ cup finely chopped carrots, ¼ cup peas (fresh or frozen) and ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes. Mix.
  • Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Mix again and saute for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame.
  • Then pour 3 cups water. add salt as per taste.
  • Increase the flame and let the water come to a rolling boil.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, then reduce the flame and add the rava in parts.
  • As soon as you add a batch of roasted rava, mix very well. so that lumps are not formed.
  • Add another batch of rava. Mix again.
  • This way add the rava in 3 to 4 batches and mix very well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and on low flame steam for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Once done then remove the lid and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. Mix very well.
  • Serve rava kichadi accompanied with some lemon wedges and coconut chutney. While serving, you can also add some roasted or fried cashews.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Rava Kichadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 631mg27%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2208IU44%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 39mg195%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 69mg84%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 7µg7%
Calcium 436mg44%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 402µg101%
Iron 20mg111%
Magnesium 41mg10%
Phosphorus 182mg18%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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