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Rava Kichidi Recipe

Rava Kichidi is my husband’s favorite. Though I am not a great fan of upma/ Kichidi, I used to make it quite frequently for my husband. Adding vegetables to the kichidi makes it even more delicious. Coconut chutney serves as a best combo for this recipe. If I don’t have coconut in stock, the next easy one would be onion tomato chutney. So far I had a thought that both upma and kichidi are the same. But realised they both are different when I spoke with one of my friends. But my mom used to prepare only upma that too very very rare as I wont like it.

Kichidi Recipe
Rava Kichidi Recipe
Preparation Time : 15 Minutes
Cooking time        : 15 Minutes
Serves   : 3


Sooji/Rava/Semolina 1 Cup
Channa Dhal 1 Tablespoon
Urad Dhal 1/2 Tablespoon
Curry Leaves 1 Strig
Greenchillies 2 Nos (Finely Chopped)
Ginger A small piece (Finely chopped)
Onion 1 No (Finely chopped)
Tomato 1 No
Carrot 1 No (Chopped)
Cashew 10 Nos
Mustard 1/4 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder A Pinch
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Ghee 1/2 Tablespoon
Preparation Method

Heat a pan and add oil and ghee. Once it is hot, add mustard. After it splutters, add channa dhal, urad dhal, cashew and fry them till they turn to golden brown colour.

Then add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and onion and saute them well.

Rava Kichidi Recipe Step 1 

Add Chopped carrot, tomato and saute them well.Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add required salt.

Rava Kichidi Recipe Step 2


Add 2.5 cups of water and bring it to boil. When the water is boiling well, slowly add the sooji / Semolina and keep mixing.

Rava Kichidi Recipe Step 3


Keep the flame in medium and close it with a lid and keep stirring frequently. When all the sooji is cooked well, turn off the flame and transfer it to a bowl and serve hot with coconut chutney or any other chutney of your choice.

Rava Kichidi Recipe Step 4


Add the semolina only when the water is boiling well. Simultaneously stir it so that there is no lumps formation.

Instead of ghee, you can add just oil for this preparation.

You can also add green peas to this Kichidi. If you add fresh one, make sure it is boiled well before adding it.


How to Make Rava Kichidi