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August 12, 2013

Rava Kichadi Recipe( Sooji Kichadi ) - South Indian Rava Kichadi

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Rava kichadi recipe
Rava kichadi ( Sooji Kichadi in Hindi) is my husband’s favorite Indian breakfast recipe. Its one of the most popular South Indian breakfast recipes especially in Tamil nadu and Karnataka hotels. In Karnataka, people call this as “ Kharabath”. I am not a big fan of Rava recipes. To me, rava based dishes are an easy to make, tummy filling food to make in busy mornings. Ideal for Bachelors & working women. So I make it at least once in a week either in busy weekdays or during weekends when we plan for outing. Sometimes I make it directly in a pressure cooker too. 

Usually I make Rava upma or rava idli recipe but whenever I have fresh peas and vegetables in hand,I opt for this Rava kichadi or my masala rava kichadi recipe. To get the texture & taste of kichadi close to restaurant, we must add the required quantity of water, oil and ghee, otherwise it will be a flop. 

After so many trials & errors, I am hooked to this recipe. Coconut chutney is the simple and the best side dish for kichadi. If you make it for your guests along with idli, you can serve it with sambar as well. You could find so many variations for this recipe. Here is my version of how to make Rava kichadi at home.

Do check out my masala rava kichadi,  Rava Kesari,  Microwave Rava Kesari,  Milk Kesari,  Rava Dosa ,  Karnataka Kesaribath recipes if interested.

Rava kichadi

Rava Kichadi Recipe

Rava Kichadi Recipe How to make hotel style Rava kichadi at home - A popular South Indian breakfast recipe
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
1 cup = 250ml
  • Rava / Sooji / Semolina – 1 cup
  • Water –  3 to 3.5 cups
  • Salt – As needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
To temper & saute
  • Cooking oil –  3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Green chillies – 3 - 4 nos
  • Carrot – 1-2 nos
  • Green Peas – a handful ( cooked peas)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp

  • Chop the onion, carrot & tomato finely. Chop the green chillies finely.
  • In a kadai , heat the oil. Temper mustard seeds, urad & chana dal. Saute till golden brown. Now add the chopped onions, ginger, curry leaves, green chillies & saute till onion turns transparent.
  • Lastly add the tomato pieces & finely chopped vegetables. Saute everything till tomato mushes completely.
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  • Now add the rava & roast for 3-4 mins in medium flame. In the mean time, boil 3 cups ( add 3.5 cups for more moist and soft kichadi) of water.When the water starts to roll boil, add it to the rava mixture. Take care, water splashes. Stand a feet away.
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  • Add salt, ghee & turmeric powder. Stir well till all the water is absorbed by the rava. Mix well. Close the kadai with a lid & cook it for 6-8 mins. Stir it once in the middle.
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  • Kichadi will be cooked completely & becomes non-sticky. Add finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well & switch off the flame.
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    Serve hot with sambar, chutney! Enjoy !

  • Addition of above mentioned quantity of water , ghee & oil is a must to get the texture & taste. The more oil & ghee , the more tasty it would be. Here I have given the minimum quantity required . So you should add it.
  • You can also add vegetables like potato & beans. If you add beans , pressure cook the beans & then add to rava . Else it wont be cooked.
  • Adding tomato is a must. If you don’t have tomatoes in hand , add little lemon juice at the end.
  • You can also add the water after sauting vegetables, allow it to boil for sometime & then add the rava like we make for rava upma.

Enjoy this delicious Rava Kichadi with your favorite chutney & sambar !!

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Unknown said...

The khichdi looks yummy. Love the presentation.

Santosh Bangar said... the color

Lifewithspices said...

i will finish the entire plate.. yumm

chef and her kitchen said...

love this rava khichdi...looks delicious

Rumana Rawat said...

Khichdi is looking very yummy and delicious...

great-secret-of-life said...

nice breakfast item.. yummy

Unknown said...

delicious and yummy colorful presentation

Priya Anandakumar said...

Yummy and a filling breakfast, beautiful click...

Akila said...

Beautifully presented... One of my favorite breakfast...

Anonymous said...

healthy and tasty breakfast, will taste divine with those lovely chutneys :-)

Home Cooked food said...

looks so delicious. appreciate if you stop by at my space too.

Unknown said...

rava kichiki looks so yummy and love your clicks dear :)

Sangeetha M said...

one of my fav breakfast recipe, khichdi looks so yumm and inviting...nice clicks dear!

Unknown said...

khichadi looks tempting...nice clicks

Happy’s Cook said...

Filling breakfast and lovely clicks

Vimitha Durai said...

Comfort breakfast option

Sona said...

Beautifully presented, looks delicious.

Unknown said...

Wow tempting kitchadi...yum

Priya Suresh said...

Love to start my day with this beautiful dish, filling breakfast..

Divya Shivaraman said...

super tempting and our family fav recipe

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Delicious and perfect :)